Can you copy the link and email it to yourself? If so, you can simply open the email on your phone and problem solved. Or copy the link, add it to Pocket or reading list for when you are on your phone.And that's fantastic if you're reading on your phone. I was reading on my computer at work. So the link doesn't help me a lot.
When do you think this price will increase?Silentium is a content blocker geared towards those who like to have some accessories with their budget car.
Silentium app design - A
The app colors (light teal, darker teal, and white) are easy on the eyes. The app is straight-forward with easy to maneuver to sections and toggles. The app comes with built in app feedback, Whitelisting, and the ability to fine tune content blocking ability via the "Advanced" option, as seen in the picture.
Engaging the "Advanced" option brings up the following toggle options:
Low Traffic Modes
Block images toggle
Block scripts toggle
If you need to restrict websites even more by blocking images and scripts you can do that with these two toggles. The developers make a point to warn users under these toggles, that enabling these options may cause websites to not load properly.
Remove social buttons
"Enable these to remove share buttons and comments (Disqus, Facebook) from web pages."
Remove cookie - law banners
Block adult websites
Force rules update
Restore default configuration
*Note: When the "advanced" options are enabled for the first time, Silentium updates the latest filter list for the enabled togge. The app informs you that it may take 30 seconds for the update to complete. It also tells you when the update has been completed, which I like.
Silentium ad-blocking - A
Overall, Selenium's blocking was excellent. That is not to say there weren't any site loading / display problems. There were. However, the few problem sites are ones that other sites have had a problem with, with initial release of the app.
In my testing on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air, Yahoo sponsored ads were not blocked.
There is no such thing as a content blocker that can properly block every ad and property render every page on the internet. Please keep that in mind when being quick to throw away one content blocker for another, just because one app didn't block a certain site correctly the first time.
Silentium’s blocking power was tested using the following websites Time Magazine, CNN, Yahoo, Macrumors, Amazon,*** Fox News, Huffington Post, iMore, The Verge, National Geographic, Crackle, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Kat.cr, The Pirate... MacWorld,** MSNBC, Apple, Ebaums World, ImDB, YouTube, Hotels.com, Digiday, Reddit, Craigslist (local), Cult of Mac, blog.buttermouth, Cnet,* Courier.co.uk.*
Adblocker did a very good job blocking ads. Unlike other recent content blocker reviews, it handled MacWorld, courier.co.uk and several other sites just fine. I tried the toggles under the "Advanced" menu, and the different toggle options worked well.
Unless otherwise noted by the * symbol, all sites loaded correctly without any pop ups or blank advertising boxes.
* Site did not load or did not load correctly.
** Site loaded correctly but clicking links on main page or subsequent page didn't work.
*** Site loaded correctly but did not block all ad(s) on main page or subsequent site pages.
**** Site did not correctly load all non ad page elements (e.g. pictures, video, text etc.)
***** Site loaded correctly with no ads or pop ups. Empty advertisement blocks were noted.
****** Site loaded correctly but did not stop pop up message or redirects.
Silentium speed - A
While your internet speed mileage with the app may vary, (due to several variables) I found Silentium did a fast job of rendering and loading webpages. I did not encounter any lagging or stalling during testing.
Silentium price and developer contact - A
For the price, (introductory $1.99) Selenium is in line with other paid apps.
I found the developers to be very responsive in addressing questions about their app on their Twitter page, as well as their dedicated website. In my opinion, the latter carries even more weight than the former. If I find an app that is free or only $0.99, and has crappy or no customer service at all, I am going to go with an app that charges more and has what I believe to be good customer service. If you reach out to Silentium, they will do their best to respond and address your questions.
Silentium overall rating - A
Silentium offers a lot of power under the hood, without adding so much that it breaks websites or leaves one spending more time tweaking the app, than enjoying the experience of the internet. The developer's are eager to do the very best they can with the app and in my opinion, they are off to an excellent start.
I feel good about recommending Silentium.
*Disclosure: Review was conducted using Silentium 1.1 which is set to be released next week.
Dang, that was fast.The developer told me today, that the price will probably go up tomorrow. He didn't say how much, though.
I have been there before.Dang, that was fast.
$2.99 now for Silentium.
I read your post and was going to buy it blind at $1.99. Guess I'll wait for the best to win out while using Crystal.
I am looking at the current crop of content blockers, and I see potential in each one. And like you, I want each one of them to work hard so that they can get even better. it is going to take some time. If developers will put the extra effort into not only their apps, but also public relations and beta testing, it will pay off in the long run.I've bought a few. I figure, it's helping the devs and worth the investment.
Who knows, one of these apps could outshine the others in the future.
While Admop doesn't come with power windows, leather seats or a Bose sound system, it will get you from point A to point B in solid fashion.
For those seeking a free content blocker without all the bells and whistles, and don't care about having the fastest blocker so long as the ads get blocked, I recommend Admop. In my opinion, it is just above Freedom.
*Note A little bit more leeway is shown with free content blockers versus paid ones. In my opinion, those who purchase apps should expect a higher standard (in many areas).
By the way I am now working in new features like whitelisting and more filters like EU Cookies. If you miss a feature you might think would be useful please tell me, I will gladly do it.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my review, and to receive it in the manner intended. I appreciate it.I am the developer of AdMop. Thanks for the nice review! The reason why I did not reply earlier is because I have been very busy optimizing the rules and solving every email I got with suggestions of websites with ads that AdMop users would like to block. I am so busy that I have not been able to follow up into the new ad blockers that have been released in the last few days.
The reason why AdMop has not such a fancy user interface as other content blockers is because I started implementing it quite late in the game (two weeks before iOS9 was launched), and I was only to achieve what I thought was the minimum functionality a content blocker should have: a basic set of rules: ads, analytics, social networks and language ad networks... And to be able to update the rules.
Talking about updating the rules: the main Ads rules used to be 30Kb, and it is now 70Kb. I am now able to block youtube ads, yahoo ads, and a million of other ones. So being able to update them was a good call.
By the way I am now working in new features like whitelisting, do-it-yourself rules and more filters like EU Cookies.
If you miss a feature you might think would be useful please tell me, I will gladly do it.
And finally, I am trying to answer all emails within 24 hours. Maybe it is not the fanciest ad blocker, but I can tell you that it is the one that is getting the fastest support out there . If you want me to block an Ad, just drop me an email through the app.
Once I have whitelisting done, being able to remove all the rules, or activate / deactivate rules on a per-rule basis should be fairly trivial. I will add it to my trello boardCan you implement just one slider (to turn on AdMop) under the Safari Content Blocker option and place the other options in the app itself? Thanks.
I am trying to block everything the users tell me. In a way the more emails I get, the better the ruleset gets. I am now on version 30 of the rules, which means that i have been doing 5 major rules updates per day.Thank you for taking the time to respond to my review, and to receive it in the manner intended. I appreciate it.
I am glad to read that you have been able to make some updates to the app, and look forward to doing a follow up review, one you get done with a major update. Please contact me when your app is ready for review (again).
I like the sound of your app being able to block Yahoo ads etc.
Out of all the content blockers I own, Purify dev is most difficult to even get a reply from.Awesome.
And that is why most devs wont answer emails. They are busy trying to improve the code/lists.
Well, you can click on the link and be taken to the app's details where you could see the app icon and other app information.
Can you copy the link and email it to yourself? If so, you can simply open the email on your phone and problem solved. Or copy the link, add it to Pocket or reading list for when you are on your phone.