Ecosia is the tech company that puts the ability to do good into the hands of internet users. When you use Ecosia to browse the web, your searches are helping to plant trees and reverse the effects of climate change.
*** How it works
Like other search engines, Ecosia makes money from search ads. The big difference is, Ecosia uses its profits to plant trees, where nature and people need them most. The Ecosia community is planting millions of trees every month across the world’s most threatened biodiversity hotspots, simply by searching the web. The more people that use Ecosia, the more trees we can plant, it’s that easy! So what are you waiting for?
***Privacy, not just promises
We're interested in trees, not your data: we don’t save your searches, we don’t track the websites you visit, we don’t sell your data to advertisers, and your searches are always SSL-encrypted.
CO2 neutral is not enough. Thanks to our own solar plant powering our servers on 100% renewable energy, and the Ecosia forests around the world, each of your searches removes around 1 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Trust has to be earned. That’s why we publish our monthly financial reports and tree-planting receipts on our website. We also signed a legal contract that requires us to stay true to our not-for-profit cause, forever.
Download the Ecosia app today. The world will be better for it.
*** …or learn more:
Find out more about our tree-planting projects, team, and mission on our website: https://info.ecosia.org
***Follow us on our journey to 1 billion trees:
The Ecosia blog: https://blog.ecosia.org/
*** What others are saying:
“By making Ecosia your search engine you can actually help the environment one search at a time.”
– The Guardian
"A company, whose whole business model is built around planting trees. To fulfill its goal, the company’s customers don’t need to do anything more than leisurely browse the web at their convenience."
“If that's not incredible fundraising progress by a single company, we're not sure what is."
- Bug fixes and general improvements
We are always working hard to make Ecosia better for you. Send any questions or feedback to our team at email@example.com, we love hearing from you!
Ratings and Reviews
love it!! HOWEVER
i'm giving you 5 stars because this is honestly an amazing app with an amazing cause. just a couple things that i want to improve?
i want the app to be able to support higher quality videos, like higher than 360p. 720p or 1080p would be amazing.
i also want there to be less porn? i searched the name of a youtuber and a bunch of nsfw art came up of them that wouldn't normally come up in safari or google. or i searched "video" and a porn website came up in the results, which, again, normally wouldn't happen. i'm okay with porn but it makes me slightly uncomfortable when i'm scrolling through normal images and get blasted with images of penises!!!!
i feel like the search results work better and are newer in google or safari than on this app. i'll still use it because we need to save the planet but those are just a few small problems. thank you i love you and your app is amazing
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 ,
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,
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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- 50.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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