Coil

Coil

Support websites and creators with Web Monetization

What is Coil?
'Coil' is an innovative Edge add-on allowing users to support online creators and websites through Web Monetization. By subscribing to a flat monthly rate, users can distribute financial support as they browse their favorite sites. Coil operates using the emerging Web Monetization standard. To use this feature-rich extension, a coil.com account is necessary. With privacy emphasized, Coil refrains from tracking user browsing history. The open-source nature of this extension promotes transparency, with its source code freely accessible on GitHub.
Stats
By: Coil
Users: 820 ▼ -1
Rating: 5.00 (3)
Version: 0.0.67 (Last updated: 2023-03-17)
Creation date: 2021-07-20
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • webNavigation
  • <all_urls>
Size: 9.97M
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Summary

Support websites and creators with Web Monetization Coil is a flat rate for Web Monetization. What that means is that you pay a fixed amount of money per month to Coil and Coil will stream money to websites as you browse.

Coil builds on an open standard called Web Monetization (webmonetization.org). This is a brand-new standard and not many websites support it yet. But it enables some amazing new experiences.

In order to use this extension you need to sign up at coil.com

Coil's extension does not track your browsing history. To see how Coil respects your privacy, refer to https://coil.com/privacy

This extension is also open-source. You can read the source code on Coil's GitHub: https://github.com/coilhq/web-monetization-projects/tree/master/packages/coil-extension

User reviews
Works really well with an easy-to-use interface. Coil works with a growing number of sites and services and I love the fact that it's open-source. Recommended.
by Christian, 2021-03-16

Works great. At a glance, you can see if the page you're visiting is monetized or not; you can turn it off in "Extensions" if desired. Have used it for over a month now, and not a glitch. Simple, clean, interface. There's a "chat" feature at lower right of Settings where you can talk to a COIL person if you have any question, and they are *very* responsive and helpful.
by Carol, 2021-03-02
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Safety
Risk impact

Coil 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 Coil if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Coil has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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