The Complete Guide to iOS Content Blockers
iOS 9 ships with a new feature: the ability for apps to block specific content in Safari. This has lead to the creation of a new market of iOS apps commonly referred to as content blockers. These apps typically block any number of the following: website ads, trackers, and comments. If you want to learn more how content blockers work, read the iOS 9 reviews by Federico Viticci and Rene Ritchie.
The market for content blockers has developed very quickly with a good supply of quality paid and free apps. It's developed so fast in fact that one has already been retired.
Note: Recommendations are generally respected members representative of the Apple community. Additional hat tip to Dave Mark at The Loop who compiled a lot of this data originally.
- Blockr — $0.99 (Download) (Website) by Tim Pollert & Arno Appenzeller
- Crystal — $0.99 (Download) (Website) by Murphy Apps (recommended by Marco Arment and used by Jason Snell)
- Purify — $3.99 (Download) (Website) by Charismatic (recommended by Marco Arment)
- Silentium — $1.99 on Sale (Download) (Website) by Francesco Zerbinati and Francesco Di Lorenzo
- 1Blocker — (Download) (Website) by Salivate Khanov (used by Federico Viticci)
- Adamant — (Download) (Website) by Cory Bohon (recommended by Ben Brooks)
- Freedom — (Download) by Zach Simone
- AdMop — (Download) (Website) by iPhonsoGmvH
- Hide and Seek — Unknown (Waiting for Review) (Website) by Roopest Chander (used by John Gruber)
- Shut Up — Free (Coming Soon) (Website) by Steven Frank
- Just The Content — Unknown (Unavailable in the U.S.) (Website) by Blackwater Park Studios
- Safari Blocker — Free (In Beta) (Website) by Luke Li