Ecosia 17+

Browse to plant trees

Ecosia GmbH

    • 4.8 • 6K Ratings
    • Free

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Description

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 9.5.0

We fixed some bugs and added some stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

just another students ,

Much better than before

From the first time I started using this app to now it changed a LOT. It used to have this bing-fire fox feel to it and it confused the ever living love out of me. But after uninstalling it and coming back to it now it’s so much smoother and feels like it has its own personality instead of using another search engines as it’s face. When you search up anything now it has a beautiful photo to text ratio. For me that’s a huge deal because I’ve gotten so used to googles “quick search” engine. I cook a lot so being able to search up “pancakes” and getting a easy quick photo of what they look like and recipes with a review count makes it so much easier for me. It looks aesthetically pleasing and I’m definitely more satisfied with it now. I can’t wait to see this project grow. I just hope there promise is being held up by the company, But either way as long as the intention is there I’ll keep using this app for my own sake.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for highlighting were we can improve Ecosia and for leaving a comment.

TheTinyDiamond ,

Used to be good

I love the goal of this browser, and I used to love the browser itself, but whatever changes have been made recently have made it nearly useless.
The browser /used/ to produce useful results, but now it absolutely does /not/. It now shuffles results for some reason, which can make a nightmare out of finding specific sites more than once, and it’s rather insistently trying to push AI-based searching -though, in fairness, it keeps that in a separate tab as of the date of review.
Most frustratingly, the search engine seems to only /sorta/ search according to my query, ignoring search operators and autocorrecting with no indication that it did so and without any option to un-autocorrect the search: If I search something like, say, ‘“seedless orange” stores near me’ with the intent of getting only results that include the phrase ‘seedless orange’, the results will /still/ include things like ‘seedless watermelon store’ and ‘orange paint store’. If I search something like ‘James Foxx’ (who doesn’t exist afaik) it’ll kick up like 3 results before filling basically every other result with links about actor /Jamie/ Foxx and I can’t find any way to undo this issue when it happens.
I haven’t had these issues with any other search engine and, for the meager number of trees my searches are planting, I honestly believe at this point I’d be better off just throwing $20 at a reforestation charity or something.

Lil-nun ,

It works I guess

Overall it’s really not a terrible browser, but it’s not very good either. It felt a little clunky to use, and I found that things didn’t load super well on it. The thing I really disliked the most though was their image selection. When you looked up something, a lot of the times the images didn’t correlate, or there was a very minimal selection, which was disappointing.
Also, I used it for almost a week, and the marker that said how many trees you planted never changed for me, it always just stayed at zero. Could be an issue on my part, but if the whole pull of the thing is to be more eco-friendly and to plant trees, then it’s a little disappointing when it doesn’t seem to be happening.
If it’s something you feel strongly about, and you want to stick with it, go for it. Like I said, it’s not a terrible browser, and I love the idea of it, I just feel like the execution could be better.
(Also, I hate to be that person, but I’m a little skeptical if they’re putting their money where their mouth is. It’s a little hard to believe that they can sustainably plant all these trees just from your searches alone. In the end, I feel like it’s better to just stick to another browser.)

App Privacy

The developer, Ecosia GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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