Ratings and Reviews
Compares well to others
I compared this content blocker, Handblocker, with two others: Content Blocker+ and Ad Block Multi. I opened a clickbait article on Facebook (Oola, Diply, etc) like "25 people share the moment they realized they wanted to run away and hide because they went into public with no pants on" where each story is on its own page plastered with 30 ads, and tested each of the blockers, one at a time.
- Ad Blocker Multi blocked NOTHING - same as no blocker at all
- Content Blocker+ and Handblock: both pretty good. Blocked all the ads scattered within the story content I came to see.
Block lists and advertisers change over time. I tested these blockers on March 4, 2017.
Did not block sites on BGR
One of the most obnoxious tech sites out there when it comes to embedded and instructive advertising is Boy Genius Report (BGR). It constantly sends visitors to download apps on the App Store, has full-screen ads and overlays, and is riddled with sponsors and ads throughout their articles.
I tried this app with good hopes, but a number of their ads slipped through, while others such as Blockr successfully blocked every one of the elements.
As an buyer of this app, I'll download again in the future if I see an update fixes the holes in their filter, but for now and for the sake of my sanity, it's uninstalled.
9.2.1 not working?
It was working great on a site that I use but after upgrading to iOS 9.2.1 it no longer works. Hopefully an update is on the way.
- Konstantinos Papadakis
- 27.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Papadakis Konstantinos. All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.