When comparing Metager vs Groot, the Slant community recommends Metager for most people. In the question“What is the best alternative to Google search?” Metager is ranked 4th while Groot is ranked 5th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Allows to visit search results anonymously
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 Is fully PWA enabled and can be installed on any device
Is fully PWA enabled and can be installed on any device e.g. Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS-X.
Pro Clean and open interface without any clutter.
Runs fast and on any device.
Pro Custom Wallpaper selection for both light and dark mode
Custom wallpaper selection.
Pro Full Light and Dark Mode
Perfect for all conditions.
Con Uses only Bing and Scopia results
The latter of which could be their own crawler.