[Lavabit](http://lavabit.com/index.html) comes highly recommended from reader Daniel R. as a better email option than Hush for private email. It is cheaper and offers more. I signed up for a free account, but have yet to figure out how to upgrade it to a premium account — still if you can, Lavabit looks like a very generous offering at only $16/yr.
**Update**: You go to ‘Preferences’ on the Lavabit homepage to upgrade to the paid account — it’s not a very intuitive website (to say the least).
[Safari Keyword Search](http://safarikeywordsearch.aurlien.net) comes recommended from reader Simon R. as a better way to use DuckDuckGo in Safari. I have tried this before and it is a solid way to do it, but you have to type something like `d` preceding your search. That was enough of a hassle on an everyday basis to get me to edit my hosts file instead.