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SearchScene is a search engine that donates 95% of its profits to charities, especially those that focus on climate change.

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Description from store We offer a first-class search experience that's mainly powered by Bing and we display stunning scenery on our homepage that changes every day. By adding this extension, you make SearchScene your homepage and your default search engine. Help make the world a better place by making SearchScene your default search engine. ➤ How it works: We earn money through advertising, just like any other search engine. The big difference is that, instead of hoarding it all, we donate 95% of our profits to major international charities. We support charities that help to fight climate change and alleviate the suffering caused by climate change. You can choose the charities you wish to support by visiting our homepage at SearchScene.com and clicking on the charity icon in the top right hand corner of the page. ➤ A first-class search experience: SearchScene provides the latest, rich-content search results that you've come to expect from your usual search engine, like Google or Bing. This includes images, videos and the latest news embedded in your web search results. We also offer dedicated image search and video search, which allows you to play videos without even leaving our site. Our search results are provided by Bing and enhanced with our own algorithms, giving you a truly first-class search experience. ➤ Daily-changing wallpaper scenery: Discover the world's most beautiful places by installing SearchScene to your browser. Our homepage wallpaper changes daily to showcase some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see, including spectacular seascapes, lakes, coastlines, waterfalls, amazing buildings, stunning wildlife images, impressive cityscapes and much more. ➤ Transparency: We publish all the receipts from the various charities we've donated to on our website, as proof of all the donations we've made. Visit SearchScene.com for more information... ➤ Privacy: We care about your privacy: we don't save your searches, we don't track you or the websites you visit, we don't sell your data to advertisers and all your searches are encrypted. You can read more on our privacy policy page: https://www.searchscene.com/privacy-policy ➤ You can learn more about SearchScene by visiting our homepage and scrolling down the page... https://www.searchscene.com/

Latest reviews

  • (2021-07-29) Abdallah: This is one of the best search engines I have ever used with a great cause. Ecosia is pretty descent, but it only plants trees. SearchScene does more than planting trees, which is great! great search results, I suggest using it instead of Google. Its also private, and the results come from Bing. REALLY REALLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!
  • (2021-07-21) Catherine Cardrick: Love this. I have never tried to find an alternative to google but am pleased I have taken this leap of faith. Only been using for a few days, but am happy with the speed and accuracy so not sure what else you need from a search engine? The fact that the benefits to the enviroment and other communities are there are the main reason for switching. Keep up the good work.
  • (2021-07-14) Tahir Leonenko: I think the search results need to be a bit better done. A couple of times I've searched up a not too well know character from DC and instead of getting wikipedia pages I'm getting linkedln profiles. I also tried to search up a pretty popular steamer who goes by "ls" (I searched up imls which is his twitch id to be specific) and I only got a link to his twitch where as on google it'll also give me his twitter account and youtube account which go by slightly different names. Also a bit slower than google. Will still use it just pointing out things that can be improved on.
  • (2021-06-15) Night Crawler: Only extension that donates 95% of their profits unlike others than donate 50-70%. Works fast, photos are beautiful and over all great experience
  • (2021-05-21) Feels good about supporting an ethical search engine, but not without a bit of effort to install it as my browser of choice. The home page shots are excellent and engaging and the search capability is not failing me so far - really impressed. Its better than EveryClick, a similar browser which sadly folded recently. I'd just like to know how to install SearchScene as my default browser because Google seems to have blocked the ability to enable this.
  • (2021-05-20) Miss Corgi: Searching the web and giving 95% to charity? what could be better then that. :)
  • (2021-05-08) katri hmmm: It's great, wonderful pictures! Easy to use interface, ability to search google etc if the searchscene browser doesn't bring enough information. Ability to support wildlife and the forest. My country (Estonia) is not supported in image search yet, but all in all my favourite search engine. Thankyou.
  • (2021-04-29) MiataLife: Best thing ever, you put help towards many causes for free supported by google ad's as 95% of the profits go to charity which is great unlike other sites that keep most of the profit. Its a great way to make a change for free, join today!
  • (2021-04-23) CW Pathfinders: I really like this a a search engine - I feel I am making a bit of a difference without having to change my habits at all :-) The search engine provides good results and is presented in a way which is easy to navigate and find what you are looking for. It's lovely to start up a web search with such lovely photography too - helps keep the connection with nature that we all so desperately need.
  • (2021-04-11) Anthony Serrano: It's awesome
  • (2021-04-11) MichaelWF: Unlike the other charitable search engines, this one let's you support multiple charities. You get a new image every new tab. They don't track you or use dangerous cookies. They even prove there payments through certificates. A way the could improve though is add a 6th charity for plastic
  • (2021-03-31) Donna Kasse: Love using search scene and have no issues with it's capabilities. Feels good to contribute to ethical companies who care about the planet and not the bottom line.
  • (2021-03-30) Jennifer Lo: Very easy to use and straight forward. It can only improve the more we use it so I am sticking to it. I love that 95% of profits go to global charities.
  • (2021-03-20) E M: I made a review and gave this 4 stars a couple months ago. But after having it a bit longer now, I'm now giving it the full 5 stars it deserves. Overall SearchScene is a great and probably the best charitable search engine out there. It is very focused on helping the environment and stopping climate change. As of right now, using this may be the easiest but also the most effective way you can save the environment, and I love it for several reasons. The biggest reasons is that 95% of the profits they make go off to charity. That is a higher number than any other engine. Ecosia, for example, donates 80%. Still a good number, but you can make a bigger impact on SearchScene. While many charitable engines donate to a specific charity, on SearchScene, you get to choose which ones you want to help out. There are 6 to choose from, all doing different things. One, like Ecosia, helps plant trees. One, like Ocean Hero, helps protect waters. But again, you make a bigger impact using SearchScene because they donate more of their money than the other engines. Some of the others charities help out in other things like building water pumps, helping climate refugees, or giving care to poorer children in need. Another thing to mention, you don't have to choose just one. You can choose some or all of them if you want to. Another thing to mention is the wallpaper, or background images. And. Wow. They are perfect. Whether they show pictures of nature, animals, or city skylines, they are always beautiful. Really, I will never know where the developers get them from. If you're someone who wants your images or a simple black or white background, that's also possible. Privacy is also pretty good. While they do store your IP adress to make things more secure, they won't be selling or sharing it to anyone. While not perfect, it's much better than what Google does. What about the actual search results? SearchScene claims to offer a first class search experience. And, well, they're not wrong. They've created this panel that instantly gives you answers and a link taking you to a wiki page. Yes Google also has this, but the panel here is easier and shows more. If you search for a person or company, it also has links offering to take you to their main website and social media accounts. Now, the search results themselves are good, but there are times when Google will sometimes give more direct answers. If that happens, there's actually a button taking you straight to Google and what results they have. Again, Searchscene doesn't give bad results, but there's always room for improvement, right? Overall, SearchScene is a very impressive engine, and it is a must have for anyone wanting to help the environment. For a small team or possibly one person behind making this, it offers many things I didn't think I needed, one way or another. It's only 1 year old, and promises to add more, like mobile apps. 5 stars.
  • (2021-03-18) Laure JEREMIE: A complete, fully-functional alternative to the big search engines. You can support charities without compromising on experience. Love the fact that every search supports charities! :)
  • (2021-02-26) Forever Squad: 5 Stars easily, I love this serch engine and i love how it gives to chairity. Thanks for making this. I can now put monkey backgrounds
  • (2021-02-23) John B: Excellent and responsible!
  • (2021-01-21) E M: I've had SearchScene since late October, and I don't want to leave it any time soon. I'm going to give this review a lot of beef, but I want you to know that overall I really love this browser. If you are looking for the best charitable browser to use, I highly recommend this! Reputation - 5 stars. It is by far the most generous charity browser I've seen. I wish more people knows about this. Yet, even with the few people there are here, there are still a lot of huge developments. Unlike other engines, SearchScene lets you choose what charities you want to support; whether you want to support a charity on water, refugee crisis's, the environment, or a bit of everything, it's up to you. They also show their receipts on their donations you know you're not being scammed. Privacy and security - 4 stars: I am a huge sucker for this. I have read the privacy and terms of use, and I'm not disappointed. The privacy here is much better than that of Chrome. In terms of security, it will not block every little thing from unsafe sites. So if you care a lot about security, I recommend you install a browser such as Brave, then add SearchScene as an extension, which is what I'm doing. Search results - 4 stars: This is probably my only real problem with SearchScene. While the results aren't BAD, I found results on Chrome considerably better. Thankfully, there is an option on the bottom of the results page that takes you to Chrome, so I'll give it that. I would like to let you know my default browser uses Bing, so it'll be different if you use Chrome. One thing I will give credit for though is that when you search for something, the first thing that shows is a Wikipedia page and an option to read more. On top of that, if you searched for a person or company, it will even show an option to take you to their main website and social media pages. This is something I didn't even think I needed. Atmosphere - 5 stars: This is one of the most beautiful looking browsers I've ever seen. Once again SearchScene gives you FREEDOM and things you didn't think you needed. You choose how often you want to see new nature backgrounds (which always looks beautiful), add your own images, or go with a dark or light mode. There's an option where you can toggle whether you want to search for websites, images, videos, or the news, and an area where you set what charities you want, which I mentioned before. It also shows other things such as the time and how many searches you've made. While the atmosphere does look a tad cluttered with all these things, I think it does the job pretty well. My personal tips to make the browser better: - Add an Android and IOS version. I've heard you're already doing this. Can't wait to get this on my Android as well! - Improve search results and security. They're still good, and this browser is still new. But there's always room for improvement, right? - Show users their personal accomplishments. For example, showing each user how much money they've generated, or what they've helped build/buy with their searches. This will show people how much they really are helping the world, and a lot more people will stay.
  • (2021-01-21) Sophie Barber: A great alternative to Google for those who want to save the environment and give money to charity through their daily activities! It's much better than other charity search engines I've used because it is a lot more sophisticated, providing a wealth of information as soon as you press search through detailed knowledge panels and other smart features. Plus, they donate 95% of profits to charity - couldn't recommend enough. It's easy to install this browser extension to make SearchScene your main search engine.
  • (2021-01-16) Jonathan Sargent: I love that Searchscene is giving so much of it's profits away! I don't know exactly how much this amounts to and would be curious about that, but I figure however much is better than just sending it to Google or something. I do think that it is a pretty good search engine, but I appreciate that you can with another click see the results from Google or Youtube, because sometimes it is a little more clunky in getting me to what I'm looking for. I also have found it helpful when opening a new tab on my pc to hit control k and then backspace if I know that what I'm searching for is a document on Google drive that I've been to before or something.
  • (2021-01-13) Kalei Foley: easy to use, allows you to go to other browsers after your search which is nice. I definitely recommend.
  • (2021-01-11) Botond Sári: Great search result, great everything. love it
  • (2021-01-08) Ellis Reed: A complete, fully-functional alternative to the big search engine sites. You can support charities without compromising on experience.
  • (2021-01-03) Mark Paine: This is a really good search engine - works smoothly and quickly to find the pages I need. I love that it's ethical and is donating so much of its profit (95%!) to charity. Its nice that with such a simple change I can be helping out.
  • (2021-01-02) nocturnal digitalist: Someone recommended me to use this search engine after I was degoogling (https://www.reddit.com/r/degoogle/) and wasnt impressed with searches and support from duckduckgo which I was not interested in taking up. But that is just about the "https://www.searchscene.com/" not with extension. The extension is very bad in terms of performance or working. First, if you enable the extension, the search or URL bar shows their link with chrome new tab after / which is causing issues for someone who wants to search something quickly but cant wait for the new tab by "https://www.searchscene.com/" to load but if type something in the url bar after opening new tab, it overwrites with this extension url. This issue doesnt happen with bing or DDG or ecosia extension. I hope dev will work on this. Second, if you have tabs opened or pinned tabs that you were working on and will continue after closing the tab, this extension kills all of them. (I checked thoroughly and found that this extensions kills all the tabs opened or pinned ones). Third, the homepage looks very dated and isnt appealing to current UI. Despite disabling dark mode which is by the way isnt dark but black, Add dark (see youtube dark mode), I still dark bar in the top while searching. Please make it one way. Also improve the searches like if I am searching for movies, shows or web movies and shows add stars and ratings and cast like google has done so that I can use it more often. A lot of searches are irrelevant and if you are for something direct and precise then this fails. Also there is no way to know how searches are helping someone or doing charity and connect to team for issues. Create a group on reddit or telegram with and for users. I hope dev will look into these and provide a reply with a newer update until then I have uninstalled it as it is causing issues with my work. Also I would like to have an android app like ddg browser has made but with features that a user can have so that one can leave their app and use this app as browser. Also make android based on older firefox not on chromium because there are millions of apps based on chromium and also add features like dark mode for webpages, saving webpages for offline reading, popup windows, background player. For more see bromite browser, iceraven browser and firefox fennec fdroid. Also add extension to edge addons store and firefox addons store apart from this chrome store. I hope team will reply to a new user like me so that I can encourage others to take this as their search engine.
  • (2020-12-24) Melvyn Elphee: What's not to like? Most of the time I just think I am on Google! This is the way of the future - if there is to be one for humankind.
  • (2020-12-23) Sheldon Ently: Pretty backgrounds, good cause, good search engine. Five Stars!
  • (2020-12-21) E: What is there not to love about an ethical and charitable search engine? I'm slowly finding alternatives to all the big, greedy corporations that have taken over all parts of the internet, and this is a great replacement for google, yahoo etc. The homepage photos are beautiful and brighten my work day.
  • (2020-12-19) Margret Rosenberg: Beautiful scenery, excellent search engine, and it supports charities! What's not to love about this?
  • (2020-12-18) Sofia Russey: I feel great about using it! Among the charitable search engines, Search Scene donates the highest percentage of income to charity!
  • (2020-12-17) Jai Mishra: Its amazing .Not much different from google. Proud to part of this green journey. Release your android app soon. Thanks !!
  • (2020-09-27) Ciara Muldoon: SearchScene is an impressive ethical search engine that donates 95% of its profits to charities that fight climate change. It's wonderful to be able to support these charities by simply searching the web. The search results are great, and the homepage shows new, beautiful scenery from around the world every day. You can also add your own wallpaper image to the homepage if you prefer. This Chrome browser extension works perfectly by switching your default search engine and homepage to SearchScene. Being able to switch your search results to "dark mode" is also very useful for reducing eye strain, etc. If everyone switched to SearchScene, we could help replant the world's rainforests, raise people out of extreme poverty, and save lots of endangered wildlife, among other things. It's the kind of little change in personal habit that can make a big difference to the planet if enough people do it!
  • (2020-09-14) amy mcgill: SearchScene offers a fantastic experience from its beautiful wallpapers to its smooth search engine. It also donates a large % of its profits to charity so it's great to know that every search is doing the world some good!
  • (2020-09-04) Neil Williams: SearchScene donates 95% of its profits to charity and are transparent in providing their receipts. The search experience is excellent and they provide a beautiful new homepage image every day (or you can choose your own). You can also repeat your search on Google with one click on the button at the bottom of the search results. SearchScene is a way of saving the planet without giving up any of your money or time. What's not to love!
  • (2020-08-28) Katie Cordes: SearchScene is one of the easiest ways to give back to the world, donating 95% of profits to a number of highly renowned and effective social and environmental organizations. They provide hard proof of the donations being received by the organizations. Everyday they post different amazing photographs from all over the world on the homepage. Easy to use search engine, and when I had a question, I received a thoughtful and prompt reply! MORE FOLKS SHOULD SWITCH to using SearchScene!
  • (2020-06-29) Markie's Home: I love Searchscene donating 95% of its profits to charities!


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4.9 (62 votes)
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2021-05-19 / 1.5
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