Today marks the conclusion of the trial partnership with DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company, to host some of the downloads you get from PortableApps.com. DuckDuckGo's popular search engine, tracker blocking extension, and mobile app are built around user privacy and security, so it was a natural fit. While the download hosting has worked well and been a hit with users, it unfortunately doesn't line up with DuckDuckGo's current product focus. So, we're announcing an end to the trial.
It's been a great experience working with the team at DuckDuckGo. In addition to their technical expertise, their commitment to privacy, security, and ethics made working together a breeze. I'm always happy to bring attention to services that respect your personal data and security, and can support the future of PortableApps.com development in a way that fits with our own values, so I'll certainly be looking for ways to work together again in the future.
Thanks again to DuckDuckGo for working with us on this project, and thanks to all of you for continuing to use PortableApps.com.
Happy portable app-ing!