When comparing Metager vs Qwant, the Slant community recommends Metager for most people. In the question“What is the best alternative to Google search?” Metager is ranked 4th while Qwant is ranked 7th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Allows to visit search results anonymously
Pro Really fast
It displays only what you need and no more.
Pro Open source
Pro Tor network service
Gives access within Tor.
Pro Run by a non profit organisation dedicated to privacy and data protection
Pro Supports easy search in open-street-map
Locations can be shown on open-street-map.
Pro No user tracking
Pro Has a lite version
Pro Hosted in the EU
It uses a strict data regulation law
Pro Good search results
Pro Ecosystem Qwant Maps, Music, Boards...
They are building an ecosystem
Pro Instant answers
They have like "shortcodes" named instant answers that let you have an answer from the Qwant interface (for example the hash of a word)
Pro Qwick commands (jump to any other search/website)
Use "&g" to jump to google;
&a for amazon;
&tw for twitter;
&ec for ecosia;
… More » https://help.qwant.com/help/qwant-search/searching/how-use-qwick/
Pro Private infrastructure and hosting
They own theirs servers
Pro Ad free/Merchant independent
So far, Qwant does not sort searches based on Merchant.
Pro No filter bubble
Con Uses only Bing and Ecosia results
The latter of which could be their own crawler.
Con They mainly use Bing results
It's a metasearch engine
Con Results non accurate as Google
They are not accurate as Google.
Con Not very good Android and iOS app
Con Filter by time restricted to max. one month
In difference to past year of some other search engines.