iOS 9 Content Blockers Mini-Reviews

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by BasicGreatGuy, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    I looking for a addblocker that blocks ALL OF THE ADDS not specified adds. Like the most do. I wanna block also the sponsors ads.
     
  2. Hot12345, Sep 27, 2015
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  3. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    Does this blocks also the sponsored adds?
     
  4. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    Can you tell or recommend wich app blocker blocks that adds are sponsored?
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    In the review you quoted, it states, "there is no blocking of sponsored ads, social widget blocking or Whitelisting."
     
  6. scjr macrumors 68000

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    Try AdMop. It's pretty good, free and getting better. It blocks sponsored ads for me.

    Not sure you're going to find one that blocks all ads 100% of the time.

    AdMop by iPhonso GmbH

    https://appsto.re/us/vA9T9.i
     
  7. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    So wich app addblocker do you recommend at this moment to block all the sponsored adds?
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    I haven't found one that can block all sponsored ads on all websites. The best thing to do, is to find a developer that is responsive to feedback, and alert him or her about problem websites.

    I have found that some apps can block sponsored Yahoo ads on my iPhone 6, while not doing so on the iPad Air. I don't know why that is.
     
  9. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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    Guys - if you still doubting - ad block multi is amazing me. Superb support, its fast here and blocks what I wanted to block. Thats 0,99 well spent. Dunno if purify update will beat that
     
  10. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    @BasicGreatGuy : thanks for your reviews!

    I bought Purify on sale and also downloaded Adblock Fast.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    You are welcome. I am glad I was of some help.
     
  12. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    No reviews in the App Store for this one yet.
     
  13. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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    BasicGreatGuy - could you recheck the speed of ad block multi as I found it very fast.
     
  14. jack 011 macrumors member

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    Have you thought of reviewing the new premium adblocker from dolphin?
     
  15. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    If I can make contact with the developer (and secure a redemption code) for review purposes, i will be glad to.
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    At this point, I am not inclined to retest the speed. I will in a follow up review.

    As I have said in my reviews, your (general use) experience may differ from mine due to several variables.
     
  17. jack 011 macrumors member

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    Thanks
     
  18. BasicGreatGuy, Sep 29, 2015
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    [​IMG]


    * Taken from iTunes Preview page.

    Description


    BLKR will remove the ads and popovers in Safari while reducing loaded data and making your battery last longer. Enjoy faster web and clean content with autoupdating handpicked filters.

    * Bloque la publicité sur le web.
    * Blockiert werbung auf Safari
    * ¡Navegue por la web sin publicidad molesta!
    * Blocca le pubblicità su tutto il web.
    * Zablokuj reklamy w internecie
    * Blokování reklam
    * Blokovanie reklám

    ...More
    Blkr Support
    Screenshots
    iPhone iPad
    [​IMG]


    Blkr is a (free) minimalist content blocker. There is no iWhitelisting, ability albeit you do have the ability to report a website (for ads) via the "REMOVE MORE ANNOYING ADS" menu at the bottom of the app page. The "remove more annoying ads" menu is solely for reporting a website url.

    Blkr app design - B

    The app colors are easy on the eyes and the single app page makes it easy to use the minimalist app. The app filters are not automatically updated. As you can see in the picture, that is manually done by engaging the black update filters button. At the time of testing, the app filters were updated by the developer two days ago.

    Blkr blocking power - B

    The rating is reflective of another content blocker having the same kind of blocking results as several other content blockers previously reviewed.

    It would be nice if the developers made a point to check the ability of the json list. Attention to detail is one of the things that makes a developer and his or her app stand out from the rest, in my opinion.

    * Sponsored ads on Yahoo (on the iPhone 6) were not blocked.
    * Social widgets were not blocked.

    * Your experience may differ from mine, in regards to ad-blocking ability.

    Ad block'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, ESPN, Welt.de,*** Ciudad.com.ar, ABC.com.py, Times of Israel,*** 9to5toys, Straits Times, Str.sg, info.singtel.com, Times of India, Indian Express, Cnet, and Courier.co.uk.**

    Unless otherwise noted by the * symbol, all sites loaded correctly without any pop ups or blank advertising boxes.

    * Site did not load

    ** 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 messages or redirects

    Blker speed - B

    I found the speed to be average and in line with many other previously reviewed apps.

    Ad Blocker price and developer contact - A

    A rating of A was given solely on the basis that the app was free at the time of review. I did not contact the developer prior to review.

    Blkr overall rating - B

    In my opinion, Blkr does a decent job of blocking ads (as a whole). I think it could do a better job. The same could be said for many other apps already reviewed. I would like to see Whitelisting ability available, as well as the ability for the block list to be automatically updated.

    Overall, Blkr may suit the needs of some users looking for a free content blocker that works (as a whole). It might even come in handy being used in conjunction with another app.

    In my opinion, some of the content blockers previously reviewed performed a little bit better.
     
  19. miknos, Sep 30, 2015
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    Adblock Plus from Eyeo is available to download now.
    Adblock Plus (ABP) by Eyeo
    https://appsto.re/us/8A1u9.i

    BBG, would you mind doing a review? This is the most known and widespread ad blocker. I guess it will soon be the most downloaded and used in iOS.

    I didn't tried but I guess it will block all ads but will consume more cpu due to its massive list. App weighs 30mb. Is that a sign of bloated code?
     
  20. scjr macrumors 68000

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    It seems to do a good job with ads, but it seems slower downloading pages compared to other blockers.
     
  21. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Just my opinion, but this company is not worth our time. They created a mess, and we shouldn't get our hands dirty.
     
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    From ABP staff:
     
  23. hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    So, adblockers that have 65000++ filters (safari blocker, 1blocker, etc) are just cheating us? lol...
     
  24. ardchoille50, Sep 30, 2015
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    From my count, Safari Blocker only has 42,967 default filters. So we have the ability to add an additional 7,033 custom filters. 1Blocker only has 6,962 default filters, if all preinstalled filters are enabled. If the total for all blockers is limited to 50,000 filters, then we can only add an additional 71 when using those two blockers.

    Having too many filters is going to make Safari simply stop parsing them at some point and the remaining filters are just wasting space.
     
  25. Rigby macrumors 601

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    The limit is 50,000 per extension.
    Yes. Also, there is a point of diminishing returns. Huge bloated lists are not required and can slow down the device.
     

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