K9 Web Protection Browser
By Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
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The #1 free parental controls and internet filter desktop software is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as a safe browser for your family.
Backed by Blue Coat Systems' leading web filtering and content control technology, your children will receive the same protection trusted by Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Note: You will want to disable Safari and make K9 Web Protection Browser your default browser. Follow the instructions at http://tinyurl.com/k9app
• Screen Rotation
• Pinch and Zoom
• URL History
• Multiple Pages
• Email Link
• Safe Search
Blocks Adult and Potentially Offensive Sites
• Open Image/Media Search
• Adult/Mature Content
• Intimate Apparel/Swimsuit
Filters Potentially Malicious Sites
• Proxy Avoidance
• Spyware/Malware Sources
• Spyware Effects
Stops Potentially Illegal Sites
• Illegal Drugs
Prevents Access to Parent-Child Discussion Topics
• Sex Education
• Alternative Sexuality/Lifestyles
For descriptions of the categories, visit http://sitereview.bluecoat.com
More information about K9 Web Protection for Windows, Mac or iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is available at http://www.k9webprotection.com
What's New in Version 1.1.196
Fix memory leaks
Add iOS 8 compatibility
As a long-time user, I say "STAY AWAY"!
I've been using the K9 browser for our family for years now. Initially it worked fine, but as the iOS updates have come along, the browser has become increasingly unstable. Frankly, I've just put up with it. As I'm in the middle of reading a web page, the browser will just crash, disappear, and then reload. Often it just becomes unresponsive, requiring a force shut down and restart. With the new Apple iOS 9, it's become even worse. Unbearable, really.
This app does not get updated. Ever. I cannot remember the last time it updated. I've tried to email "Blue Coat", the developer. No response. Tried again, same result. I think they took their "blue coat" and hung it up, for good. It's probably in that hall closet where old coats are left to get eaten by moths and eventually thrown out.
Do yourself a favor and avoid the constant exasperation. It's not worth it. This app is waaaaay too buggy to use. It pains me, as it used to be so good. But alas, all good this must come to an end. And it's time to shoot this thing and put it out of its misery.
Probably one of the best options
Once you get used to K9 (i.e. copying links from emails to open up in the K9 browser vs. the direct opening that would occur if Safari wasn't disabled) it is an excellent app. I rarely have any issues with freezing or very slow browsing. Any slight headaches are TOTALLY worth it to me for what it filters. From comparing other reviews, I think it is as good and likely better than several paid apps out there. I always liked the K9 desktop version so much better because it offers customizable filtering. However, I realized recently that the K9 software on my Mac (that supposedly works with any browser) doesn't work as well as this one on my phone to block offensive searches.
I'm still a happy customer and thankful that it's free.
Please update! Update for iOS 10.
This is a great app for iPhone but needs to be updated regularly. Please fix it to work like the desktop app to choose what categories to block and allow. Please at least let users add websites to a whitelist and blacklist in the app with it password protected. Also allowing it to save bookmarks to your email or account would help when reinstalling app on your phone. This app could be great again!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Sep 09, 2014
- Version: 1.1.196
- Size: 4.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Blue Coat Systems
- © 2014 Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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