Best DuckDuckGo Alternatives in 2021

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

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 5, 2021

    • Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users. Why use Searx? View 79 alternatives to searx
      Almost everyone thinks searx is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      searx vs DuckDuckGo
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Buster_Blue Both are search engines that focus on privacy. Searx is a metasearch engine, however.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      crispybitzy97 More customizable and more private, but not as easy to use
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      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 5 months ago

    • The world's most private search engine. View 70 alternatives to Startpage
      Most users think Startpage is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Firefox
      Startpage vs DuckDuckGo
      pros, cons and recent comments
      One of the main reasons for using DuckDuckGo is to escape Google gov propaganda. StartPage doesn't fix that problem.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      Protect your privacy like DuckDuckGo, so more than Google and Bing.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      Buster_Blue It has a focus on privacy just like DDG.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Bobrobot1 They encrypt the search result page, unlike DDG, but StartPage sources some of its results from Google Search, which is bad.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago



    • 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. View 72 alternatives to Qwant
      Almost everyone thinks Qwant is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Qwant vs DuckDuckGo
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Akino Works same as Google but in better and with more privacy. It cans aggregate Web, News and social feeds
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      I prefer the results over duckduckgo
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    • 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. View 73 alternatives to Ecosia
      Almost everyone thinks Ecosia is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Ecosia vs DuckDuckGo
      pros, cons and recent comments
      XarBuXar Do the same things, get more trees!
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      RemovedUser It does the same thing, it just plants trees
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      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 6 months ago

    • 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. View 68 alternatives to YaCy
      Almost everyone thinks YaCy is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      YaCy vs DuckDuckGo
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 2 years ago



    • 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. View 70 alternatives to Yandex.Search
      Some users think Yandex.Search is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Telegram
      • iPad
    • Search content free of rights or in public domain on selected websites (including Google and YouTube). View 68 alternatives to CC Search
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      CC Search vs DuckDuckGo
      pros, cons and recent comments
      DuckDuckGo has videos, this only has images
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    • Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine. View 62 alternatives to Disconnect Search
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Disconnect Search vs DuckDuckGo
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very nice, from the developers of Disconnect, protect your privacy through their VPN
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      crazypens30 Disconnect, like DuckDuckGo, doesn't track you or serve you with ads based on your searches.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    • Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is the current web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft. View 76 alternatives to Microsoft Bing
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft Bing is still a legitimate alternative to DuckDuckGo, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Windows S
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Blackberry 10
      • Xbox
      Microsoft Bing vs DuckDuckGo
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Deviated Duck Duck Go is an anonymous search engine, which is a different service than what Bin provides. -from Guest User
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      crazypens30 Bing, like Google, is not privacy-oriented. Most major corporate search engines will have this in common.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    • Gigablast is a powerful, opensource, new search engine that does real-time indexing! Features Scalable to thousands of servers. View 63 alternatives to Gigablast
      Most users think Gigablast is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
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