Beaker Browser is a free and open-source web browser currently in development by Blue Link Labs. Beaker Browser peer-to-peer technology allows users to self-publish websites and web apps directly from the browser, without the need to set up and administrate a separate web server or host their content on a third-party server. All files and websites are transferred using Dat, a hypermedia peer-to-peer protocol which allows files to be shared and hosted by several users. The browser also supports the HTTP protocol to connect to traditional servers. Beaker Browser is built using the Electron framework and therefore uses the Chromium browser as a renderer for webpages.
3 blocks because it uses DDG as its default search engine, and you can’t even change it.
A browser with some very interesting tools which seems to be trade-free. However I might found 2 issues which can be considered as red flags:
1. in the settings (beaker://settings/#general) analytics are enabled by default, which means some information will be sent once a week, like:
– An anonymous ID
– Your Beaker version, e.g. 0.8.10
– Your operating system, e.g. Windows 10
2. they use duckduckgo as the default search enginge (https://www.directory.trade-free.org/duckduckgo/) and I didn’t figure out a way how to change that.
Although I won’t consider the first point as a trade, because it seems like the data is anonymized and required to make technical improvements, I’d withdraw 1 block because of the 2nd point. So 4/5 blocks.
They do not seem to collect data, inject ads, or anything like that. They offer what they say they offer. Simple and trade-free.