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Search and browse anonymously with StartPage

StartPage offers the ability to search Google with total privacy protection. The privacy-friendly search engine keeps personal information private while still delivering quality search results. It also lets you access any website anonymously. StartPage is available as a webpage portal and a web search app for mobile devices. View full description

PROS

  • IP address never recorded for enhanced online privacy
  • Proxy feature for visiting sites anonymously

CONS

  • JavaScript and web forms not supported
  • Slow app start-up

StartPage offers the ability to search Google with total privacy protection. The privacy-friendly search engine keeps personal information private while still delivering quality search results. It also lets you access any website anonymously. StartPage is available as a webpage portal and a web search app for mobile devices.

Search the web anonymously

StartPage lets you search Google without compromising your privacy. You can also visit websites anonymously using a privacy proxy feature. With full SSL encryption, the application performs searches on your behalf without tracking cookies. Your IP address and personal information is also never collected or stored. After a set time delay or if the application is closed, your searches and browsing history are automatically deleted. The fully-integrated web browser includes web and image search capabilities as well as advanced search options. There are also customisable display and privacy settings.

Enhanced online privacy

With StartPage, targeted ads are no more thanks to enhanced privacy controls. You also get un-filtered search results since searches are not ‘personalised’ using your personal information. Although the app is great for private searches and browsing, it is not compatible with all websites. When using the proxy surfing feature, web forms and JavaScript are restricted for security reasons. Also, sites may not be optimised for mobile devices since information about what device you are using is not shared with websites.

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