I work in a school district, and I find that Google's G Suite (Classroom, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, etc.) is miles ahead of Apple's counterparts in terms of integration with each other. However, I do like Apple Classroom's management system as well as Schoolwork's integration with 3rd apps.For complex searches, Google is MILES ahead. So annoying that we can't just have the best as default.
Every single selection during setup is obnoxious. Every one more thing is that much more obnoxious. Setup should default literally everything conceivably defaultable. For example, if a significant majority of people when prompted would pick Option A, then not innately defaulting to Option A without prompt/interruption is bad user experience design.If it is a one time thing when setting up the machine what's the harm?
Have you given StartPage a go? They use Google results but strip away the tracking mechanisms. There are a few nice features, take a look. It’s my go to.If Apple’s search would be the equivalent of their Maps/Translation offerings, I’m so in. I left Google Maps the day Apple launched Maps. A few early hiccups aside, it easily meets my needs. I want as little Google in my life as is possible. Search, most unfortunately, is the only thing I can’t seem to fully transition. Yet.
I know nothing of StarPage, but will definitely look into it. Thanks for the heads up.Have you given StartPage a go? They use Google results but strip away the tracking mechanisms. There are a few nice features, take a look. It’s my go to.
I use DDG too, I like it generally - but its so absurdly US centric its a bit frustrating. When you type something to do with Paris, and the first 15 results go to Paris in Texas instead of the more obvious actual Paris, then that’s a bit of an issue.
While competition is good, I think a lot of people stick with Google Maps, Google Search, Translate etc. just because they are better, have more data...
I disagree - but would be happy enough with what seems to me a halfway house.Every single selection during setup is obnoxious. Every one more thing is that much more obnoxious. Setup should default literally everything conceivably defaultable. For example, if a significant majority of people when prompted would pick Option A, then not innately defaulting to Option A without prompt/interruption is bad user experience design.
Then again, Apple seems to be on good terms with DuckDuckGo, so a buyout could be in the realm of possibility.If it has a focus on Apple integration/privacy and is powered by Google, then I will switch to it in a heartbeat.
It would be even better if DuckDuckGo (and the masterminds behind it) were to merge with the Apple search engine…
No it’s obvious. Google has become the gateway to information for most of us. It’s insane to have a singular company with it’s own profit driven motives in search results wield such power. We absolutely need more viable options.Are you being sarcastic? Do you see the irony in your post?
Same here! I also find that its search results are on par with Google nowadays, but I would still switch to an Apple search engine in a heartbeat.People laugh, but I use bing just for the "bing bucks". I've received a few $100's in Amazon gift cards simply for using it... and still do.
What’s your preference of google maps over Apple Maps? I’ve heard other countries are still catching up but if you live in the US in my opinion it’s much better. I’ve used the new translate app too and I love it. The free form conversation mode that automatically knows which language is speaking is nice. Plus all-on-device translation, so privacy.I would absolutely LOVE if Apple came up with a great (private, reliable) search engine.
Unfortunately I feel like it will be like Maps (for which I still use Google Maps) or Translate (yep, I prefer Google’s again).
I really really want to get away from Google entirely. But I also want the best results from when I search for things. Here’s hoping Apple will eventually catch up and make their versions more effective...
Yes, Google does have more data. On you. Where you go on the net, the restaurants you visit, places you go to, how long you stay at those places, flights you take, etc., etc., etc.