What’s New

Version 1.4.8

This version contains an updated blocker list with fixes and improvements for issues on some websites you've reported. Make sure to manually launch the app after updating to the latest version to have new rules applied in Safari.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

voodoohoodoo ,

Good But Complicated

Does a decent job of blocking ads. Adguard Safari extension much easier to set up and configure. Blocking page elements using 1Blocker Safari extension will scroll you to the top of the page automatically without letting you scroll down. If the ad you want to block is past that, you're out of luck. The expand-shrink selection interface is difficult to see what it's selecting, often resulting in bad selections. To undo unintended selections meant going to the 1Blocker Desktop app and digging through the interface to find the one you want to delete, if you can find it. While it can be cumbersome to configure, it's fast and solid but not as good as the iOS version.

Timothy R. Butler ,

Buggy Cloud Sync, Poor Control

I’ve been looking for something better than Ghostery to allow me to block trackers and the most heinous of ads without blocking “acceptable ads.” Having run an indie site before, I’m not interested in completely depriving publishers of revenue, I just don’t want my computer mining cryptocurrency behind the scenes or loading ads that try to circuvent privacy protections in the browser. It appeared 1Blocker could do this on iOS, so I went ahead and bought the Mac version. I soon discovered the only way I could enable most normal, unobtrusive ads was to go through tens of thousands of poorly labeled rules and turn them on and off one at a time. Synchronizing this with the premium iOS version promised to help, since the iOS version lets me do bulk enabling or disabling of rules, but the sync is broken and whatever I set on that side gets reset and never synced to the Mac. So, I’ve bought 1Blocker for both macOS and iOS and can’t use either. The developer isn’t very responsive, but did suggest I ask Apple for a refund after several months of me trying to reach out. Apple didn’t issue the said refund, unfortunately.

Aviris ,

Tough to say - 4 stars if you don't enable the 1Blocker button, 0 stars if you do

The blocking works fine.

The 1Blocker Button is giant security red flag. I understand the desire to have a button to easily whitelist a site or pause blocking, but I also understand Apple's reasons for reserving that ability to themselves, so third parties (like 1Blocker) can't SEE EVERYTHING THAT IS ON EVERY PAGE YOU VISIT IN YOUR WEB BROWSER, INCLUDING PASSWORDS!

If the content blocker is bothering you, you can right click on the address bar and ask Safari ti reload without content blockers. If it is a perennial thing, you can turn it off by page or domain in Safari's preferences. 1Blocker instead asks you to approve an extension for pausing and whitelisting sites, but in order to do so you must allow it to see everything on every page, sensitive data such as passwords included. I don't care if you know Salavat Khanov (the developer) personally, even if he is 100% trustworthy, he's made a hole in Safari that others may exploit.

So - I run it without the button. It has lots of customizibility, iPhone client, pretty frequently updated. If you don't understand, and don't want to play with white lists and partial blocking etc, you are probably better off someplace else.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback, we understand your concerns about this extension, that's why we don't insist that 1Blocker Button extension must be enabled.
I just wanted to mention that we use this permission in order to get information about the current tab's domain when you select the whitelist option. The thing is that there's no technical way to request just this functionality from the system, so we have to request full access to webpage content (which may include your sensitive information). However, we understand how important this data is and only use the domain. We do not transmit or process your data in any other way.


Salavat Khanov
10.2 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Salavat Khanov


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