Alternatives to Google

There are other lists like this on this website but just about all of them give terrible recommendations like Firefox (paid by Google), Brave (based on Chromium), and ProtonMail. This list covers true alternatives to Google that are completely dependant from Google.


  • Google Search

    Never use search engines that only use Google results (Startpage).

  • searx

    Free Linux Web Android Self-Hosted Cloudron 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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  • 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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  • Google Chrome

    UnGoogled Chromium and Bromite are not allowed because they are still based on Chromium. Other than the added privacy, using them would be no different from using Google Chrome.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Tor Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... 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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  • Chrome OS

    Only distros that do not use Systemd are included because Systemd defaults to Google's DNS servers.

  • Devuan

    Free Linux Website

    Devuan is the base GNU/Linux distribution aiming to replace Small Debian iconDebian in order to preserve Init Freedom and avoid the systemd lock-in. Devuan is developed by and for Veteran Unix Admins.

     

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  • Artix Linux

    Free Linux Website

    Artix Linux is a fork (or continuation as an autonomous project) of the Arch-OpenRC and Manjaro-OpenRC projects. Artix Linux offers a lightweight, rolling-release operating system featuring the OpenRC init software. Three editions of Artix are available, a minimal Base system, an edition featuring the i3 window manager and an edition which runs the LXQt desktop.

     

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  • Gentoo

    Free Linux BSD FreeBSD Website

    Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux and FreeBSD distribution geared towards developers and network professionals.

    Gentoo is a rolling release distro (continuously developing, don't have versions) where mostly all parts of the system are being compiled from source.

     

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  • Gmail

    Even when using a different provider, sending emails to users with Gmail accounts will still compromise your setup since Google can still read them. Always encrypt with GPG.

  • Posteo

    Commercial Web Website

    Web- and IMAP-based email service. 2GB cost 1€/month. Information is hosted on encrypted hard drives. Electricity from renewable resources is used.

     

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  • Riseup

    Free Web Website

    Riseup is an organization which provides online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change. To create democratic alternatives & practice self-determination by controlling our own secure means of communications. .

     

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  • Disroot

    Free Web Website

    Disroot is a platform providing online services based on principles of freedom, privacy, federation and decentralization.

     

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  • YouTube

    Proxies such as Invidious (dead), FreeTube, and NewPipe are not included.

  • PeerTube

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    PeerTube is a decentralized, free and open source alternative to video broadcasting services.

     

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  • Google Drive

    No alternatives here. You don't need cloud storage. Get into the habit of storing everything locally and use USB drives for backups. You don't have to trust anyone.

  • Google Docs/Sheets/Slides

    Don't even bother storing your documents in the cloud.

  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

     

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  • Google Maps

    Paper maps still exist.

  • OpenStreetMap

    Free Web Website

    OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world.

     

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  • Google Play Store

    You really should root your phone if you

  • F-Droid

    Free Web Android Android Tablet Website

    F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.

     

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  • Blogger

    The best alternative would be to get your own domain and host your own website.

  • Neocities

    Freemium Web Website

    Create your own free website, and connect with others you by following their sites. You get 1 GB of space to make whatever you’d like with HTML, CSS, JS, image, text, and web font files.

     

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  • Google Calendar

    Once again, no alternatives here. Just go to the store and buy a paper calendar and use that instead.

  • Google Translate

    Ask someone who actually knows the language or learn the language yourself. Digital translators will never be as good as human translators.



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