Imagine a world where you can browse your favorite news and entertainment websites without being bombarded by the over-exposed celebrities, talking heads, and blowhards who detract from your time and attention. Keep the people you care about in focus, while blocking the ones you'd rather avoid with Blockem.
Blockem allows you to protect your time and attention by blocking links, images and content about specific public figures from the websites you read everyday.
Take control of your media browsing with Blockem.
HOW IT WORKS
Blockem uses the latest Content Blocking capabilities in iOS 9 to allow you to select specific public figures that you'd rather not see as much of when browsing the web. When you select to 'Block' a person from the available list in the app, many photos, links and stories about these people will simply disappear from the sites you visit most frequently using Safari or the embedded web browser in many native apps. You can Unblock people at any time if you decide you would like to see more news and stories about them.
Blockem has an algorithmically selected list of public figures to block and is continuously updating the list. Some of the public figures you currently have the ability to block include The Kardashians, The Jenners, Kanye West, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Iggy Azalea, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Scarlett Johansson, and Selena Gomez.
Leave a review to tell us who else you'd like to be able to block.
LIMITATIONS: Blockem is intended for entertainment purposes only. The blocking technology used in the application has been tested on a limited number of websites, and does NOT block ALL of the target content on ALL websites. Content Blocking may also affect the display/layout of some non-targeted content. The publisher makes no warranties as to the effectiveness or potential for the application to cause unintentional behaviors in websites. Content Blocking should be temporarily disabled in Settings > Safari > Content Blocking if you believe it is interfering with your browsing experience. Blockem only works with with the Mobile Safari web browser in iOS 9 and later versions. It may also work in native apps that use the Safari Webkit for web browsing. It is known NOT to work in native apps such as Facebook for iOS and Twitter for iOS.
Note: unlike Kardblock for Chrome, Blockem works only with Safari.
DISCLAIMER: Reference to any celebrity, artist, musician, person, product, name, trademark, service mark or company name is for descriptive purposes only and does not constitute or imply sponsorship, endorsement or recommendation unless explicitly stated herein. All photographs are used with permission of their respective photographers or other rights holder.
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Ratings and Reviews
Not sure yet...could be better.
Once you install the app, you have to purchase credits to block a certain number of celebrities. For the price, it should work better. I blocked the Kardashian family and I still got four posts about them so far today. I expected better results.
Well they got me — this app is completely useless and does nothing — a waste of two dollars. I am a sucker I guess. It’s just that I would pay $50 to never have to read about the K clan again!!!!
So, I’m a sucker
I’ve been had. Actually paid the $9.99, received receipt of purchase from Apple but the app allows me to do absolutely nothing.
Going to the app support takes me to a screen requesting I download the app. That’s already been done.
There seems to be no way to contact the developer.
I want my money back.
- AppFlume, LLC
- 23.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
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- © 2015 AppFlume, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Single Credit $0.99
- Three Pack $1.99
- Five Pack $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.