about:blank is an app that blocks websites in Safari . I use it to break my bad browsing habits and to stay productive.
You specify the websites that you want to block on your mac or iOS device, which are then synchronized across all your other devices.
The rules are based on regular expressions, which allows for fine control over a blocked URL. For example you can block the landing page of YouTube and still watch individual videos.
Furthermore you can block websites on the fly inside of Safari .
Fixes start at launch option
Ratings and Reviews
How to unblock a site
It took me a while to figure out how to block sites. It’s easy to use. However, I have no idea how to unblock sites.
Developer Response ,
You can remove pages by following these steps:
- click on the url in the extension
- press enter so you are editing the text
- remove the text
- press enter again to save
The website should be removed now.
Great, simple way to block sites
This is a great little extension to help with staying focused!
I'm sorry to see other negative reviews, which seem to be moreso related to folks maybe not understanding how to use the extension. If anything, I'd recommend that the developer adds a short README somewhere with explicit examples of how people might construct URL patterns to block, specifically ones including Regex-specific patterns for those not familiar with that syntax.
Otherwise, a great extension!
Simple and effective
After searching around for a way to block facebook, I almost gave up because I couldn’t find a simple safari extension to do so. All of them made you set a time limit or had more features than I needed. This app easily allowed me to do it without a bunch of bells and whistles. Highly recommend.
The developer, frederik dudzik, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- frederik dudzik
- 6.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.12 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Frederik Dudzik
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.