AdBlock for iOS - Must Have App for iOS 7 - for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

AdBlock for iOS - Must Have App for iOS 7 - for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    17,934
  • Date Added:
    December 23, 2013
  • File Size:
    6.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    71
  • Operating Systems:
    iOS

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Editors' Review

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Apple's built-in browser, Safari, is not very friendly to outside plug-ins or services. For them to work, often a proxy or invasive app is needed that can access your data. It's not an ideal solution. So, AdBlock for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch, produced as a hobby by developer Benjamin Loewe, is a fantastic solution. Designed and implemented as a standalone Web browser, AdBlock promises to stop pop-ups, layer ads, blinking banner ads, and subscription traps from appearing on screen -- an increasingly common problem in the age of smartphone Web browsing. The browser starts up immediately, much like Safari, and because the AdBlock is built in, it works without any additional setup.

During testing, we did not see, experience, or need to remove any ads on screen including on sites that regularly delivered such ads in Safari. So, the ad block component works as advertised. However, because AdBlock is a browser that replaces the use of Safari, it must be rated in those terms as well. To start, Loewe uses as many built-in iOS 6.0 tools as he can, including the share menu and a modified bookmarking button. The Lite version of the app is as bare-bones as any browser, offering no options and no way to open more than one Web page at a time, but for a small fee of $0.99 you can upgrade to the Pro version and access basic options like start-up pages, icon changes, and privacy settings. You can also open as many as eight tabs at a time.

While AdBlock is a very simple browser with far fewer options than either Safari or Chrome, it is fast and it does exactly as it advertises in blocking ads. While a built-in search bar and additional functions like history tracking would be good upgrades to see in the future, the core of what AdBlock does is done very well, making it a must download for anyone tired of stumbling across ad after ad when surfing on their iDevice.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Lite version does what it says"

    June 04, 2014   |   By Bazinbanyo

    Version: AdBlock for iOS - Must Have App for iOS 7 - for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch 1.7

    Pros

    Lives up to claims. Nil adds encountered when comparing to same page viewed via Safari which displayed multiple pop ups / adds.

    Cons

    None that have bothered me thus far.

    Summary

    Can't complain re: lite version, as it is free. Unknown whether paid upgrade is value for money. Probably will try it later.

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  • 5 stars

    "So far so good"

    May 05, 2013   |   By meiko452

    Version: AdBlock for iOS - Must Have App for iOS 6 - for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch 1.6

    Pros

    No ads that I've seen so far.
    Some pages actually load a bit faster and I think its because the ads are not there to bog it down.

    Cons

    It is a separate browser from Safari which means its not native to the OS and I've got to make a whole new list of bookmarks. I wish the iPhone safari allowed add-ons.

    Summary

    I just downloaded the app and its working well.

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  • 1 stars

    "Terrible App"

    April 02, 2013   |   By Yo_Jimbo

    Version: AdBlock for iOS - Must Have App for iOS 6 - for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch 1.5

    Pros

    None - This app does none of what it states.

    Cons

    Doesn't block in app advertising, does nothing of the sort in fact.

    Summary

    Waste of time and money. Totally disingenuous, Should be removed for false advertising.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.7
    Wohaaaa over 500.000 user can not be wrong!!!!Thanks to all to help us to be the leading adblock in appstore!- we have fixed 70% from your reported ads so the next update include all- Fixes for ios7- Background sound - now the app also block thousands of analytic services
    General
    Publisher Benjamin Loewe
    Publisher web site http://www.netzsuche.org
    Release Date July 02, 2012
    Date Added December 23, 2013
    Version 1.7
    Category
    Category Productivity Software
    Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems iOS
    Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
    Download Information
    File Size 6.13MB
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 17,934
    Downloads Last Week 71
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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