Ecosia 17+

Browse to plant trees


    • 4.7 • 4.3K Ratings
    • Free



Get Ecosia’s browser to start planting trees with your searches. Like other search engines, we make money through ads, but we use 100% of our profits for the planet. The Ecosia community has already planted 150 million trees in over 35 countries.

With one download you can help tackle climate change while also protecting your privacy. Download the Ecosia app today to plant trees as you search — it’s completely free!

Ad blocker and fast browsing — The Ecosia app is based on Mozilla’s Firefox and gives you an intuitive, fast and secure browsing experience with everything you need, including tabs, incognito mode, bookmarks, downloads, and dark mode. We also show a green leaf beside your results that are pro-environment, helping you make greener choices whilst you search.

Plant trees with your searches and be climate active every day — The Ecosia community is tackling climate change, protecting wildlife, and collaborating with local communities around the world, planting the right trees in the right places.

Protect your privacy — We don’t create a profile of you or track your location, we never sell your data to advertisers, and your searches are always SSL-encrypted. We want trees, not your data.

Carbon negative browser — Not only do the trees we plant absorb CO2, we also have our own solar plants. They don't just produce enough renewable energy to power all your searches, but twice as much! This means more renewables (and fewer fossil fuels) in the electricity grid.

Radical transparency — Our monthly financial reports disclose all of our projects so you can see exactly what our profits are going towards. We’re a not-for-profit tech company that dedicates 100% of its profits to climate action.

Get Ecosia today and be climate active every day

What’s New

Version 8.1.1

- Downloaded PDFs can be shared again
- Increased tab width on iPad

We are always working hard to make Ecosia better for you. Send any questions or feedback to our team at We love hearing from you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

jeff_athletic ,

Great cause , great search

I like this app a lot. It seems to be based on Firefox (a lot of UI elements and menus are similar), it uses Safari rendering ( as all iOS browsers must), and uses the Bing index. That’s a good solid collection of technologies to base a great app/browser/search, and I really enjoy using it.
But most importantly, I love that a percentage of profit goes to funding of planting trees. More and more I’m getting more and more conscious of climate change and the consequences that go with it. So if my searches can help fight climate change, I’ll gladly do so (instead of giving all my data to Google 😉). I also use an app called GetGreen, which helps you adjust daily habits to help reduce carbon footprint. I highly recommend it.
My only gripe is that on the Ecosia home page, where it shows your impact, it only shows I’ve done 3 searches, and is stuck there, even though I’ve done many more.
Apart from that, it’s a great app.

KoolCroco ,

ADD ABILITY TO MAKE TEXT BIGGER (from 50%-300% like on Safari)

Why Apple doesn’t allow for you to choose your custom search engine for Safari in 2020 or doesn’t at least have Ecosia as one of the options alongside Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo boggles me. But I still have to use Safari over this, sadly. The reason being that you can’t make the text bigger like in Safari since the iOS 13 update and if I, as a vision-impaired person, want to be able to read anything without it, I have to zoom in and scroll right and right and right and then there’s new line of text below it so I gotta scroll left and left and left and left to get to the start and then right and right and then again left and left and left and then down and down and so on. But when I make the text as a whole bigger it scrunches all the words to fit on my screen and I just have to scroll down. Listen, I LOOOOOVE Ecosia, and I’ve been using it on my Windows computer since there were 81M trees planted, but this is an ESSENTIAL thing for me on here. I will change my one star-rating to five stars once this issue is addressed.

And on a side note, kind of a big deal for me is the “find on page” feature (like ctrl F), where you search for a certain word and see all the times where it was mentioned on the website. Please add that too.

Developer Response ,

Dear KoolCroco,

On behalf of the engineering and product teams at Ecosia we apologise for our lack of accessibility options. We want to let you know we are aware we are not doing enough, but we are working hard to resolve this as a top priority.

Hopefully soon you and many more folks will have more and better access to Ecosia.

Thank you for your feedback,

Ecosia Engineering

Katie-kins2013 ,

Love the idea, not the execution

I love the idea of being able to plant trees with simple searches from my phone, however the actual execution could use some work. I’m not fond of the app itself, it keeps somehow losing the pages I last loaded when I go back into the app after being in a different one. Or it doesn’t update the page. As in, I read from my phone, and I’ll be in several chapters then leave the app because someone messaged me, then when I come back it has me several chapters behind. I then have to find which chapter I was on and scroll through to get to where I left off. In that sense the app itself is impractical. It also doesn’t allow separate tabs to be just that - separate. It has tab options but when you leave the new tab to go back to an older one, you can’t go back a page from the original tab, it portals you to the new tab. For research purposes this is unbearably frustrating. It would help if they could fix these things and make it run like a normal search engine, or have a way to add Ecosia as the default browser in safari. Because I would love to see this work, but at the moment it just doesn’t do it for me.

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