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    Open Source DuckDuckGo Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to DuckDuckGo is Searx. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to DuckDuckGo and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to DuckDuckGo are YaCy (Free, Open Source), Openverse (Free, Open Source), Disconnect Search (Free, Open Source) and MetaGer (Free, Open Source).

    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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      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
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      DuckDuckGo has videos, this only has images
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    2. Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine.
      Disconnect Search vs DuckDuckGo opinions
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      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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    3. MetaGer is a SaaS by the German non-profit SUMA e.V. that provides you with anonymous meta search results.


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      Gigablast is a powerful, opensource, new search engine that does real-time indexing!
      Most users think Gigablast is a great alternative to DuckDuckGo.
    4. Radically better search that's free and anonymous. It's ad-free and fights spam. It's private and gives you control. And it gives you only the best and most relevant results.
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    5. Get Google search results, but without any ads, javascript, AMP links, cookies, or IP address tracking. Easily deployable in one click as a Docker app, and customizable with a single config file.
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      SearXNG is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from various search services and databases. Users are neither tracked nor profiled.
    6. Infinity Search is a privacy search engine that is completely customizable and focused on user efficiency.
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