Since iOS 9, Apple released new APIs for Safari browser – Content Blockers. Now you can block annoying ads, trackers, etc. directly in Safari without need to get another browser with built-in blockers. One of the best content blocker is 1Blocker by Salavat Khanov. I have written about it (and Adblock Plus) HERE. And now, it’s coming right to your Mac!
Most extensions block content by filtering elements of already downloaded page. But 1Blocker uses modern Webkit blocking technology. It improves performance and battery life and it does not expose your privacy by scanning content of the pages you visit. It’s very useful.
1Blocker can block annoying ads, various social widgets (like Twitter and Facebook), share buttons, obtrusive EU cookie law notices, custom web fonts, adult sites and more.
1Blocker is highly customizable with many options, just look at screenshot:
After installation, just enable 1Blocker in Safari under Preferences -> Extensions. Optionally, enable 1Blocker button in Safari’s toolbar for quick access to features like whitelist. Another great feature is “Website Inspector”, which you can find within 1Blocker app. With this tool you can analyze webpage for ads, trackers, content size and loading time. This is a great tool for webmasters, admins and web analyzers.
If you got 1Blocker for both Mac and iOS device, you can sync 1Blocker settings, like rules, whitelist, etc. via iCloud. This feature can be disabled. iOS version got most features from its desktop counterpart.
Probably the most known ad blocker is AdBlock, but since AdBlock is passing more and more ads, “thanks” to its business model, 1Blocker is great alternative sponsored by users, not advertisers. This is also reason why it costs some bucks, but please note, that you will get professional content blocker which will reliable block most of ads while protecting your privacy. Content Blockers in Safari can’t track which websites did you visit or how many ads you have blocked.
I personally use 1Blocker on both Mac and iPad Pro, I can only recommend it.
You can download reviewed app(s) here: