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Whoogle Search

A self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting metasearch engine

Ben Busby

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About this app

Get Google search results, but without any ads, javascript, AMP links, cookies, or IP address tracking. Easily deployable in one click as a Docker app, and customizable with a single config file. Quick and simple to implement as a primary search engine replacement on both desktop and mobile. - No ads or sponsored content - No JavaScript* - No cookies** - No tracking/linking of your personal IP address*** - No AMP links - No URL tracking tags (i.e. utm=%s) - No referrer header - Tor and HTTP/SOCKS proxy support - Autocomplete/search suggestions - POST request search and suggestion queries (when possible) - View images at full res without site redirect (currently mobile only) - Light/Dark/System theme modes (with support for custom CSS theming) - Randomly generated User Agent - Easy to install/deploy - DDG-style bang (i.e. !<tag> <query>) searches - Optional location-based searching (i.e. results near <city>) - Optional NoJS mode to view search results in a separate window with JavaScript blocked *No third party JavaScript. Whoogle can be used with JavaScript disabled, but if enabled, uses JavaScript for things like presenting search suggestions. **No third party cookies. Whoogle uses server side cookies (sessions) to store non-sensitive configuration settings such as theme, language, etc. Just like with JavaScript, cookies can be disabled and not affect Whoogle's search functionality. ***If deployed to a remote server, or configured to send requests through a VPN, Tor, proxy, etc.

What's newVersion 0.8.0

Complete overhaul of session management - Fixed runaway session file creation for public instance maintainers - Fixed failure to decrypt subsequent result page queries (i.e. page 2 query appearing as "gAAAAA....") Added ability to navigate through results with Tab and Shift+Tab Added an "Advanced Search" toggle in search results for quickly switching between countries - Can be updated to support other search params, if requested Updated filter for sponsored results/advertising content Configured language + country is now included in search suggestion requests Fixed issues with bolding search terms in result pages Added ability to encode configuration in the URL Allows jumping between Whoogle instances (via Farside, for example) and maintaining the same configuration settings Fixed issues with result links to Google domains Reduced the amount of logging the Tor service outputs by default New translations: - Thai - Kurdish - Welsh