Weblock - AdBlock for apps and websites
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• Number #1 ad blocking solution for iOS
• Over 750 000 downloads worldwide, blocking ads on iOS since 2012
• Works with all apps, not just Safari
• No in-app purchases, no subscription. Simple one time payment
• Top Utility ranked more than 100 App Stores around the world
• Over 1000 carefully crafted filters just to block ads
• Easy setup in under 1 minute with detailed tutorial
Weblock allows you to block online content. It can block ads (banners and popups in other apps and websites), stats and user tracking, scripts or images. It also allows you to block specific websites, like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, social widgets from websites or get rid of annoying Tapatalk popups. You can even define your own content filters. Using Weblock you can block basically any network resource!
Weblock has a constantly growing and updated list of predefined filters for you to choose from. It also enables you to create your own filters. Unlike other content filtering products, Weblock DOES NOT act as a proxy server or subscription based VPN for all your traffic, so your connection stays direct, fast and private! Content filtering takes place right on your device.
Weblock will work on any Wi-Fi enabled iOS device, including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Due to system limitations, Weblock can work only while you are connected to Wi-Fi network. Cellular connections (GPRS/EDGE/3G/LTE) are currently not supported.
Here are some situations in which Weblock might come in handy:
• Block annoying ads (text ads, video ads, banner ads and popups) in almost every app you use! Weblock is much more than just another web browser app and content blocking plugin. It affects all apps on your iOS.
• Disable majority of ads on websites you visit on your iOS device! Weblock supports all major web browsers: Safari, Chrome, Mercury and others (browsers redirecting web traffic through third party servers like Puffin Browser or Opera Mini may not be supported).
• Easily remove all native Facebook widgets and plugins (Like buttons, comments, etc.) on sites you visit - simply disable Facebook plugins in Weblock! Do the same for Twitter, Google+ and other social media.
• Block annoying Tapatalk popups, nagging you to download forum browsing app on every visit.
• Take control of someone else's device - you can preconfigure any iOS device to control it with your Weblock app. Block or redirect any content, any time, directly from your own device.
• Your predefined filters and custom rules can be synced between all your iOS devices using iCloud.
• If you wish to block something else, you can create your own rules and filters. You can block any URL (with regular expressions), domain or IP address. Don't know how? Let us know - we're here for you.
• You can also use Weblock's redirect feature to emulate '/etc/hosts' entries for HTTP and HTTPS traffic. This might be useful for web and app developers to pin domains to different IP addresses.
Find out more at https://www.weblockapp.com
••• IMPORTANT! •••
If Weblock failed to block some ads or other content, please let us know with the "Report ad" form inside the app. We've received some negative reviews from users having trouble with proper Weblock setup on their device. Please contact our support before writing negative reviews! We are here for you! :)
What's New in Version 4.4.1
- iOS 10.1 compatibility (now you can update rules by restarting apps instead of reconnecting with Wi-Fi)
- improved status view UI
- many fixes and improvements
Check out our other ad blockers: AdBlock (VPN based) and ADmosphere (Safari content blocker)!
It is such a pain to mire through advertising to find what you're looking for on the net, but with this app you're not going to suffer any ads. Not to mention you avoid malicious programming, it speeds up your browsing, and it doesn't occupy any memory. Rather than run an app that filters content (yes, it blocks porn too) on your device it is run through a wifi connection and the remote host does all the work saving your device's memory, so you can do the things you want to do.
For instance, at work I connect to the wifi and I can listen to pandora without any ads ; that's right, no commercial interruptions! $1.99 best $2.13 I ever spent on an app. It's just great! easy to setup and use. What are you waiting for?! If you hate ads like I do then this app is for you. There won't be a more glowing review.
I would rate this as a 5 star app, easily. But and it's already halfway through 2017. This needs updated. Please. It's a simple task. Include EasyList + EasyPrivacy + Ad Blocker Warning Removal List + Malware Domains + SPAM404 as list options. Give users the ability to choose to include any, or all of them. Have the ability to compile, and let users make their own lists. Maybe a sub reddit on Reddit? Users could work together to get a comprehensive list. Update it nightly or at least weekly. That was duplicate entries can be removed, and outdated entries that no longer apply, can also be removed. It isn't that hard to do. Likewise, there is zero reason why web site designers cannot make money including non intrusive ads. It would also greatly increase efficiency. It would speed up the Internet worldwide, and would remove a massive amount of SPAM and Malware.
Does not work with Pandora--too good to be true
I bought this app very excited that someone was able to eliminate pandora in-app ads. It was apparently too good to be true. I have just as many ads as before. The image of the ad however no longer shows up so I guess they managed something.
Upon contacting customer service via email (including screen shots) I was told to delete and redownload the app. So I did. Nothing changed. The customer service agent then asked if I had selected the pandora filter. Obviously I had tried several things myself before contacting them. Upon asking for a refund, I was then told that the app catches "most ads" and they are doing the best they can. I have just as many ads before and bought it solely for pandora. Customer service was unhelpful and app doesn't work so I really do not recommend this app.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Feb 27, 2017
- Version: 4.4.1
- Size: 37.9 MB
- Languages: English, German, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Future Mind, Sp. z o.o.
- © 2012-2017 eLOT Sp. z o. o.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.