Banish - Block 'Open in App‪'‬ 4+

Hide annoying popups in Safari

Big Pineapple LLC

    • $2.99



BANISH. The #1 Safari Extension to block annoying 'Open in App' popups & other dark patterns on the web.

“Banish does one thing and does it well: it nukes dickpanels in Safari on iPhone and iPad”
— John Gruber, Daring Fireball

"The app proved incredibly useful. For instance, when on Quora, clicking a link to another Quora page would normally pop up a blocker that requires you to log in to continue navigating the website. With Banish, this pop-up was gone and you could use the site normally"
— Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Banish does not collect or store any of your data - nothing leaves your device.

Just a one-time purchase and Banish is yours. No subscriptions, no in-app purchases, no ads, no nonsense.

The app performs the minimal, necessary changes to block popups and free up screen space.

It's as easy as downloading the app and enabling it in Safari settings. No maintenance needed.

Banish is written in Apple's latest programming paradigm Swift UI and Safari Extension functionality.

NOTE: Even with Banish, Smart Banners can still appear at the top for apps you have installed. They can't be removed because they're built into Safari.

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What’s New

Version 1.43

Thanks for using Banish. This release blocks more popups and annoying banners.

We're always working to make Safari better. If you're enjoying Banish, please consider leaving a review or rating!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

RLNfirst ,

Unique Outstanding Design App!

I would like to sit down and take the time to talk about this 5 Star Design app! The Developer has put a great deal of Hard work Time Sweat and yes Love into the Coding of this software! For you myself and our family it’s easy to set up and use! If in your busy schedule you are taking the time to read this I hope you will Download this Unique Outstanding Design App now! Don’t wait or put it off you won’t be sorry! ( really ) well time for me to move on so they say with that thought I want to Thank the Developer for putting this app out here for all of us! I truly truly appreciate and Tip my Hat to you Mr. Developer for a great Idea that you gave with your Heart! Thanks 🎩

havwkcugd w ,

Doesn’t work for LinkedIn

I specifically bought and downloaded this app because I am trying to avoid automatically viewing LinkedIn profiles in the app when I click on a link for one in safari (a work related issue). For a while, I would be asked if I wanted to open the link in the app, I would simply hit cancel, and I would be able to view the page or profile from safari. Eventually that prompt stopped appearing altogether, and any time I clicked a link in safari it would automatically open in the LinkedIn app.

Looking for a way to resolve this, I downloaded this app. I enabled it through settings/extensions as instructed, and immediately I am encountering the same issue— clicking a link in safari takes me to automatically viewing the linked page from within the app. I’ve seen the developers be very helpful with issues in previous reviews, so I am hoping for some guidance here.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the frustration. Banish is great at eliminating annoying popups on websites, but it sounds like the app is opening before Banish gets a chance to cleanup the website. Can you try long-pressing on a LinkedIn link and selecting "Open" (instead of "Open in LinkedIn"). If you do that once, it will become the default and happen from then on. Feel free to reach out to

Ehk'olite ,

This is a godsend.

I was looking for all types of Adblockers and trying to change advance settings, but it was useless to stop those annoying and reason to completely leave a site: “Open in App.” This app fixed the awful pop ups, and i can use sites like Reddit without being constantly forced to try to use an app i don’t want on my phone or iPad. I champion Banish to everyone because it is my most important app on my apple products. When i do a full restore, it is 100% my first app i prioritize so i can start looking at the internet.

App Privacy

The developer, Big Pineapple LLC, 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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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