AlternativeTo Logo

Open Source Google Search Alternatives

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

Google Search alternatives are mainly Web Search Engines but 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 Google Search.
This page was last updated May 29, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Chrome OS
  • Android Tablet
  • Windows Phone
  • iPad
  • Android Wear

Google Search is the most popular search engine on the Internet. Google can search for webpages, images, videos, news, and...

Learn more about Google Search

  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 Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Searx is a great alternative to Google Search.

    Once properly customized able to provide results from all search engines in one place with benefits of privacy and anonymity

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    9
    JohnFastman

    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.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    6

    Customizable, protect you from tracking and still provide good search result.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3

    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.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    2
    karaboungalos

    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 (framabee.org). Results might not be accurate sometimes, but that's because it doesn't track you at all!

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3
  2. YaCy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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 Google Search opinions
    Most users think YaCy is a great alternative to Google Search.
    paulodelgado

    Doesn't work out of the box.

    Negative comment almost 5 years ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    2


  3. MetaGer is an open source metasearch engine focused on protecting users' privacy.

    MetaGer vs Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MetaGer is a great alternative to Google Search.
    addermc4435

    As per there policy. Only cookies that would be used are those for any setting changes user makes (language, family setting's, etc.) Being Germany based can refuse authority info request but why. MetGer has no data to give you anyway. ??

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
  4. Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine.

    Disconnect Search vs Google Search opinions
    Most users think Disconnect Search is a great alternative to Google Search.
    karaboungalos

    You can use every search engine privately (except Google, but that's temporary)!!!

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
  5. Presearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Brave
    • Firefox

    Presearch is a decentralized and privacy-focused search engine that embraces blockchain technology. It has it's own cryptocurrency built-in called "PRE" which you can earn as you use it.

    Presearch vs Google Search opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    architsastam

    Amazing search engine that's decentralized and embraces the blockchain technology while being privacy-focused respecting user's privacy. Presearch has better search results than DuckDuckGo, making it an amazing Google Search alternative.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3
    Pachem

    I love Presearch. Get paid PRE every time you search for anything. PRE is a cryptocurrency that is trading on exchanges, can be converted into "real" fiat currency. It is decentralized and private. Its still a new search engine so with time I believe it will get much better than it already is. I recommend Presearch to everyone. Enjoy!

    Positive comment about 1 month ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
    PrivacyGuy

    Developers are very transparent, giving weeky dev updates with the CEO, i think overall, this project is very ambitious, privacy focused.

    Positive comment 8 months ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
    Sasta

    Offers better search results compared to DuckDuckGo, community-driven and devs are VERY transparent.

    Positive comment 8 months ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0


  6. Gigablast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Gigablast is a powerful, opensource, new search engine that does real-time indexing!

    Gigablast vs Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Gigablast is a great alternative to Google Search.
    Jan1902

    Has its own advanced search operators.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
  7. 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.

    No screenshots yet
  8. SearXNG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    • Fedora
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Docker
    • Red Hat

    SearXNG is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from various search services and databases. Users are neither tracked nor profiled.

  9. 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.

  10. Infinity Search

    • Online

    Infinity Search is a privacy search engine that is completely customizable and focused on user efficiency.

Showing 10 of 20 alternatives