Google Alternatives

List of Google alternatives that are mostly taken from https://restoreprivacy.com/google-alternatives/


  • Pale Moon

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux focusing on efficiency and ease of use.

    Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's speed*, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

     

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  • Invidious

    Free Web Website

    An alternative front-end to Small YouTube iconYouTube

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    Features:

    • Audio-only mode (and no need to keep window open on mobile)

    • Open-source (AGPLv3 licensed)

    • No ads

    • No need to create a Google account to save subscriptions

    • Lightweight (homepage is ~4 KB compressed)

    • Tools for managing subscriptions:
      * Only show unseen videos
      * Only show latest (or latest unseen) video from each channel
      * Delivers notifications from all subscribed channels
      * Automatically redirect homepage to feed
      * Import subscriptions from YouTube

    • Dark mode

    • Embed support

    • Set default player options (speed, quality, autoplay, loop)

    • Does not require JS to play videos

    • Support for Reddit comments in place of YT comments

    • Import/Export subscriptions, watch history, preferences

    • Does not use any of the official YouTube APIs

    • Developer API

     

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  • DuckDuckGo

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox Website

    DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software.

    • Zero-click Info - Useful information above the links.
    • More Privacy - We do not track you.
    • Goodies - Instant answers, !bangs & settings.
    • Less Spam - We remove sites with just ads.

     

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  • Mojeek

    Free Web Firefox Website

    Mojeek, the alternative search engine that puts the people who use it first.

    We like to do things differently...

    That's why we're on a mission to build the world's alternative search engine; a search engine that does what's right, that values and respects your privacy, whilst providing its own unique and unbiased search results.

    Search is often considered the gateway to the Web, which is why we believe it's critical that choices exist, choices that take a different approach. By putting the people who use Mojeek first and using technology built from the ground-up, we're here to offer that choice.

    Features:

    • Search that doesn't follow you around
    • Independent and Unbiased Search Results
    • Search technology created from the ground up
    • Hosted and run from the UK's greenest data centre

     

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  • Qwant

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Firefox Website

    Qwant is a European web search engine, launched in July 2013 and operated from Paris. It is the only EU-based search engine with its own indexing engine. It claims not to employ user tracking and doesn't personalize search results in order to avoid trapping users in a filter bubble. It is available in 13 languages.

     

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  • searx

    Free Linux Web Android Self-Hosted Website

    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 generate a profile about you
    • Searx doesn't care about what you search for, never shares anything with a third party, and it can't be used to compromise you
    • Searx is free software, the code is 100% open and you can help to make it better. See more on GitHub

    If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make Searx your default search engine or run it on your own server

    Technical details - How does it work?

    Searx is a metasearch engine, inspired by the seeks project.
    It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Queries are made using a POST request on every browser (except chrome*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your URL history. In case of Chrome* users there is an exception, Searx uses the search bar to perform GET requests.
    Searx can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

     

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  • Swisscows

    Free Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Swisscows is the data-safe search engine and the absolute alternative to Google. Swisscows does not monitor and does not store any data. In addition, Swisscows is family-friendly and child-friendly, unlike Startpage and Duckduckgo. Swisscows does not provide any results with pornographic content.

     

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  • Infinity Search

    Free Web Website

    Infinity Search is a privacy search engine that is focused on maximizing user efficiency and satisfaction.

     

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  • MetaGer

    Free Web Android Website

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

     

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  • Ecosia

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    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 $5 Million donated for the environment. Ecosia is also available on mobile, find the app in the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store.

     

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  • YaCy

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    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 users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index.

     

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  • Givero

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Firefox Website

    Givero is the search engine that cares. It shares its revenue with the charities you choose, so you can support your favorite cause simply by searching. Givero respects your privacy and offers instant answers and DuckDuckGo-compatible bangs.

     

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  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Snapcraft PortableApps.com Haiku Fire TV Website

    Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

    Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.

     

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  • Brave

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.

    *What is Brave Ad Replacement?

    Brave’s goal is to speed up the web, stop bad ads and pay publishers. One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is with ad replacements. We will also invite users to fund their wallets and to use those funds to pay the publishers of their favorite websites.

     

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  • Iridium Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Iridium Browser is a free, open, and libre browser modification of the Chromium code base, with privacy being enhanced in several key areas.

     

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  • Falkon

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Falkon, formerly QupZilla, is a QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser.

    It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms.

    Falkon has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, it has by default enabled blocking ads with a built-in AdBlock plugin.

    During the Akademy 2017 Konqueror BoF, the ex-maintainer of Small Konqueror iconKonqueror , David Faure, proposed to integrate QupZilla into KDE in order to replace the aging Konqueror. His reasoning is that QupZilla is already much more advanced in terms of webbrowsing features, and there is almost nobody working in Konqueror, so there is no point in duplicating efforts.

     

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  • Waterfox

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.

     

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  • Ungoogled Chromium

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    A Google Chromium variant for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency.

     

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  • GNU IceCat

    Free Linux Android Website

    Gnuzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the principal source code from the Mozilla project is free software, the distribution contains various problematic files, the EULA they require for use of their binaries is troublesome, and they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins. In addition, GNU IceCat includes some privacy protection features, included in a separate addon.

     

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  • Tor Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android OpenBSD Website

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

    The Tor Browser lets you use Small Tor iconTor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.

     

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  • Signal

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Ubuntu Touch Website

    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!

    Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

    • Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
    • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
    • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
    • Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
    • Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
    • Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
    • Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
    • Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
    • View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub (https://github.com/signalapp ).
    • Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.

     

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  • Riot.im

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Matrix.org Website

    A free instant messaging and collaboration software based on the Matrix protocol.

     

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  • Wire

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption.

    Why Wire?

    • Always-on end-to-end encryption
    • 1:1 and group messaging
    • Voice call
    • Video conference
    • Screen-sharing
    • File-sharing
    • Searchable conversations
    • Guest Rooms (external collaboration)
    • Advanced team management
    • iOS, Android & Desktop support
    • Available on desktop, mobile, and web app
    • Synced in real-time across all devices

     

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  • Telegram

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com Haiku FreeBSD Website

    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

     

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  • BitChute

    Free Web Chrome Firefox Website

    BitChute is a peer to peer video sharing platform. Its mission is to put people and free speech first. It's free to join and create and upload your own videos to share with others.

     

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Comments on Google Alternatives

shadomatrix
· Dec 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

so Pale Moon isn't allowed yet somehow Brave, Falkon, and all the chrome-based browsers make the cut. You really consider Dailymotion and Vimeo better than Invidious?

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This list was mostly taken from https://restoreprivacy.com/google-alternatives/ . This list isn't about being better than anything else it is about the other alternatives to Google. Invidious is a front-end to YouTube and therefore completely reliant on it. We will add it to this list because it is not ran by Google and it is a cool service but Dailymotion and Vimeo are actual alternatives to YouTube. We had never heard of Pale Moon before but we added it to this list.


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