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Better is a privacy tool for Safari that protects you from trackers and privacy-eroding ads on the web.
Make your web experience safer, lighter, and faster in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
How is Better different?
• Blocks tracking scripts, tracking pixels, and behavioural advertising.
• Unique, open tracker database with informative, encyclopaedia-like entries based on our own web crawls. We identify and block the most prevalent trackers based on the principles of the Ethical Design Manifesto. This makes Better’s block list lightweight and effective.
• Developed and curated by Ind.ie—that’s Laura & Aral—a tiny two-person-and-one-husky not-for-profit striving for social justice in the digital age.
• Open, transparent, and free as in freedom… anyone can help make Better even better.
• Improves the readability of popular web sites.
• Spotlights the worst offenders… Did you know that the worst site we found on the web had 172 trackers? Better blocked them all and made that site 4× lighter and 15.8× faster!
• Blocks blocker blockers (try saying that quickly!) We do our best to protect you from sites that try to put you at risk by forcing you to turn off your privacy tools.
• Exceptions enable you to turn Better off for sites that don’t play well with Better. Easily contact us about those sites so we can fix them for everyone.
5-star App Store reviews from around the world:
• “Best blocker I've tried yet: Clear and straight forward business model plus actually works. Feel safe blocking trackers and knowing the developers won't sell you out. Can't beat that.” (USA)
• “This app does everything it promises to do and sets a new gold standard in content blockers.” (Belgium)
• “This piece of software is just THE most essential thing to stay sane on today’s world wide web.” (Germany)
• “Thanks for such an incredibly simple app to make the web just that bit better!” (UK)
• “I love better, I use it on my phone and I’m very happy to see it on the Mac!” (Germany)
• “Does exactly what it advertises, constantly updated, and I really support the mission of this company.” (USA)
• “Fantastic blocker with a rational, ethical approach to privacy and monetization in this digital age.” (USA)
• “Honest privacy: Thanks for defending the public against surveillance capitalism!” (USA)
• “Buying this not only benefits you, it actively supports the ethos of internet privacy.” (USA)
• “Fantastic: The best adblocker I have tried.” (USA)
• “Best Adblocker out there: Unobtrusive. Works fast & reliable” (Germany)
• “It just works!” (Germany)
• “A fantastic approach to ad blocking & preservation of user privacy” (Australia)
• “Thanks to these two brave people who made this app. It gives me at least some peace of mind about the nasty surveillance practises of the big tech companies.” (Netherlands)
• “Better web: Fixes so many sites without you even noticing it.” (Finland)
• “Best ad & tracking blocker-type app I've used on the appstore!” (Norway)
• “Keeps your information private, pages are not so huge anymore and load much quicker. I love this blocker just works.” (Slovakia)
• “Great app: Does exactly as described, works it’s magic in the background whilst I’m browsing the web.” (Sweden)
• “Speed and privacy: Easy to install and does exactly what it’s supposed to: frees your browsing of megabytes of privacy-invading tracking. Even if you don’t mind unknown third parties building up and selling profiles of your browsing behaviour (and everything that can be inferred form it), the speed increases of both download and rendering by removing those trackers really surprised me. It’s simply made browsing the web far quicker and is worth the money for that alone.” (UK)
• “It's good to see such nice people stand up to tracking and malvertising. This app does everything it promises to do and sets a new gold standard in content blockers. Spend a few bucks to take back the web from disrespectful business models. You won't regret it.” (Belgium)
What's New in Version 2017.4
Bug fix: the new status details panel no longer reports the app as being pre-release when it isn’t.
Here’s a novel idea…. in the description, mention that there’s some sort of background process that does something. in the same paragraph, explain, in detail, what the background process does. To my knowledge, content blocking happens all within Safari proper. Because there is no description and because I have no idea who you are, I’ve petitioned for a refund. Interestingly, only the MacOS app needs a background process, so even more reason for me to be suspicious.