What is it about?
If you are looking for a powerful and highly-customizable ad-blocker, then 1Blocker is it. The app is free to download and will come with the basic option of blocking everything (ads, tracking scripts, and whatever else), but you can upgrade to the Unlimited Blockers option for more. With Unlimited Blockers, you can toggle specific site elements, comments, blacklist and whitelist sites, turn off cookies, and much more. If you know how to, you can even make your own custom blockers for anything you want. With 1Blocker, it's pretty much the only ad and content blocker you will ever need for iOS.
For those who...
- Need a powerful and customizable ad and content blocker
- Don't want to pay anything for a one-size-fits-all blocking experience
Not for those who...
- Just want something simple
- Don't need fancy customizations
Why we love it
1Blocker is easily one of our favorite content blockers. It's an initial free download to block everything, but if you're looking for a geeky, highly-customizable experience, then just get the Unlimited upgrade and tweak it to your heart's content. You'll never be bothered online again.
1Blocker Legacy is FREE but there are more add-ons
App Store Description
The most powerful and the fastest content blocker, used by over a million people. Lifehacker titled it as The Best Ad Blocker. Essential app for anyone who uses Safari.
Unlike other adblock apps, we can't see what sites you visit and track you. That’s because 1Blocker is a native Safari content blocker, not a shady VPN server. We are supported entirely by our users, there’s no “acceptable ads” program.
LOVED BY CUSTOMERS
1Blocker made MacStories’ list of Must-Have Apps 2015 Edition. It has been also featured in The New York Times, TechCrunch, and many more.
• “I like 1Blocker enough that I’ve stopped thinking about blockers.” - John Gruber, Daring Fireball.
• “Must have app for all iOS users.”
• “Does exactly what you want it to do, and the customer support is fantastic. Highly recommended ad blocker.”
WHY DO YOU NEED 1BLOCKER
- Block annoying ads (adblock) -
Ads have become a total disaster on websites by ruining the browsing experience. No one likes to see ads that pop over the entire screen.
- Save battery, data and time -
Independent tests by Wirecutter, NY Times, and BrooksReview confirm that 1Blocker cuts data loaded by sites on average by over 50%.
- Protect yourself online -
Many corporations track your behavior and what sites you visit. Online ads are not safe and may serve you malware even on major sites like Forbes and Yahoo.
- Improve your productivity -
Besides ads, webpages often contain distracting elements (like “You Might Also Like” and subscription boxes) that disturb your work flow and productivity.
1Blocker comes with almost 50 000 built-in blocker rules. It is very configurable.
• Block ads, trackers and other annoyances. Make browsing over 2x faster.
• Tap to hide any annoying content with our visual editor.
• Support sites you love by whitelisting them.
• Create your own custom blocker rules (hide elements, block sites and cookies).
• All your settings are synced over iCloud.
1Blocker is also available in the Mac App Store.
HOW IS 1BLOCKER BETTER THAN OTHERS
We believe 1Blocker is better than anything else available. Here is why:
• We don’t make deals with advertisers.
• We don’t and technically can’t track our users.
• We have no customer data to sell.
• We are bootstrapped and self-funded. No investors. Made by a tiny two-person team.
While most other adblock apps block content by filtering elements of an already downloaded page, 1Blocker uses native Safari content blocker technology (API) to tell Safari in advance what should be blocked. This vastly improves efficiency, doesn’t slow down Safari, and saves battery life.
The free version of 1Blocker allows one group of blocker rules (e.g. "Block Ads" or "Block Trackers") to be used at the same time. So if you just want to use adblock, you can do that without upgrading to Premium. To be able to activate multiple groups of blockers simultaneously, in-app purchase is required.
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Send your feedback at @1BlockerApp on Twitter.
Our mission is to give you all the tools to make Safari browsing fast, safe and productive for you.
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