Welcome to Handblock, the most powerful content blocker for Safari!
Handblock is an advanced content blocker for iPhone & iPad providing the best browsing experience when browsing with Safari!
It includes options on whitelisting your favourite sites and blacklisting the annoying ones with Parental Control.
Handblock is blocking ads, content, tracking url's and cookies from Safari and increases up to 5X browsing speed and 22% of battery life on your device.
Handblock installs directly on Safari and needs no additional setup!
Enjoy ad-free browsing using Handblock!
- UX improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Does a worthy job of blocking ads since the newest update. It is a great app to have.
Dear avid reader1, thank you for your positive review. Happy ad-blocking!
Did not block sites on BGR
One of the most obnoxious tech sites out there when it comes to embedded and instructive advertising is Boy Genius Report (BGR). It constantly sends visitors to download apps on the App Store, has full-screen ads and overlays, and is riddled with sponsors and ads throughout their articles.
I tried this app with good hopes, but a number of their ads slipped through, while others such as Blockr successfully blocked every one of the elements.
As an buyer of this app, I'll download again in the future if I see an update fixes the holes in their filter, but for now and for the sake of my sanity, it's uninstalled.
Compares well to others
I compared this content blocker, Handblocker, with two others: Content Blocker+ and Ad Block Multi. I opened a clickbait article on Facebook (Oola, Diply, etc) like "25 people share the moment they realized they wanted to run away and hide because they went into public with no pants on" where each story is on its own page plastered with 30 ads, and tested each of the blockers, one at a time.
- Ad Blocker Multi blocked NOTHING - same as no blocker at all
- Content Blocker+ and Handblock: both pretty good. Blocked all the ads scattered within the story content I came to see.
Block lists and advertisers change over time. I tested these blockers on March 4, 2017.
- Konstantinos Papadakis
- 27 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Papadakis Konstantinos. All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.