Which Safari content blocker(s) are you using?

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  1. Rafagon

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    I have Purify ($1.99) installed right now, and it seems to be doing the job just fine.

    If it disappoints me in the future, I will try out Adblock Browser (free).

    I know it is also possible to have multiple content blockers enabled simultaneously.
     
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  2. Rafagon

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    The New York Times wants to inform us about the cost of mobile ads on 50 news websites.

    While their figures seem rather large to me, even if the true figures were only half, it's reason enough for me to use a content blocker on Safari. Even if you do your surfing on Wi-Fi all the time, it just makes sense to disable useless content.
     
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  3. acosmichippo

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    I'm using 1blocker. does the job for me.
     
  4. Ledsteplin

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    I'm using AdMop for now. It's free and seems to work well.
    AdMop by iPhonso GmbH
    https://appsto.re/us/vA9T9.i

    I also use Friendly+ for Facebook/Instagram. It includes ad blocking. It's a nice client for Facebook. You can add multiple accounts with color themes.
    Friendly Plus with AdBlock : login with multiple facebook, instagram or messenger accounts by Friendly App Studio
    https://appsto.re/us/4AqXw.i
     
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  5. Europa

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    Thanks. I just realized I still hadn't installed an ad blocker. I looked up 1blocker and it had good reviews, so I installed it. Tested it out and it's working great.
     
  6. dmoskaluk

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    Interesting - I just downloaded 1block to my phone and will give it a whirl - Safari does seem quicker without the frippery. ( Admop shows $2.29 by comparison )
    BUT - I get this message when trying to set up 1block on my iPad ( original mini )

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  7. Rafagon

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    Developer Marco Arment created a content-blocking app, Peace, that rose to the number-one spot in the App Store's paid apps. It remained there about 36 hours.

    He then went on to "not feel good" over his content-blocking app's negative effect on some people "who didn't deserve the hit," and pulled the app from the App Store. Apple refunded all purchases, and he went on to lose a buttload of money.

    What an idiot. :D

    UPDATE: eiC does not let me post the correct link to the article. It keeps on auto-correcting spelling in the URL. It adds an apostrophe, which breaks the link. Here is the URL: http://www.marco.org/2015/09/18/just-doesn't-feel-good You'll have to manually remove the apostrophe from the word "doesn't".
     
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    I get the same ’Cannot Download' warning box on iPad for Admop, 1block, Lionz .... It's an original mini , iOS 9.0.1 ...

    Ideas (??)
     
  10. Rafagon

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    Admop, 1Blocker, and Lionz are not compatible with the original iPad mini. It says so on their respective iTunes Preview pages:

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    Something in the first-generation iPad mini prevented the developers from making their apps available on it… perhaps the 32-bit CPU (iPad mini 2 and above have a 64-bit CPU).
     
  11. dmoskaluk

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    Thanks Kindly - makes sense - like me, I guess it's getting old , but ....
     
  12. Ledsteplin

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    It doesn't work on the iPhone 5 either. Look in the app description.
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  13. dmoskaluk

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    Ok - I found one ...Adblock Mobile ( Jennifer Hernandez ) which seems to work ok so far ....
     
  14. Ledsteplin

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    I don't think any of the new ones are compatible with your iPad. Phones, yes. This one uses VPN. A proxy. I wouldn't use it.
     
  15. dmoskaluk

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    I did a bit of reading about the Adblock I'm trying and its use of 'vpn' .... Seems above board but not really giving me a 'warm fuzzy feeling' BUT Safari is a lot quicker not loading the plethora of ads .... If anything starts going strange on my I have bookmarked how to disable it ...
     
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    The one I'm using sets up a VPN, which worried me initially, but it hasn't slowed down the internet at all for me. I might try 1blocker as it has excellent reviews.
     
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    The 1block seems very slick on my phone . Using the Adblock Mobile on my iPad is a bit of a work around due to the compatibility issue ....
     
  18. ZR_Yancy

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    I use Peace which has been removed from the AppStore. I'm suspecting he must've been paid nicely by somebody to remove it.
     
  19. Rafagon

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    To you, and anyone else who uses Peace:

    Be sure to collect the refund of your purchase price.

    Supposedly, it happens automatically, but it won't hurt to check up on it.
     
  20. ZR_Yancy

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    Yup. Already got it back.
     

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