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Description

Control your web browsing experience with Roadblock, a powerful and lightweight content blocker for Safari. Roadblock blocks unwanted web content, protects your privacy and security, improves webpage load time, and reduces browsing data usage.

Roadblock is available for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Profiles and settings sync seamlessly across all devices.

Content Blocking
• Comprehensive and optimized built-in rules to block different types of ads, pop-ups, trackers, social widgets, and privacy banners
• Settings to block images, videos, scripts, and more

Custom Rules
• Block or allow web resources and websites
• Hide webpage elements
• Strip cookies from web requests
• Force the loading of websites and web resources over a secure connection (https)
• Specify URL filters using a simple and an intuitive format or using regular expressions
• View and manage all custom rules generated by Roadblock’s visual tool
• Search, copy and paste, import, export, and share custom rules

Blocker Profiles
• Create and manage multiple profiles with different settings
• Activate profiles on demand
• Use different profiles on different devices
• Import, export, and duplicate profiles
• Share profiles with family and friends

Safari Toolbar Extension
• Block and hide content visually
• Change the active profile
• Turn blocking on or off
• View the count of blocked web resources

Safari Blocker Extension
• Blocks content with minimal overhead and high performance
• Doesn't have access to your browsing activities and can't send any information about what was blocked back to the app

iCloud Sync
• Keeps profiles and settings up-to-date across all your devices (Mac, iPhone, and iPad)
• Lets you access your profiles and settings from any device

Please note that the Safari toolbar extension and iCloud sync are off by default and enabling them is optional. The dark appearance is available on macOS Mojave (10.14) or above when the appearance is dark.

What’s New

Version 1.8.7

• Built-in rules updates and improvements

Please open the app after updating it so the updated rules can be reloaded in Safari. It is recommended to have Safari closed when you open the app for the first time after updating it.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

bigarchkahuna ,

Works

Works. Customer support actually answered my email and provided helpful advice (amazing).

Ballsyballs88 ,

It did not work for me.

I’m not trying to write a bad review because other reviews have had good results and this is not the first time a web blocker has not worked for me. I have another web blocker that keeps me from using certain websites, and I went had my roommates use the password for it and I went in to add more websites to block, but that software would not block them. So I purchased the Roadblock app hoping that it would work, but unfortunately as I entered in the websites to block, I am still able to open them. I am wondering if this is more of an issue with my laptop or if it is the app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. To block websites, use the "Block Websites" custom rule. Add websites to the custom rule to have them blocked. When you have a website like www.example.com, add example.com and check "Include Subdomains" so the rule will block example.com, www.example.com, images.example.com, and so on. If you are still unable to block websites then contact us from the Main Menu > About Roadblock > Contact to help you resolve the issue.

GherkinOfDoom ,

Great blocker, great support

Roadblock is a solid, lightweight content blocker. Right out of the box it did a great job of blocking what I wanted, without having to spend a lot of time messing around with configuration.

Even better was the support, which far exceeded my expectations: I had a question about a custom rule and emailed a question on a Saturday afternoon. Within an hour, I got a very helpful, detailed response.

I'm using Roadblock on all of my Macs now and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

App Privacy

The developer, Obied Corner, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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