Glink is a free internet browser for kids.
Well, come to think of it, it is not really a browser, since it doesn't really allow browsing. Maybe it is more like a game console where your kids can play their favorite games for free, without ads, scams, in-app purchases, solicitations or pop-up windows.
Yes... Glink is a game console for young children, where you get to choose which games are available for them to play.
Your kids can ONLY play these games. And only to the amount of time you allow daily.
So how do we make money out of it? We don't. Glink is not commercial. It is our hobby.
Glink is actually a web browser which is restricted to one specific web address at a time (each game has a different address). This means that it does not allow any link to open a new window or to browse out of the game website. It is also designed to display only the game part of that page. The contributors (other parents) have compiled over time, a list of hundreds of free games on the web. When you use the parent interface to add games, you can choose games from that list. You choose the games by category and by your children's age group.
Once you have selected games for your kids, the games appear on the main view as little icons (just like apps would appear on an Ipad). When your kids click the icons, they get to play the games. It is like saving your kids' favorite game pages under 'favorites' on your browser, only the interface is much more convenient for children than that of a web browser (which means more quiet time for you to read the paper on a Sunday morning).
Also, when a game is displayed, it filters out anything but the game, so your kids are not exposed to the dangers of the internet. If you are wondering what dangers we are talking about, you can read about it here (But you'd better sit down first).
This is how it looks when your kids press an icon. You can see that only the game itself is shown, and that Glink takes up the full screen of your PC, so there are no confusing toolbars or buttons. There is only a 'Close' button.
We think it is like anabbreviation for "Game-link".
We call this software Glink, but we also call the individual links 'Glinks'. It is all very confusing.