eesel needs your approval for some browser permissions in order to function. here's a breakdown of the permissions we request, and why.

The dialog you see on Chrome when installing eesel

Read and change all your data on the websites that you visit

This permission is needed to:

  • Index pages as you browse: eesel stores the document body of the page and the title, and allows you to thus search across your documents. Note that this data is only stored in your local browser storage, and it never leaves from there.

  • Allow you to open eesel on any page: eesel injects a 'content script' on a page when you browse. This script doesn't interfere with anything else on the page and allows you to open eesel from any page when you choose to do so, via the keyboard shortcut or browser action.

Note that we don't change any data. Furthermore, we don't read all website data but only for the pages that are tracked by eesel. Out of the box, this is only work related tools like Salesforce, Confluence or Google Docs and does not include personal websites like Facebook or Reddit.

Replace the page you see when opening a new tab

This permission is needed to open up eesel in your new tab. You can always disable this behaviour in just a few minutes.

Read and change your browser history

This permission is needed to make eesel useful on install. When you first install eesel, it reads through your browser history and indexes work related pages. History isn't directly looked at at any point after install, and more over, this information never leaves your local browser storage.

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