Get Google's search results without sacrificing your privacy

TRY STARTPAGE

Private web searches with a twist.

StartPage's mission is to provide private searching with a twist: Instead of building their own private search engine like DuckDuckGo, StartPage enables a "privacy layer" over Google search results. This means you get the typical results you'd receive from Google, but without your data actually reaching Google's servers. This can be a nice middle-ground for users who have grown accustomed to Google's results, but don't want to sacrifice their user privacy to get them.

Users also have the ability to open individual search results with StartPage's built-in proxy for enhanced anonymity. With free apps available for iOS and Android, they're definitely worth a shot in your quest for more private web searching.

 

SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

Cost

Free

Use Instead of

Google, Bing, Yahoo, or Ask

Available for

iOS, Android, web

Features

StartPage is basic, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Don't let the lack of features stop you from trying them.

Experience

The StartPage experience is fairly quick and smooth- even when using their built-in proxy.

Design

Unfortunately, StartPage's design is out of date and feels clunky.

Try StartPage