Alternatives to Google Search for all platforms with any license

  • DuckDuckGo

    DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software. • Zero-click Info - Useful...

    • Fast, Privacy friendly and no filter Bubble. Guest • Jun 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You can filter search results whether based on your region (the region you choose) or not (all regions) with one click. Guest • Jun 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, great results, one of the MOST private. It doesn't track you (although there's not a search proxy). Best alternative to EVERY search engine. karaboungalosMay 2017 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Privacy Focused , Not a Data Miner like Google, Region Wise Search Results. Must have for users looking for Google Search Alternative. Arindam4 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • DuckDuckGo is very fast and comfortable. It gives us only search without any useless junk and adds. I hope DuckDuckGo will continue to evolve more in future. Guest • Jan 2017 • 14 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Respects your privacy and the results are not personalized TheDcoderMar 2017 • 13 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • DuckDuckGo is a great alternative to Google Search. I especially like their Watch youtube here option ( Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • privacy focused, !bang shortcut for external website SarekDec 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Gives a lot of control over the UI Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Privacy-based & not personalized results, They are the same for every user. Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Bangs are very useful for searching hundreds of third party sites Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • privacy protection, bangs, quick answers Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • like number 1k , best search engine , more privacy and no more track :) , really like it ismailabouhlekaMar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't track their users at all. Bangs! Direct answers and many other DuckDuckGo only features. arglborpsAug 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fully respects user privacy and does not censor search results based upon SJW complaints, which means it supports free speech. keithnolanJun 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't log IP addresses, preserve privacy and good search result. Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, Private, bangs & doesn't track you, unlike evil Google jakubabayomitsimbukondoSep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • DuckDuckGo isn't itself a search engine from what I can tell. Rather it does provide privacy by hiding your personalized IP Address. It also allows you to easily use a number of standard or non-standard search engines. And you can specify which engine to use on a per-search basis. It appears to default to Bing. Highly recommended. Guest • Sep 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A search engine that respects your privacy probably more than you do, and does not choose what information it wants you to read. Such as google's pro-Hillary filtering. mr_darkerSep 2016 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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...

    • Respects your privacy and has extremely good results Guest • Jun 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It is the only one with his own infra and index. Guest • Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Really efficient search engine, great design, no tracking, focused on protecting your privacy. Great. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Privacy-based unlike Google & also extremely good results. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • based in EU, private, fast & efficient. jakubabayomitsimbukondoSep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Respect your privacy, has a very fast 'light version', perfect when you need efficiency or work on a slow connection. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good equivalent, work entierly without Google (DuckDuckGo is using google) GildasGHJul 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • 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...

    • Similar to DuckDuckGo, Startpage is a privacy-respecting search engine. It doesn't log your personal info when you use it for searches. The downside is that sometimes its results aren't as relevant as Google's. crazypens30Jan 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't keep logs, privacy focused, Google search results with maximum privacy, not American service. Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • has the same results as google, and many options Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Uses Google but doesn't track or keep logs. The only con is the Ads (well, not the ads by themselves, just the fact that they're based on user location) karaboungalosMay 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It uses Google but does not require that you give up personal information whilst using it i.e. your location isn't logged. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree

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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...

    • Customizable, protect you from tracking and still provide good search result. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Once properly customized able to provide results from all search engines in one place with benefits of privacy and anonymity Guest • Jan 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Searx is open-source. Its business model doesn't involve recording everything you search for and using this to build a profile of all your browsing and then selling that information. Searx is a privacy-respecting search engine, similar in its goals to DuckDuckGo and Startpage. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Uses proxy!!! That's a feature only a few search (or meta-search) engines have! Plus open source. There's a huge variety of sites you can choose from. Framasoft's search engine is based on searx ( Results might not be accurate sometimes, but that's because it doesn't track you at all! karaboungalosMay 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Multiple search engines, including ones you run yourself (like YaCy or Solr) can be plugged into it. The API also makes it possible to carry out your own linguistic analyses of search results to improve accuracy. Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree

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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...

    • Ecosia actually cares about the environment Guest • Jun 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Perfect! It's good for the environment, safe and private. What do you want more? Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Good, because it is carbon negative, but it uses the Bing search engine. Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Based on bing, very good search results, also protects privacy and donating their earnings, very transparent Guest • Feb 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • I was looking for some specific information and ecosia gave me the best result. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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...

    • You can even earn rewards for using Bing, and it’s not much different. bsoykaFeb 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Bing doesn't hand don't censorship as heavy as Google. Except for the Chinese market, where they are compelled by the government to censor. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Usable in China mainland,great results, perfect daily picture. Cr11p2rFeb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Far superior to Google Search: - Results are much more relevant to the search - Changing image everyday, gives a very personal and fresh feel. - The 'Trends' bar at the bottom of the page gives a snapshot of current happening and news. DTSAug 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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....

    • You can find even better stuff on Yandex. Not the most "trendy" results, but good, quality stuff! Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Gigablast

    Gigablast is a powerful, opensource, new search engine that does real-time indexing! Features Scalable to thousands of servers. Has scaled to over 12 billion web...

    • Has its own advanced search operators. Jan1902Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree

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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.

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  • DeeperWeb

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

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Google Search Comments

Comment by The_Quantum_Alpha
about Google Search · Mar 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Google sucks. Duckduckgo is the future.

Comment by Jan1902
about Google Search · Jul 2018 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

The problem with most alternatives listed as of now, is that most do not support the same search operators.


such as?

Comment by 7Are5ster
about Google Search · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

I use it a lot because it's in my default page for google chrome.


I search with more comfort with "Add to Search Bar"

Comment by em4020
about Google Search and Add to Search Bar · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

Until yesterday I used Google for Web Search. But now, everyday I search with more comfort with "Add to Search Bar".
Try it and forget all other methods of searching in the web.