Alternatives to DuckDuckGo for all platforms with any license

  • Startpage icon

    Startpage is a search engine that fetches results from the Google search engine without saving the users' IP addresses or giving any personal user information to Google's servers.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • YaCy icon


    YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of...

    Open Source Mac Web / Cloud Windows Linux

  • Searx icon


    Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users. Why use Searx? - Searx may not offer you as personalised results as Google, but it doesn't...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Linux Self-Hosted

  • Bing icon


    Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is the current web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft. Bing is a search engine that finds and organizes the answers you need...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad Windows Windows RT ... Windows Phone

  • ixquick icon


    Ixquick protects your privacy! The only search engine that does not record your IP address. You have a right to privacy. Your search data should never fall into the wrong hands. The only real solution is quickly deleting your...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Yandex.Search icon


    Yandex is the fastest growing search engine in the world, serving primarily Russia (the largest and most popular) and other countries formerly part of the Soviet Union. It has been experimenting with an amazing English-based search...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Windows ... Telegram

  • Ecosia icon


    Ecosia is a green search engine that donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue and online shopping to a reforestation program, currently in Burkina Faso. In November 2015 Ecosia celebrated 3 million planted trees and...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Qwant icon


    Qwant was launched in France in February 2013 after two years of research and development. The European search engine continues to grow, innovate and the entire Qwant team is proud to present its new "Beta" version which...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Gigablast icon


    Gigablast is a powerful, opensource, new search engine that does real-time indexing! Features Scalable to thousands of servers. Has scaled to over 12 billion web pages on over 200 servers. A dual quad core, with 32GB ram, and...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • DeeperWeb icon


    Easily navigate through results using a fast, simple and useful Tag-Cloud technique. Use our Topic-Mapping-Technologies for quick access to answers, news, videos, blogs, Wikipedia and more. Install now and boost your...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Firefox

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    Million Short is an experimental web search engine (really, more of a discovery engine) that allows you to REMOVE the top million (or top 100k, 10k, 1k, 100) sites from the results set. We thought it might be somewhat interesting to...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Dogpile icon

    Dogpile is a search engine that combines results from multiple major search engines, including Google, Bing, Yahoo Search, and, into one search page.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Bubblehunt icon


    Bubblehunt is a curated web search. Every user can create "bubble" with favorite resources and make own search system. That help to sharing opinion and find interesting content. Now it’s alpha version and we are working to...

    Free Web / Cloud Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Microsoft Edge ... Internet Explorer Opera Firefox

  • SearchLock icon


    SearchLock prevents tracking of your Internet search history. Keeps your searches from being tracked and associated with your personal information. Free extension for Chrome and Firefox.

    Free Mac Chrome Windows Linux

  • Wonder icon


    Your personal research assistant. Ask Wonder a question and move on with your day.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Boondabar Visual Search Engine

    Boondabar is a search engine just like Google or Bing. Except we present results in a more visual way then other search engines. This means you’re able to find content fast, easier and it makes surfing the web much more enjoyable.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Yippy Search icon

    Yippy Search

    Yippy Search, formerly known as Clusty, is a search engine that groups results into topics, or "clouds," rather than focusing just on search engine result ranking. This makes for better search and discovery. Some web...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Searchy icon


    Searchy literally turns the web into your personal guide Add search scopes matching your needs to Searchy. Then just type anything you want to find into a right scope and get the search results narrowed by it. Organize your...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Ask icon

    Ask (or Ask Jeeves in the United Kingdom) is a search engine that allows users to get answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language, along with traditional keyword searching. also includes support for math...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Gibiru icon


    Uncensored Anonymous Search.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • InfoSpace icon


    We deliver proven metasearch technologies, white label tools and industry-standard best practices that have been tested and implemented on our own properties. Our long-standing relationships with Google, Yahoo! and Yandex enable us to...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Goodsearch icon


    What if you could raise money for your favorite cause every time you searched or shopped online? Now you can! is a new search engine that works just like Yahoo! but makes a donation to the charity or school of your...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Dotmos icon


    The Discover Engine that searches the web, social media and other sources to create in-depth and current results on any topic.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Unbubble icon


    THE SEARCH ENGINE FROM EUROPE 100% NEUTRAL, SECURE & CLEAN MADE & HOSTED IN GERMANY - More than one Search Engine - Unbiased search results - Sustainable and private search - So easy yet powerful Search...

    Free Web / Cloud Firefox

  • MetaGer icon


    MetaGer is a SaaS by the German non-profit SUMA e.V. that provides you with anonymous meta search results.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Wiinkz New Tab icon

    Wiinkz New Tab

    Replaces your default New Tab with your favorite theme. Choose between more than 1000 different themes and 15000 pictures.

    Free Web / Cloud Android Chrome Windows Chrome OS Kindle Fire

  • Giftfluence icon


    Imagine the impact we could make if every online search and purchase led to a charitable donation.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Common Crawl icon

    Common Crawl

    Common Crawl builds and maintains an open repository of web crawl data that can be accessed and analyzed by anyone

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Dunno icon


    Dunno is a crowd-searching platform. Find bundles with results others have found useful. It's everything related to your search, selected by people who understand what you're looking for.

    Free Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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    Xirkle is a meta search engine, which allows a user to search the web anonymously. Unlike other engines, there's no need to login to an account to adjust the privacy setting because Xirkle was created without this unnecessary...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Site Plow

    Site Plow is a free tool for information exploration on the Internet. An easy to use web app for building advanced search queries for Google and Bing. The tool also integrates your search with some of the most popular sites on the...

    Free Web / Cloud

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DuckDuckGo Comments

DDG is brilliant

Positive Comment by DzSW
about DuckDuckGo Apr 2016

I really do love DDG. It's great to get away from Google due to their Privacy aspects and trying to track everything you do. DDG doesn't track your searches, has regional settings, themes, Image search etc. You must check out their 'Bangs' feature if you haven't already as well, so useful. A great search engine that has a refreshing privacy stance.


Love duckduckgo.

Positive Comment by Gamer_M
about DuckDuckGo Jun 2015

I switch over from google and it improve my productivity with the bangs.Not to mention the privacy it improve on. The info is a little outdated so I'll clean it up soon :)


Updated Screenshots!

Comment by Satuim
about DuckDuckGo Sep 2014

Hello guys I have just updated the screenshots for DuckDuckGo, Enjoy!


New Features

Positive Comment by Satuim
about DuckDuckGo May 2014

I'm liking DDG's new features including Image Searching and a full redesign.

Give it another go If you dislike it already :D


I like it, but... 1 Helpful

Comment by impossible
about DuckDuckGo and ixquick, Startpage Aug 2013

I use this because of its promises but, it is hosted by Amazonaws that has servers in the USA, that probably have to record your IP due to legislation. Either way its better than going to google if you want privacy.
Small Startpage iconStartpage & Small ixquick iconixquick are safe alternatives as well


One of the best search engines

Positive Comment by ericleebow
about DuckDuckGo Jun 2013

DuckDuckGo provides great results in an easy to search site. I've found things on here that I didn't find elsewhere, and it's service is quick and easy to use!



Positive Comment by camis
about DuckDuckGo Aug 2012

i love ddg's alternativeto integration! ==>


Interview with the founder

Comment by Ola
about DuckDuckGo Sep 2011

Don't miss the interview with the founder of DuckDuckGo on Hanselminutes.


DuckDuckGo is the best search engine.

Positive Comment by voop556
about DuckDuckGo and Google Search Jun 2011

DuckDuckGo is the best search engine. It has more privacy, less spam, 0-click info, !bang, and tons of custimizations. Found it in October, never used Google again.


Awesome in every way

Positive Comment by InterwebsCowboy
about DuckDuckGo Jun 2011

Awesome in every way, like "MiddleOfNowhere" said a lot of attention is put to detail at DDG, many features I always wanted are included, like settings and separating results by meaning allowing more significant results. I even sended a mail with a few recomendations and "they" (single manteiner) responded right away!!
Simply awesome!!

Impresionante en todos los sentidos, como "MiddleOfNowhere" dijo, se pone un montón de atensión a los detalles en DDG, incluye muchas características que siempre he querido, como la posibilidad de configuración y la separación de resultados por significado dando resultados mucho más relevantes. Incluso envié un mail con algunas recomendaciones y "ellos " (el sitio lo mantiene una sola persona) respondieron de inmediato!
Simplemente impresionante!


DDG is great.

Positive Comment by MiddleOfNowhere
about DuckDuckGo and Google Search Jun 2011

DDG is great. A lot of attention to detail, relevant results and goodies like "Zero Click Box" (will typically show the first paragraph from Wikipedia for a search term). Also, there's keyboard control, direct access to Wolfram Alpha features/results (e.g. for conversions) and what they call Bang! - these are keywords that will take you directly to certain sites.E.g., a query for "bbedit !alto" on DuckDuckGo will show BBEdit alternatives on, and "Matrix !amazon" will list Matrix-related products on I am using it as my default search engine now and only go to Google for "needle in a haystack" searches where every result matters. If you don't need the whole Autocomplete/Instant Search/Media Search Zoo from Google, this is a fast and reliable alternative.


In the last 4 weeks DuckDuckGo had by far more likes than G ... 1 Helpful

Comment by em4020
about DuckDuckGo Jun 2011

In the last 4 weeks DuckDuckGo had by far more likes than Google Search:
See Small DuckDuckGo iconDuckDuckGo


I think it's great, specially for the privacy

Positive Comment by klischee
about DuckDuckGo Jun 2011

I use it for some days and I think it's great. Specially, if they keep their privacy promises.


DDG allows you to search with every search engine

Positive Comment by sundaryourfriend
about DuckDuckGo Jun 2011

DDG is awesome because, among other things, it allows me to search with every search engine including Amazon, Wikipedia, or even Google.