THE WORLD'S MOST PRIVATE WEB SEARCH APP
StartPage Search gives you convenient mobile access to StartPage.com, the world's most private search engine.
It lets you search for information privately and anonymously, from the convenience of your smartphone or other mobile device.
It's the perfect tool for iron-clad privacy protections, plus great search results.
COMPLETE SEARCH PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY
Other search engines capture your search terms and record the links you click on, then use tracking cookies to build a detailed profile of you and your interests.
At StartPage, our zero data-collection policy and full SSL encryption is your assurance that nobody's looking over your shoulder, no matter what you search for.
We don't collect any personal information on our users.
We don't store your IP address, we don't capture your location, and we don't record what you searched for.
In fact, we keep no records on you at all. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
OVERVIEW OF STARTPAGE SEARCH PRIVACY FEATURES
- All searches are encrypted using powerful SSL encryption. That means your service provider can't see what you search for—and neither can hackers.
- Your searches are scrubbed and anonymized for privacy.
- StartPage Search protects you from physical intrusion by deleting your searches and Web history after a set time delay, or the app is closed or suspended. With one tap of your Home button, your searches are gone.
- StartPage Search strips out your search terms, so they can’t be seen by the websites you visit.
- StartPage Search never uses tracking cookies, and rejects tracking cookies from websites you visit.
- StartPage Search never records your IP address, search terms, or location.
OVERVIEW OF STARTPAGE SEARCH FEATURES
- Fully integrated web browser
- Full web-search capability with superior result quality
- Full image search
- Powerful Advanced Search capabilities
- Control over display settings and privacy features
PRIVATE PROXY SURFING FEATURE
When you need extra privacy, you'll love our Proxy. It works by copying the web page you want to visit onto our server, so you see it through us, not them. Because you never make contact with the third-party website, they can't infect you with cookies or malware, and they can't see your IP address or other information. They only see us, while you stay safe and invisible behind the scenes.
You can use the StartPage Proxy to access any website you find through a StartPage search. Simply click the "Proxy" link under the search result.
Added a progress bar to display the progress of the webpage loading.
Minor UI and other bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Finally there is a way to search the web without being tracked, like google, yahoo, etc. Unlike those search engines SmartPage tracks nothing or stores nothing (sites visited, censored what I see, etc). I have used SmartPage for a lot of things and aside from having to do a few more clicks of the pointer to find a business close to me or whatever, to me, its GREAT. I can find things a lit quicker because I'm not trying to filter through sites about what I'm looking for that are nothing but ads. I give SmartPage a “5 STAR” rating even with the having to do a few more clicks to find a business close to me. I would recommend anyone who wants a more open search without “Big Brother” watching. Get the app!!!
All users want is a solid, quick and uncluttered search engine. This app fills the void. I've tried others that are more concerned with bling to the outright ruination of what was a solid engine. Others track, filter and censor results and that after you sit there waiting for their cute scripts, graphics and ads to load.
Startpage is a solid, no frills and reasonably quick engine that doesn't snoop, filter or censor results...as far as I can tell. Thank you for just giving us what we want and need. Other devs/apps need to learn from your example. Nice job.
New to this app
With data privacy in the news this search engine is just what I hoped existed. The searches yield cleaner more helpful results. The first page doesn’t seem bogged down with sales website links. It seems more like just the facts—what a search engine should reflect. Thanks for providing this service!!!
- Startpage BV
- 19.9 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, German
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2014 Startpage BV
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.