Search engines are a dime a dozen these days, but you're probably most familiar with just one of them.
While Google is still one of the best search engines in the world and offers everything any regular user needs, there are other options you can use on your iPhone instead. Whether you're looking for privacy, the help of artificial intelligence, or you want to help save the world, there's a search engine for you.
You don't need to just rely on Google to search for anything on the web. Other search engines provide the privacy you deserve while also providing a few extra features like planting trees or dedicated map services. Overall, you can choose any of these to use on your iPhone and see which one is best for you.
If you don't know which search engines you should use, here we're ranking some of the best ones you can find online.
There was a time when Yahoo! was one of the biggest platforms online. Whether you needed to create an email or search the web, Yahoo had everything you needed in one place.
While Yahoo still offers all those services, it's definitely not what it used to be. Still, that doesn't mean it's a bad platform. Yahoo's search engine is similar to many others on this list, although it comes in a bit below them in terms of quality. Plus, like other search engines, Yahoo is known for collecting your data and search activity in order to show you targeted ads.
Overall, Yahoo! might not be the best on the list, but it's still a solid search engine, especially if you like using other Yahoo services like its email or news platform.
The Qwant search engine is a bit newer compared to other options on the list, but it's still a solid choice if you're looking for a new search engine for your iPhone.
Qwant is "the search engine that doesn't know anything about you." This means that it won't sell your data and it won't show you any targeted ads. Compared to other options on the list, your private information will be more secure.
Of course, Qwant still shows some generic ads that it uses to keep the platform free, but these aren't based on the company profiling you. What's great about Qwant is that it also offers other services like Qwant Maps and Qwant News. If you're tired of using services like Google, this might be a great alternative.
Another solid search engine that you probably haven't heard about is called Startpage.
While this search engine is private and doesn't track your cookies, search history, or location and IP address, it does use Google to find and show you your search results. So the platform isn't entirely independent, but it's still a solid option for people who are looking for privacy.
What makes Startpage stand out is that it's also an email service provider. You can create your own email address and keep your mail safe from cyber attacks and spam.
Bing is probably the second most popular search engine in the world, and chances are you already know about it, because it is one of Google's biggest competitors.
Bing is a solid choice if you're looking to stay away from Google, but what's made it stand out in recent months is that it's starting to work with artificial intelligence. That's right, Microsoft has been developing its own AI tool to help you get better answers on the web. Instead of just getting a responsive search engine, you can also get an AI tool that'll help you with anything you need.
Of course, Google is also working on its own AI technology, but Bing is still one step ahead—at least at the time of writing.
Google needs no introduction. In fact, chances are that you found this and other articles using Google. On top of being one of the most powerful tech companies in the world, Google also has one of the best search engines you can use.
With that said, there are some caveats to using Google, especially in the privacy department. You see, Google tracks everything you do on the web. Your search history and activity, your cookies, and even your location.
Not only that, but Google creates a digital profile of you that is surprisingly accurate. This, of course, is to show you the best-targeted ads the platform has to offer.
While it isn't bad to get ads for products you're actually interested in, sometimes it might feel like you don't have a lot of privacy online. Despite that, Google is the go-to choice for most of us, and its countless features and extra platforms make it the perfect search engine for most people.
Brave Search isn't like most common search engines, and that's a good thing. Instead of tracking your data, Brave is one of the most private search engines you can use.
Unlike other options on the list, which use Google or Bing to provide search results, brave shows you its own search results without relying on any third-party company.
Not only that, but it doesn't use an algorithm to show you any search results, either. Usually, search engines will use an algorithm to provide the highest-quality results that will help with your query.
Brave, on the other hand, uses the contributions from its community to show the best results for every search query. Granted, that means you might see a couple of bad-quality articles at the top of your searches, but the platform still works great for the most part.
Ecosia is one of the most interesting search engines that you'll find online, and you'll surely love it if you care about the environment.
Ecoaisa is similar to DuckDuck Go (which we'll talk about in a moment) in the sense that it uses Bing to show you search results. Additionally, it's also a very private a secure search engine that doesn't get a hold of your data forever.
It does, however, keep your data to show you ads, but it's for a good cause. Because what makes Ecosia stand out is that it uses some of its earnings to plant trees around the world.
Whether it's Brazil, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, or any of the other 35 countries Ecosia supports, the search engine has helped plant over 174,516,016 trees. And that's all thanks to a community of people which you can be a part of.
Whenever you think of a private search engine that's just as good as Google or Bing, you probably think of DuckDuckGo.
This search engine is the best option for people who love privacy. DuckDuckGo doesn't track any of your data or activity, which means you won't get any targeted ads either.
Of course, DuckDuckGo does show some ads that aren't personalized in order to keep its service free. With that said, most ads aren't intrusive at all, which improves your user experience and helps you focus on what's really important: your search queries.