By Salavat Khanov
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The most powerful and the fastest content blocker, used by over a million people. Lifehacker titled it as The Best Ad Blocker. 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 made MacStories’ list of Must-Have Apps 2015 Edition. It has been also 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.
• “Must have app for all iOS users.”
• “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.
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 in the Mac 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.
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.
The free version of 1Blocker allows one group of blocker rules (e.g. "Block Ads" or "Block Trackers") to be used at the same time. So if you just want to use adblock, you can do that without upgrading to Premium. To be able to activate multiple groups of blockers simultaneously, in-app purchase is required.
WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU
Send your feedback at @1BlockerApp on Twitter or email email@example.com.
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.
What's New in Version 1.4.1
Hello again, friends! This update is focused on making sure 1Blocker looks great on the new iPhone X.
By popular request, 1Blocker now blocks cryptocurrency mining scripts which significantly reduce battery life by executing code in background on your device. Recent reports found out that thousands of websites contain these mining scripts and we recommend enabling Block Trackers category in 1Blocker to ensure your device is not affected.
As usual, this version also contains an updated blocker list with fixes and improvements for issues on some websites you've reported. Make sure to manually launch the app after updating to the latest version to have new rules applied in Safari.
If something’s not working right, you have an idea you’d like to share, or you just want to say hello, contact us anytime on Twitter at @1BlockerApp.
If you enjoy using 1Blocker, please leave a nice review here on the App Store. We read everything and it means a world to us. Thank you!
😑Premium Doesn’t Block 3rd Pty Cookies
I used the free version of the app and was pleased with the ad blocking for the most part but I was irritated by constantly having to delete 3rd party cookies in website data. I saw that the premium version allowed blocking of 3rd party cookies so I purchased it. As a side note, it wouldn’t have cost me anything if iOS still allowed us to block 3rd party cookies specifically (like we could before) rather than ALL cookies which, of course, affects logging into accounts 🤬😡❌.
Anyway, after enabling the option in 1Blocker, I noticed I was still getting the exact same 3rd party cookies showing up in website data as before. I checked the app and their website for any info related to my issue and found nothing. They only offer two methods of contacting them that I found: email and Twitter. I used both and got no reply. Almost every option in Apple’s “report a problem” menu just redirected me to the app developer. I finally chose an option that would prompt an Apple representative to contact me and only then was I able to explain that the app developers were unresponsive and I couldn’t get the app to function as described. I was issued a refund and am happy to go back to the free version while continuing to search for an app that will block 3rd party cookies.
Great as always!
1Blocker is the only content blocker you need! It is very frequently updated with new blockers. If anything you want blocked isn’t, you can add it yourself, all native content blocking functionality is accessible in an easy way!
The one thing I wonder is why the new blocker for cryptomining is listed under trackers. I suppose that’s good for free users, who can block trackers and miners at the same time, but unintuitive for paid users if you’re trying to check which cryptomining sites are blocked.
1blocker is not successful for removal of “Congratulations!” Pop up
After seeing 1blocker recommendations on various places while searching for a solution to the “Congratulations! ...” pop up that is apparently widespread among iOS users I purchased the Premium software at a reasonable price. When it failed to provide a solution, I submitted a question to the Apple Community Forum. After trying 3 different solutions that were offered, the malware is still present. I then tried to contact Dev who is one of the developers of 1blocker via email and waiting several days I have not received a response. I would not purchase this software even at a minimal price and expect it to be a solution to this problem.
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- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Nov 15, 2017
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 40.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Salavat Khanov
- © Salavat Khanov
Compatibility: 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, 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, and iPod touch (6th generation).
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- 1Blocker Premium$4.99