Banish: Block 'Open in App‪'‬ 4+

Hide annoying popups in Safari

Alex Zamoshchin

    • $2.99



BANISH. An ultra-efficient Safari Extension that blocks 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.

Feedback? Contact us at

What’s New

Version 1.22

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

4.5 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 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 🎩

arryawk ,

Works well and responsive developer

It wasn't blocking the email prompt for Reddit (which I've been ignoring for YEARS) so I emailed the dev and a week later that was blocked. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Also blocks some other popups but it's worth the cost for me just for Reddit.

EZE Ruthless ,

Stopped working overnight

It’s a great idea; I loathe the apps that hijack your browser and force you to the app (or worse, worthlessly redirect you to the App Store even when you already have the app downloaded, thereby disrupting whatever you were reading). I paid for the app gladly, and it worked yesterday. Today, it’s not working at all; the Yelp mobile site is redirecting me to the app every time I try to click on anything. Love the concept, but I’m going to request a refund if this isn’t fixed pretty quickly.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review. Can you explain the problem a little more? Are 'Open in App' popups appearing on Or is the Yelp app opening when you click on restaurants? It might be easier to chat via email ( or on twitter (@BanishForSafari)

App Privacy

The developer, Alex Zamoshchin, 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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