About Search in a Bit

Search in a Bit is a fork of Spot which is a fork of searx which is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.

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Why use Search in a Bit?

  • Search in a Bit may not offer you as personalised results as Google, but it doesn't generate a profile about you.
  • Search in a Bit doesn't care about what you search for, never shares anything with a third party, and it can't be used to compromise you.
  • Search in a Bit is free software, the code is 100% open and you can help to make it better. See more on gitlab.

If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make Search in a Bit your default search engine or run it on your own server

Technical details - How does it work?

Search in a Bit is a metasearch engine, inspired by the seeks project. It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Queries are made using a POST request on every browser (except Chromium-based browsers*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your url history. In the case of Chromium-based browser users there is an exception: Search in a Bit uses the search bar to perform GET requests. Search in a Bit can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

How to set as the default search engine?

Search in a Bit supports OpenSearch. For more information on changing your default search engine, see your browser's documentation:

How can I make it my own?

Search in a Bit appreciates your concern regarding logs, so take the code from the original Spot project and run it yourself!