Thank you to all our donors and patrons who help us continue our work! 💙

If you want to support us, you can tell your friends about our work, leave us a review for Better, gift the app to someone else, or even become a donor or monthly patron at small-tech.org/fund-us/

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New blocking rules! On 30th June 2021, Laura blocked one blocker blocker, fixed three sites and blocked five new trackers.

better.fyi/news/#update-2021-0

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

@lewlepton we block targeted/tracking ads which is honestly 99.99% of all ads. We just allow non-tracking ads as they’re harmless images and links, and can be used in a perfectly ethical way. —Laura

@booteille in an ideal world, we’d love to, and maybe we can in the future. We’d love to make it free. Unfortunately, both App Store proceeds and donations combined come nowhere near to paying our bills, let alone rent or (low!) salaries.

Thank you to all our donors and patrons who help us continue our work! 💙

If you want to support us, you can tell your friends about our work, leave us a review for Better, gift the app to someone else, or even become a donor or monthly patron at small-tech.org/fund-us/

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New blocking rules! On 25th May 2021, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed five sites and blocked four new trackers.

better.fyi/news/#update-2021-0

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

@Xjs we do lack the hardware (too expensive for us to fork out.) If there’s a way for you to help us with that, we’d really appreciate it. — @laura

New blocking rules! On 29th April 2021, Laura blocked a blocker blocker, fixed eight sites and blocked four new trackers.

better.fyi/news/#update-2021-0

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

@codeforchaos …the only means for a person to opt out of tracking. And that’s a different kind of responsibility from blocking trackers. I totally get why people want it, and I think it’s more suited to blockers like ublock origin which are mostly used by people who are aware of these nuances, and are able to make these decisions. And also where the rules are maintained by much larger groups that can make quick changes on a site-specific basis.

@codeforchaos hi, so sorry I missed this earlier. Quick answer: no and not planned.

Longer answer: Adding lists that hide these popups and do hiding, rather than blocking, tends to require very long lists that can slow browsing down, and also need a lot of maintenance on a per-site basis. More fundamentally, this is a really tricky grey area in my (@laura) opinion which @aral and I sort-of disagree on: unless we are certain we’re blocking every form of tracking on a page, we could be obscuring…

New blocking rules! On 31st March 2021, Laura blocked a blocker blocker, fixed a site and blocked ten new trackers.

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

New blocking rules! On 26th February 2021, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed six sites and blocked six new trackers.

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

better.fyi/news/

New blocking rules! On 27th January 2021, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed five sites and blocked five new trackers.

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The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

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If you missed today’s Small Is Beautiful live stream, you can watch the recording here:

small-tech.org/events/small-is

We talked about Laura’s work on @better and Site.js Hugo templates, @margodeweerdt’s lovely illustrations for the photo blog template, and my preliminary work on Place – the fork of Site.js that I’m working on specifically for the Small Web.

#SmallIsBeautiful #SmallTech #SmallWeb

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Small is Beautiful

Our first stream for 2021 is tomorrow.

Join @laura and me for an update on our work on @better, Site.js (sitejs.org), and Small Web (small-tech.org/research-and-de).

Have your webcam/mic and headphones ready if you want to join the conversation in the studio.

small-tech.org/events/small-is

#SmallIsBeautiful #SmallTech #SmallWeb #LiveStream

New blocking rules! On 24th December 2020, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed five sites and blocked five new trackers.

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

New blocking rules! On 13th May 2020, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed two sites and blocked one new tracker.

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

New blocking rules! On 27th March 2020, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed two sites and blocked one new tracker.

better.fyi

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

Minor blocking rules update! Today I fixed access to spiegel⋅de. If you use that site, please always use in a Private Window to minimise their tracking. —Laura

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

💙 New blocking rules! On 5th February 2020, Laura blocked one blocker blocker, fixed one site and blocked seven new trackers.

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

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