Page weight warnings to protect your data caps.
Websites have become extremely bloated over the years but most users across the globe still rely on slow internet connections and small data transfer limits. Built-in page weight warnings can help users better decide if they should visit a website.
The Frugal Browser would give users the option to enable a warning for sites exceeding the set default (1MB or less). The browser would crawl and index most sites overtime, so the user wouldn't sacrifice their own data just to see the page weight.
Page Weight Warning
Our last records show this web page - https://newyorker.com - weighs in at roughly 6MB. That is 6 times larger than the average web page.
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* Web apps tend to be an exception to this rule
Goodbye ads and trackers.
No one enjoys third-party advertisements. So, block them. The Frugal Browser would ship with very strict ad-block extensions enabled by default. Additional extensions could also be added manually.
Text-only mode - for those extreme use cases.
Users could set the "text-only" mode (similar to a "Reader Mode" in other browsers) on a per website basis or global across all pages.
This would create the ability to swap out the more "visual" default of the browser to something more text-based, similar to Lynx.