According to Google Insights, search engines are the most visited websites with mobile devices. Google is still the undisputed leader, but the battle for mobile search engines is still ongoing. The one that provides the most relevant content is going to win. Let’s take a look at some of the best search engine apps available for iPhone and talk about their features.
CamFind, a great app for searching for photos – powered by CloudSight.ai Image Recognition API
Search the Physical World™.
CamFind, photo searching app – the world’s first successful mobile visual search engine, allows you to search for anything on your mobile device just by taking a picture.
Over 3 million users love CamFind!
- Internet Search Results
- Related/Similar Images and Videos
- Price Comparisons and Online Shopping
- Ask Questions and Get Answers about anything
- Local Search Results with Uber and Lyft Compatibilities and even more great features
Reversee is a bridge between your pictures and reverse image search engines, allowing you to make a search by image. You can use Reverse for different purposes including: webpages displaying a picture, a higher resolution version of a picture, a someone’s social network profile.
- Search with Google Images (default search engine).
- Editor to crop & rotate the picture.
- Smart navigation of your device photos (you can search by a picture in the middle of the camera roll and then come back to search for a picture nearby, avoiding to scroll the photos all over again).
- Paste image.
- Set size of the image sent to the search engine (it may yield different results).
- Open the results page in: 1) Safari, 2) Chrome, 3) Add to Reading List, 4) Copy to Clipboard, 5) Send Email, etc.
- Save pictures from the web.
Hound is a virtual assistant that will search and find whatever you need. Just speak into your iPhone and Hound will seek it. If necessary, Hound will ask some follow-up questions to get more clarity on what you are searching for. This fast and easy way to get information can also playback songs, set multiple timers and alarms, get hourly news, make phone calls, send texts, search for places to eat or visit nearby, find movie show times, book Uber rides, search the web and so much more. Give your fingers a rest and let Hound do all of the work.
- A mobile virtual assistant
- Speak into iPhone and let Hound do the rest
- Can perform just about any iPhone task
- Search web, Find restaurants, Book Uber
- Get GPS Navigation, Send communications, Get weather
StartPage Search gives you quick and easy access to StartPage.com, a private search tool that allows you to search anonymously and privately from any device, while offering great search results. The app never stores your personal information, IP address, or any records whatsoever. All of your searches are scrubbed and anonymized, the app never uses tracking cookies, and it strips out your search terms so websites can’t see them. This is a fully integrated web browser that gives you control over privacy features and display settings, full image search, and full web-search capability with superior quality results.
- Access any website via search
- Powerful advanced search capabilities
- Totally anonymous and private
- All searches are encrypted
- Free search engine app for iPhone
Veracity is an image search engine that allows you to do a reverse image search on any image. Called “search by image,” it lets you find where else on the web the same image exists, even if it has been edited or cropped; find out which profiles on social media apps that use fake photos; and find out what the subject of a photo is that you’re looking at. You can upload images you already have or you can take a photo and search it. The app is accurate and fast, and you will love being able to quickly and easily perform reverse image searches using your iPhone.
- Reverse image search
- Search for any photo
- See where else on the web the same photo exists
- Find out who’s using fake profile images
- Free with in-app purchases
WolframAlpha is quickly becoming the definitive source for instant computation and expert knowledge. The app uses its huge collection of algorithms and data to generate reports and compute answers for you. Parts of WolframAlpha are used in the Apple Siri Assistant. It has a huge list of things it can do (we won’t bore you by listing them all here) like give you answers on health and medicine, education, organizations, food and nutrition, socioeconomic data, money and finance, colors, sports and games, words and linguistics, music, culture and media, places and geography, and more.
- Definitive source for expert knowledge
- Used in Siri Assistant
- Huge collection of algorithms and data
- Many different categories
- One-time purchase
You’ve heard of Bing, right? This app pulls together the best of the best apps and a search engine to get you what you want, find what you need, and help you get where you need to go. Tap “Near me” for places to visit, shop, and see. Or go to “Deals” to see offers, coupons, and discounts at stores near by. Browse restaurants, find movies to watch, make hotel reservations, get directions, and find a new book to read. Use the built-in barcode scanner to review products and compare prices. You can even set it up to get notifications when a movie you’re following is available to stream.
- Find and do faster
- Book a table and get directions
- Find and stream movies
- Look for ways to save money
- Free search engine app for iPhone
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that doesn’t track you while you find what you need. You get privacy while you surf the net for everything from funny videos to finance questions. The app doesn’t track you, filter bubble you, or share your personal information. If you like to read leftish stories, then this is the place to go, because the home page is full of left-leaning news stories so you don’t even have to open your RSS feed to see what’s going on in the world. No more feeling paranoid when you search, no more spyware or viruses, and no more cookies! You basically get invisible surfing that is faster, safer, and more efficient than other browsers.
- Safe, fast, and efficient
- Doesn’t track you
- Keep your personal information private
- See popular news items on the home page
- Free search engine app