A minimal, less attention grabbing, internet experience.

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What is minimal?

"Minimal" is a browser add-on for Firefox designed to declutter your internet experience and put control back in user's hands. It advocates for user choices, easy content search, and promotes usage based on a platform's service quality. It's an open-source project, completely transparent about its functioning, does not collect any data and encourages user scrutiny through source code visibility. It's intended to deliver a streamlined, focused and less distracting internet browsing experience.

Stats date:
Users: 779 ▲ 13
Rating: 4.67 (55)
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2023-03-21)
Creation date: 2018-11-03
Weekly download count: 22
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 59.46K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

minimal (v1.0.3)
4.94 (18) 1,482
Not available on Edge

Minimal is a browser extension to experience a minimal, less attention grabbing internet experience. Internet should be a tool, not a trap.

Minimal is driven by core values:

  • The user must actively make choices by themselves.
  • A user should easily find the content they are searching for on a page, not the content a platform wants them to see.
  • A service provider can convince the user to use their platform, but only through their services' inner quality.
This extension is being developed for the greater good, its an open source project, you can check the code and contribute here:

Some details to know:

  • All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

  • This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

  • Minimal is fully transparent about what it does once installed, being open source and well documented. Minimal has no effect on the website themselves, minimal is an add-on that allows you to customize your experience while browsing on the internet.

  • Minimal does not collect any data.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Helps in minimizing distractions on websites
  • Works well on supported websites especially YouTube
  • Good for self-reflection by reducing the influence of algorithms and recommendations
  • Interferes with other add-ons, particularly on YouTube and Facebook
  • Lacks an easy toggle to turn off and on
  • Some users find the effect on YouTube's homepage too extreme
Most mentioned
  • Need for a toggle to easily switch the add-on on and off
  • Works flawlessly on supported sites
  • Conflicts with other extensions or add-ons
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Risk impact

minimal is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install minimal if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

minimal is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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