• Category: Productivity
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • Developer: Ecosia
  • Compatibility: Android
110 Ratings
$ 0

Ecosia App

* How it works Ecosia is a search engine like Google, but very different: we use our ad revenue to plant trees where nature and people need them most. The Ecosia community has already planted millions of trees in Ethiopia, Brazil, Indonesia, Spain, as well as many other biodiversity hotspots. * 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 positive CO2 neutral is not enough. Thanks to our solar plant and the Ecosia forests around the world, each of your searches removes around 1 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere. * Radical transparency 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. * …or learn more: Find out more about our tree-planting projects, team, and mission on our website: * Follow us on our journey to 1 billion trees: The Ecosia blog: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Youtube: * Required permissions: "Read and change data on all sites’ and ‘Communicate with cooperating websites," - so that our extension can talk to and vice versa. "Change your search settings to" - this permission allows us to change your default search engine to "Read and modify your most visited websites" - this permission is needed for the “New Tab” page so that we can display your most visited sites Supported by the latest version, Safari 12.1 * What others are saying: “By making Ecosia your search engine you can actually help the environment one search at a time.” – The Guardian “If that's not incredible fundraising progress by a single company, we're not sure what is." – Treehugger

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  • Great until... 4/5

    By angelina:)))
    I absolutely LOVE Ecosia. I think the whole concept is brilliant, and it is extremely easy to use. Simply search in your normal safari search bar, and it comes up in Ecosia. Well, until the newest update. I have no clue why the developers decided to do this, but now you can't use Smartbar Search. Which is a big no for me. If I'm going to search something up, I'm going to search for it directly, not have to tap the little Ecosia button in the top corner and THEN search. This new update is horrible. As far as I can tell, there are no benefits to this new system.
  • Amazing Idea but... 3/5

    By hippoTHOTamus
    I first saw this app through multiple adds and didn't download at first, until I saw the reviews. I checked out the website and it seemed pretty legit. I downloaded the app and was happy as can be knowing I was helping the planet. But probably a week into using the app, I started experiencing some trouble with bugs on my computer. Pop ups started appearing more than usual, random apps that were clearly scams downloaded themselves onto my laptop. I didn't know what happened until my dad(who fixes computers for a living) said it was my search engine causing the problem. I haven't downloaded any other programs and my computer is pretty new. I would really like to believe that it was something else I did that caused these problems, this truly does seem like an amazing company that I would love to support. I'm hoping I'm just that extremely rare case and that Ecosia fixes their bugs so they can continue to grow.
  • GMan1953 5/5

    By G-Man131520
    I just downladed he App a few minutes ago, so U haven't really explored its capabilitiess, but I like the premise. And after readiing through some of the comments, my initial inclination is tto give Ecosia a Five Star Rating! And for the record, I loved "Can't Get A Nicknames" review!
  • Needs default search support 4/5

    By Alvcantu
    Love Ecosia, but it cannot be used when typing in the Address and Search bar. Only until then will this receive 5 stars, hope Apple is reading.
  • This is a no brainer! 5/5

    By K8erTot288
    Plant trees without change my habits? Done. I was a little skeptical but it turns out this company has the support of other environmental groups and donates around 80% of profit to planting trees. Love it! More like this please!!
  • Love the search engine, but 5/5

    By Can’t Get a nickname
    For god’s sake, Ecosia, change your image that you put on Safari. I know it’s supposed to just be you searching tree, but there is a news article about a tree killing a mother on the front page.
  • Best Browser In Existence 5/5

    By TEENYcharmander
    i love the consept of this browser by saving our planet. Came from reddit, and its the best! I only dislike that its a safari extension for mac, instead of an app. Any way, i dont care, if it is saving the pantet!
  • Why not? 5/5

    By TaborNeighbor
    Ecosia purports to be less scummy than google with your data and they plant trees. What's not to love? I havent even noticed the change in search results. It's just normal results backed by a good cause. Make the switch.
  • 4.75/5 stars 4/5

    By molasses80
    Really love the concept, but I have been using it for a couple months and the number of searches seems to be incosistant with the amount of searches I actually do. May be just a bug on my end though.
  • Genius 5/5

    By aliyah123456
    I love using the internet and helping the envirnment. This is one of the only honest tech companies out there so download it before google tries to squash it. The more searches a search engine gets, the more it improves, so please download it now (you'll also be planting trees).
  • Do It 5/5

    By Ansleyg123
    It's secure, made by a certified B corporation, benefits the planet, and works great.
  • Yesss!!!! 5/5

    By mnmedrano
    Everyone should give this app a try! We need to help any way we can. Ecosia is doing great things!!
  • Works Great! 5/5

    By I don’t want to1717
    Works just as if you were on Google! And for a good cause. Invest the one minute to install. :)
  • Love this 5/5

    By Barney okay?
    Why wouldnt anyone get this? It's a simple and easy way to help our environment! To be honest, I was super skeptical at first and thought that this would be just another one of those things where people use good causes to only gain a following and then never follow through with what they say they will. However, I was happy that you allowed easily accessed information that showed how you guys are impacting the planet, showing proof that of where your money goes, and giving us access to how you do what you do! Love this app, will definitely reccomend to all friends.
  • Of Course! 5/5

    By theoryofjack
    Why wouldn't you simply utilize the same type of search engine as all the others whilst making the planet a better place? I call it "echoed" or "echoing" instead of "google" or "googling"...

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