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    Best DuckDuckGo Alternatives

    DuckDuckGo is described as 'alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software' and is a leading web search engine in the web browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to DuckDuckGo for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, Firefox, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is Searx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DuckDuckGo are Startpage, Qwant, Ecosia and YaCy.

    DuckDuckGo is mainly a Web Search Engine but alternatives to it may also be Image Search Engines or Privacy Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DuckDuckGo.
    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    1. Searx is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked nor profiled. Additionally, searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity.
      Searx vs DuckDuckGo opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Searx is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      Buster_Blue Both are search engines that focus on privacy. Searx is a metasearch engine, however.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      crispybitzy97 More customizable and more private, but not as easy to use
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      melab I think DDG is pretty trustworthy but Searx can be configured to a much greater extent and I run my own instance so I can be completely confident my privacy is preserved
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Sandro_Linux Is more privacy focused and you can configue it easierly
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    2. The world's most private search engine.
      Startpage vs DuckDuckGo opinions
      Most users think Startpage is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      Protect your privacy like DuckDuckGo, so more than Google and Bing.
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

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      beat_truck They don't censor your search results, which DDG now does.
      Top positive comment  about 2 months ago

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      Bobrobot1 They encrypt the search result page, unlike DDG, but StartPage sources some of its results from Google Search, which is bad.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      One of the main reasons for using DuckDuckGo is to escape Google gov propaganda. StartPage doesn't fix that problem.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Buster_Blue It has a focus on privacy just like DDG.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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.
      Qwant vs DuckDuckGo opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Qwant is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      Akino Works same as Google but in better and with more privacy. It cans aggregate Web, News and social feeds
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      It is more private than DuckDuckGo because its in Europe, and is the LEAST gov propaganda out of any search engine you could ever possibly find!
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      I prefer the results over duckduckgo
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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 vs DuckDuckGo opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Ecosia is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      XarBuXar Do the same things, get more trees!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      RemovedUser It does the same thing, it just plants trees
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      The fact that it donates 80% of its profits to a reforestation program is my reason. That is huge and very important. Our poor earth ( lol) is growing weary with our consumption! Thank you to Ecosia, truly. What you are doing matters greatly. Thank you for your efforts.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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.
      YaCy vs DuckDuckGo opinions
      Almost everyone thinks YaCy is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      HonestJohn 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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      There is no larger compendium of shared human knowledge and creativity than the Commons, including over 1.1 billion digital works available under CC licenses.
      Openverse vs DuckDuckGo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      DuckDuckGo has videos, this only has images
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    5. Brave Search is built on top of a completely independent index, and doesn’t track users, their searches, or their clicks.
    6. Yandex is the fastest growing search engine in the world, serving primarily Russian users. It has been experimenting with an English-based search engine, but its main operations are for its Cyrillic engine.
      Yandex.Search vs DuckDuckGo opinions
      Some users think Yandex.Search is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo, some don't.
      Search results are organic and very good. Company cares about digital rights.
      Positive comment 12 days ago

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    7. Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine.
      Disconnect Search vs DuckDuckGo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very nice, from the developers of Disconnect, protect your privacy through their VPN
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      crazypens30 Disconnect, like DuckDuckGo, doesn't track you or serve you with ads based on your searches.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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