Ecosia

Ecosia for PC and Mac

Written by Ecosia


  • Category: Productivity
  • Release date: 2020-04-08
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 4.2.1
  • File size: 4.82 MB
  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS 10-11 10.13
  • How it works | What is Ecosia?


Whatʹs Great

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. The Ecosia community has already planted millions of trees in Ethiopia, Brazil, Indonesia, Spain, as well as many other biodiversity hotspots.

4. 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.

Ecosia for PC and Mac Screenshots

         

Features and Description



Key Features

Latest Version: 4.2.1

  • Licence: Free


  • What does Ecosia do? • 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: https://info.ecosia.org • Follow us on our journey to 1 billion trees: The Ecosia blog: https://blog.ecosia.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecosia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecosia Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecosia Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EcosiaORG • Required permissions: "Web page contents" - This is required to make it possible to search with Ecosia through the Safari Smartbar. “Browsing history” - A consequence of the first permission but we don’t use it. Supported by Safari 12.1 and above • 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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    Software Installation Requirements


    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 10
    2. Windows 8.1
    3. Windows 7
    4. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)

    FAQs


    Ecosia - How do I download the app on Windows PC?

    If you want to download the software on your windows pc or mac, you could either first visit the Mac store or Microsoft AppStore and search for the app OR you can easily use any of the download links we provided above under the "Download and Install" header section to download the application


    Ecosia - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims


    • By hippoTHOTamus
      3

      Amazing Idea but...

      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.


    • By ClassicalBoy
      3

      Unusable with a VPN

      While I love Ecosia's mission, admire that they're a Certified B-Corp, and appreciate that they don't track users, the browser extension is unusable when it comes to anything resembling a convenient let alone frictionless experience if you use a VPN. If you have a VPN, you get a reCAPTCHA challenge every time you try to do a search: 'Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network'. Ain't nobody got time for that. I understand the need to avoid DDoS attacks etc, but this breaks the app. More importantly, this does NOT happen with Duckduckgo. If you fix this, and stop discriminating against the traffic of privacy-conscious users, I will switch to your search engine immediately.


    • By aliyah123456
      5

      Genius

      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).


    • By angelina:)))
      4

      Great until...

      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.


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