Alternatives to DuckDuckGo for all platforms with any license

  • Startpage

    Why did we create As kids, we’re all taught not to touch stuff that doesn’t belong to us. It’s a good guideline. So why are online companies harvesting...

    • Protect your privacy like DuckDuckGo, so more than Google and Bing. Guest • Jun 2016 • 12 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has a focus on privacy just like DDG. Buster_BlueSep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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  • searx

    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...

    • Both are search engines that focus on privacy. Searx is a metasearch engine, however. Buster_BlueSep 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux Web Android Self-Hosted

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  • Qwant

    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...

    • Works same as Google but in better and with more privacy. It cans aggregate Web, News and social feeds AkinoAug 2017 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I prefer the results over duckduckgo Guest • Sep 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web

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  • Ecosia

    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...

    • Do the same things, get more trees! XarBuXarFeb 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web

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  • YaCy

    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...

    • I use almost excusively DuckDuckGo nowadays but YaCy is my ideal. Fully open source, fully decentralized search engine. Unfurtunatelly is still is kind of beta-alpha product, however if you desire true alternative to the "do(n't) be evil" serach engine, you should keep an eye on it. HonestJohnApr 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • Yandex.Search

    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....

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

    No features added Add a feature

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  • Bing

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

    • Duck Duck Go is an anonymous search engine, which is a different service than what Bin provides. -from Guest User DeviatedJan 2017 • 17 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Bing, like Google, is not privacy-oriented. Most major corporate search engines will have this in common. crazypens30Jan 2018 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows S Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Xbox

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  • DeeperWeb

    Easily navigate through Google Search results using a fast, simple and useful tag cloud technique.

    • Discontinued Website/service unavailable.

    Free Open Source Web Firefox

    No features added Add a feature

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  • Find

    Improve your browser's URL bar with an action engine. Don't just search, Find!.

    • Bangs are more powerful, it can be search engines and any other action on a site. Default fallback search is on DuckDuckGo, but can be customized to be anything. sssssahraNov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Customize your bangs and actions, self-host your meta search engine and improve everyone's privacy euo29025Dec 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web

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  • 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

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DuckDuckGo Comments

I like it, but...

Comment by impossible
about DuckDuckGo and ixquick, Startpage · Aug 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

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 & are safe alternatives as well

Comment by Dylan2102
about DuckDuckGo · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

A great customizable search engine that takes privacy seriously.


DDG licence?

Comment by landroni
about DuckDuckGo · Jan 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I don't think that DDG is entirely open-source, so changed its licence to 'free'. Even though DDG has an open mind towards releasing (some of) its products under an open source licence, I know for sure that its Android client is closed-source. Is the change OK?


I think it's OK :)

As written on their Support Center,

DDG is mostly closed source. However, a rapidly growing portion is open source.

Comment by em4020
about DuckDuckGo · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

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


Updated Screenshots!

Comment by Satuim
about DuckDuckGo · Sep 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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


Interview with the founder

Comment by Ola
about DuckDuckGo · Sep 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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


I got hooked on DDG a few weeks ago because I LOVE the !bang feature, and the more I read about this company and its founder the more I like it.

Private searches are the next logical step for the web. I am grateful to Google for its contributions to the web early on with relevant search results and many useful services, but it is time to move forward to the next logical step: relevant AND private search results. I believe we can have both. Duckduckgo and Startpage show that it is possible.