1Blocker - Better Than Just an Adblock

Developer: Salavat Khanov

Current Version: 1.4

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 7.8 MB - Download

Description:

The most powerful and the fastest content blocker, used by over a million people on iOS and Mac. 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 has been 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.
• “Switched from Ghostery to 1Blocker for macOS Safari, which uses the fast new content-blocking API, and it seems noticeably faster.” - Marco Arment.
• “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.

FEATURES

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 for iOS in the 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.

EFFICIENT BLOCKING

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.

WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU

Send your feedback at @1BlockerApp on Twitter or email [email protected]

Our mission is to give you all the tools to make Safari browsing fast, safe and productive for you.

Happy Safari browsing, friend! You are going to like surfing the web again.

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Release Notes:

Happy Safari browsing, friend! You are going to like surfing the web again.

WHAT’S NEW

We added a new rule type called “Make HTTPS” which will secure your requests. Here’s how it works: it changes a URL from HTTP to HTTPS before making a request to website server. URLs with a specified port (other than the default port 80) and links using other protocols are not affected.

We hope this new feature is yet another step towards the better Web.

WHAT’S FIXED

• Major updates to our rules, including the following:
- Fixed GitHub comments (sorry!)
- Fixed YouTube history not being saved
- Fixed 9to5mac ads (once again)
- Fixed broken DHL package tracking page
- Fixed VOX and Verge cookie warning
• Fixed Whitelist rule removal
• Renamed our Safari extension 1Blocker Menu to 1Blocker Button, makes more sense now (thanks Merv!)
• Numerous other bug fixes and general performance improvements.

THANK YOU

A big thank you for using 1Blocker and sending feedback!

If you are enjoying 1Blocker and generous with your time, please consider leaving a nice review on the App Store. It helps us tremendously!

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.4
Review by WDW1Fanatic

Great App that I always come back to - I’ve been lured to a number of other blockers over time for various reasons, but keep coming back to 1Blocker for use on my Mac, iPhone and iPad. If you are primiarly a Safari user, this is the one to consider. By default it syncs your rules and any whitelist items you create across your devices using iCloud — no more manually entering your bank and other well-used sites as overrides on each of your devices, as most other blockers require. The app does not share data with anyone else, so if privacy is your concern, this is a good one unlike some of the others that may provide more features, but at the cost of your sharing the URLs you visit. …and best, the developer keeps updates coming across both macOS and iOS. This is a great app that keeps working for me.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
1/5
Version 1.3.1
Review by suspen_sion

Does not block ads - 1Blocker is all flash, no substance. YouTube ads are not blocked. Many websites I visit show banners. The “Anti-Adblock” filter does not work. Developers do not respond to me via email and twitter. I am requesting a refund from Apple.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.4
Review by WDW1Fanatic

Great App that I always come back to - I’ve been lured to a number of other blockers over time for various reasons, but keep coming back to 1Blocker for use on my Mac, iPhone and iPad. If you are primiarly a Safari user, this is the one to consider. By default it syncs your rules and any whitelist items you create across your devices using iCloud — no more manually entering your bank and other well-used sites as overrides on each of your devices, as most other blockers require. The app does not share data with anyone else, so if privacy is your concern, this is a good one unlike some of the others that may provide more features, but at the cost of your sharing the URLs you visit. …and best, the developer keeps updates coming across both macOS and iOS. This is a great app that keeps working for me.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
2/5
Version 1.4
Review by Vulgar demos

Not very aggressive - 1Blocker is definitely the most conservative of the ad blockers I’ve tried. It’s pretty common to see a bunch of ads on your average news page. There are some websites that it simply doesn’t block anything. I don’t know if they just don’t update their blacklist very often or if it’s something else. So it’s great that they offer the custom “hide element” feature. The problem is that that feature is tedious and sometimes hiding the element means you end up clicking on an ad. Also, hiding the elment doesn’t always work and you get some kind of error. I keep re-trying 1Blocker because I hear people praise it. But every time I try it I end up being disappointed and return to one of their competitors.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
4/5
Version 1.4
Review by yodeling aodl

Love being able to keep all my devices content block settings in sync - For a while, I’ve been using different content blockers across multiple devices. 1Blocker became my iOS blocker of choice, but my work and home macs used Ghostery on one and AdBlock on the other. I always meant to get Ghostery in sync between the two but never put in the effort to do this. Then one day I noticed the Safari Extensions area in the App Store and saw 1Blocker here and pretty darn quickly, I had all devices in sync, and it’s much faster as a native Content Blocker than the others are as extension scripts. There are some elements of Ghostery that I miss, but it’s much more convenient to have easy and automatic syncing of preferences and white lists between all of my devices.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
5/5
Version 1.4
Review by sglewis

Can’t recommend enough! - Easy to configure, affordable when you think about what it truly does, seems to be very well supported and updated by the author, and as far as I can tell, provides little in the way of issues with web sites and doesn’t appear to cause any browsing slowdowns.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
4/5
Version 1.4
Review by GaryFromOR

Great replacement for adblockers; don’t get rid of Ghostery just yet. - I used a combination of Ghostery and AdBlocker Plus prior to installing 1Blocker. Using this and turning Ghostery off, pages are rid of most ads and especially the most obnoxious ads. However, the content exclusion controls for Ghostery are much easier to tune than those 1Blocker. And even with 1Blocker running, Ghostery often finds and snuffs additional trackers. So for now, I am going to use both and hopefully get rid of Ghostery eventually. Even messy pages seem to load much faster using 1Blocker. I guess it’s becuase the app uses new Safari API’s designed for just this sort of thing. I don’t mind ads per se. I just don’t like ads that require excessive resources, slow page loads to a crawl, have stupid moving elements designed to annoy me, and/or which track, track track me. Note after several days of use: The iBlocker Button portion of the app seems unstable. Whenever I make a change via the button, I get the spinner and sometimes the button crashes. If I ignore the spinner and refresh the change, the change has been accomplished (e.g., Pause Blocking, Whitelist Page, etc.) and the button sometimes crashes, sometimes doesn’t. Note after more use: I am really noticing that pages load faster than with my old combo of Ghostery and Adblocker Plus. Also, I am no longer getting those “Whitelist us or else” popups from many sites. I find that I am pretty much whitelisting sites that I had already whitelisted in Ghostery. In fact, I copied all the site URLs and have gone ahead and whitelisted them.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
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