Open Source Google Search Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Google Search is searx, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Google Search and 18 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Google Search are YaCy (Free, Open Source), Disconnect Search (Free, Open Source), Gigablast (Free, Open Source) and MetaGer (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 1, 2021

    Platforms

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Windows
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • Safari
    • Windows Phone
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Windows S
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Chromecast

    Features

    • Privacy focused
    • Meta-Search
    • Anonymity
    • Privacy protection
    • Google Chrome Extensions
    • Browser extension
    • Firefox Extensions
    • No Tracking
    • Instant Answers
    • Video search
    • Integrated Search
    • Web service
    • UI customization
    • Web searching
    • Sustainably hosted
    • Zero-click info
    • Indexed search
    • Lightweight
    • Real time collaboration

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    • Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users. Why use Searx? View 78 alternatives to searx
      Almost everyone thinks searx is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      searx vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Once properly customized able to provide results from all search engines in one place with benefits of privacy and anonymity
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      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 4 years ago

      7
      Customizable, protect you from tracking and still provide good search result.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      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 3 years ago

      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 4 years ago

      3
    • 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 67 alternatives to YaCy
      Most users think YaCy is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      YaCy vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      paulodelgado Doesn't work out of the box.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      2


    • Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine. View 61 alternatives to Disconnect Search
      Most users think Disconnect Search is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Disconnect Search vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      karaboungalos You can use every search engine privately (except Google, but that's temporary)!!!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      0
    • Gigablast is a powerful, opensource, new search engine that does real-time indexing! Features Scalable to thousands of servers. View 62 alternatives to Gigablast
      Almost everyone thinks Gigablast is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Gigablast vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Jan1902 Has its own advanced search operators.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    • MetaGer is a SaaS by the German non-profit SUMA e.V. that provides you with anonymous meta search results. View 57 alternatives to MetaGer
      Almost everyone thinks MetaGer is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      MetaGer vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 month ago

      0


    • Infinity Search is a privacy search engine that is completely customizable and focused on user efficiency. View 62 alternatives to Infinity Search
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
    • Improve your browser's URL bar with an action engine. Don't just search, Find!. View 31 alternatives to Find
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Find vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      sssssahra Offers Bangs like DuckDuckGo, but more performant and customizable. Default search engine can be Google, or anything else.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    • Open source search server designed to be fast, scalable and with powerful and accurate full-text search capabilities derived from Sphinx search project. View 31 alternatives to Manticore search
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Get Google search results, but without any ads, javascript, AMP links, cookies, or IP address tracking. View 65 alternatives to Whoogle Search
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
    • Open source, open data and customizable search engine. View 71 alternatives to Sarchy
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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