Plant trees while searching the web
The Ecosia app allows you to search the web and plant trees while you do it. It is fast, free, and secure.

- Plant trees while you search the web
- Quickly access your favorites and recently visited websites
- Follow our journey to 1 billion trees, see your contribution, and explore our planting projects

Ecosia Search - plant trees while you search the web
Ecosia Search is a search engine that uses at least 80% of its profits from ad revenue to finance tree planting programs around the world. The Ecosia iOS app uses Ecosia Search as its default search engine so you can plant trees while browsing the web. Planting trees is good for the planet, people and the climate. Trees create fertile forests, healthy communities and a strong local economy.

Transparent & social
In keeping with its commitment to transparency, Ecosia publishes all its monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts on our website. Learn more about us on

Ecosia is a social business and a certified B-Corp, which means we are committed to the maximization of the positive impact we and our users can have on the environment - and not on the maximization of profit.

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What's New

Version 3.1.0

* You can now share Ecosia and send us feedback directly from the app.
* We added Ecosia’s privacy policy, so you feel safe when searching with us.
* Finally, we did a few small usability improvements and squashed some bugs to improve your experience.

We are always working hard to make the app better, faster, and more stable. If you have feedback let us know, and if you enjoy the app, leave us a review!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

569 Ratings

569 Ratings

Fantastic searching at


Overall this is a great app I recommend it to all my friends it goes to a great cause and does not go to a greedy corporations my Google or Yahoo. Whenever a Google something and brings up probably three ads and the money that the ads paid to be there go to a forest planting organization. It takes about 70 searches to plant one tree and I have planted probably 25 trees over the last year I had the app. So it's not like you're going to plan and tire for us but you are doing a major part for the ecosystem. The apps does not seem to crash I've never had a problem with it it is as easy to Google things as Google app. The only thing I do not like is I don't think there is a search history or I just cannot seem to find it. Overall I would recommend it to anyone, so give it a try.

Better than google app


I would definitely recommend this app.
I find this app to be better than the google app in my opinion.
The app is obviously for a good cause. Super user-friendly. They give more detail about their cause in the app. Keeps count of how much trees you helped with planting. And contrary to the google app you can actually open more tabs (woah!). Also they obviously need ad revenue, but the ads aren't annoying at all, like about games or annoying pop ups. They are just the first few
(2 or 3) links that you get after searching. AND ARE MOST OF THE TIME ACTUALLY RELEVANT TO YOUR SEARCH. Not like with normal website ads who give you ads based on location and things they think you might like.
Overall, great app would DEFINITELY recommend.



I really like the app and I also like to help the planet, nice to know I can do two things at once. However, there is no history which means when I have to go back-and-forth between different pages, I have to switch to Google. Also, the instructions to put it on my iPad are very sketchy and impossible to do. It is a chore to consistently have to switch to it when everything in my iPad leads me to Safari. The link that they say is on the Ecosia Page does not exist nor is there any link to contact people to ask for help. But just as a simple search engine, it is great and the one I use unless I need to do research in which I switch back to Google.


Ecosia GmbH
33.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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