The iOS 9 Content Blocker thread

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by thatJohann, Sep 16, 2015.

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  1. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

    tosbsas

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    #627
    I have bad news, and good news!

    The Bad News:

    AdBomb 1.0 is still awaiting for review... Since September 11th!

    Looks like a couple of hours of delay got AdBomb in the end of the list, and AppStore has flooded with "Minor changes to support iOS 9.0" Apps... as usual... I think they really should hire more people!

    The good news:

    I got approval for AdBomb 2.0 Beta!

    Please note, version 2.0 is still a beta, and some things are not working, it's not a release candidate, so just toy around with it a bit.

    If you want to joint the BETA bandwagon, please send an email, with your data:

    FirstName, SecondName, em@il

    In a line, with this format, with the commas. Please send to this e-mail: 87nelson@gmail.com

    Notice you need Apple's TestFlight App installed in your device, just search for "TestFlight" on the AppStore.

    Thank you.

    Rui carneiro
     
  2. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

    tosbsas

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  3. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    #629
    Strange.
    It's working just fine for me.
     
  4. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    #630
    If you using the original iPad mini 1 crystal won't work. I believe it has something to do about the iPad mini being 32 bit. If you go to any blocker apps they don't list the iPad mini, they list the iPad mini 2 and beyond.
     
  5. vajrakagyu macrumors member

    vajrakagyu

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    #631
    I bought Ad Block Multi https://appsto.re/gr/ven29.i
    In conjunction with Purify (best to date), Peace (to open Twitter feed links in Safari Web View) now with its toggles I can also block malicious domains, EU cookie law notices (I live in Greece), anti-dblock killers thanks to this app (I keep ad blocking and tracking toggles off so that Purify can handle that task).
     
  6. JackieInCo Suspended

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    #632
    First site I tried this on, it allowed a few ads to get through.

    I prefer the free Adblock Plus browser. It blocks all ads and especially the ones Ad Block Multi let through.
     
  7. scjr macrumors 68020

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    #633
    I've purchased Peace (refund after the Marco debacle), Crystal, Blockr and Purify. I've also installed some of the free content blocking apps mentioned in the thread.

    Purify, thus far, is the best of the lot. It just handles web pages better, loads faster and picks off those sponsored ads. To me, it's just more polished.

    It's more expensive than the rest, but worth it in my opinion. Whatever this developer is doing with his app, it's done better than the rest.

    Though I'm glad I purchased Crystal and Blockr, because I think they'll improve over time.
     
  8. Zirel Suspended

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    #634

    Thanks!

    :)
     
  9. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

    tosbsas

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    #635
    I like this bomb a lot but would like a more about each toggle. Their are so many :)-)
     
  10. Zirel Suspended

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    #636
    :D

    Thanks!

    Sorry, I'm not understanding the "would like a more about each toggle"...
     
  11. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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    #637
    Kind of a manual when to use which and what it should do - te be able to use all options

    I am running it so far on ipad air and iPhone 6
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    #638
    The Adbomb link in your signature doesn't work. Too many redirects trying to open the link per Safari as well as Google.
     
  13. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

    tosbsas

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    #639
    Uyyy hang on. Did you register? I opened it 10 min ago and it worked perfect.
     
  14. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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  15. Zirel Suspended

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    #641
    Thank you!

    Should be fixed by now!
     
  16. sneeks macrumors 6502a

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    #642
    I requested a refund for Peace using the report a problem link. The refund was automatically applied as it was within 14 days of purchase.
     
  17. miknos Suspended

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    #643
    I got Crystal for free so I can't compare to others. Adblock Plus is going to release an app soon (it's in review process by Apple) and it's going to be free. They have a list even better than Ghostery so I guess it's going to be the best around.
     
  18. scjr macrumors 68020

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    AdMop seems to be working well. Maybe BasicGreatGuy can review that one as well. :)
     
  19. dabigkahuna Suspended

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    #645
    The maker of "Peace" (who has decided to remove from the store) used Ghostery's list. He made a point which at least seems to make sense. That is, in the effort to search for every possibility - which can be 7000 or more things - you can slow things down more than you speed things up. He liked Ghostery's list because it hit the main problems without overdoing it. I think their list is around 2000.
     
  20. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

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    #646
    Is there any ad blocker that blocks those sponsored "suggested posts" on Facebook as well? Pretty much the only thing I'm seeing on Facebook mobile now with Crystal.
     
  21. lookatchu macrumors regular

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    #647
    I had posted this on another thread. My impressions, FWIW:

    I downloaded Purify ($3.99), 1Blocker (free and the $2.99 pro version) and Blockr ($.99). Of the three, I much prefer Purify. Pages loaded the fastest with Purify over the others. Purify also has a whitelist feature. The second best is 1Blocker, but, on average, pages load somewhat slower than Purify. Also, some pages were broken and you cannot whitelist them under 1Blocker. Coming in third is Blockr, which loads the pages the slowest of the three and let a couple of ads slip by.

    All do the job and I'd take any one of them over having no content blocker. The ads were becoming so ridiculous that it took away some enjoyment from using Safari on my iPhone6 and iPad Air. It comes down to a matter of preference and Purify is my favorite. Now web browsing is fast and there are no more annoying ads! Just make sure to whitelist such sites as YouTube if, for example, you want to watch YouTube videos on Safari. It's simple and straightforward to do.
     
  22. dammerl, Sep 19, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2015

    dammerl macrumors regular

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    #648
    [Edit 2015-09-20: You’ll find a revised version of this post on my blog.]

    I made a quick test to roughly compare the ad-blocking capabilities of the content blockers I have downloaded until now…


    add_blocking.png

    The winners so far are:
    • Blockr
    • Purify
    • Silentium

    Some notes on these three:
    • Purify and Silentium had some rendering problems on elements on the first test site; Blockr was fine. (But this may be different on other sites …)
    • Blockr and Silentium allow it to activate ad blocking and privacy (tracker blocking) independently from each other. Purify is all or nothing.
    • Blockr and Silentium have very detailed and useful settings extensions, while with Purify you have just a whitelisting switch. See screenshots:

    extensions-350px-r.png


    And finally each of the three has a different set of additional blockers:


    additional_blockers.png


    At the end it’s a hard decision and it depends on which features are most important for you. For the moment I go with Blockr, because I like to have cookie and image blocking on certain sites, and all in all it’s a very well-rounded content blocker.

    But I could also imagine to go for example with Purify (or Silentium) and Blockr, enabling just the complementary features. (But somehow I prefer the idea of having only one content blocker…)

    In every-day use bugs will appear, inconveniences and conveniences will become clearer, the apps will be developed further and the whole picture most certainly will change.

    [Edit 2015-09-20: You’ll find a revised version of this post on my blog.]
     
  23. ardchoille50, Sep 19, 2015
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  24. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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    #650
    Guys you really might try adbomb. I am more than impressed. They accept betatesters. Mail to
    FirstName, SecondName, em@il

    In a line, with this format, with the commas. Please send to this e-mail: 87nelson@gmail.com
     
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