Lockdown Privacy - Desktop 4+

Firewall & Secure Tunnel

Confirmed, Inc.

    • 3.5 • 64 Ratings
    • Free



Over 1 billion tracking attempts blocked. Featured in The Washington Post (Aug 2021) and Forbes "Meet Lockdown, The App That Reveals Who’s Tracking You" (March 2020).

Lockdown is the world's first Open Source firewall for iOS -- and now available on Mac! Lockdown allows you to block any connection to any domain and protecting your privacy across the web. For free.

- Block any domain / service
- Works for all apps, not just the browser
- Useful preconfigured defaults
- See what's being blocked
- Optional VPN for additional privacy

- Open Source: Since firewalls have access to *everything* you do, it's critical that any firewall you use should be open source. Lockdown is 100% open source.
- On-Device: Lockdown does its magic on-device and doesn't connect to any servers, or third-party analytics, or anything else. This way, everything you do stays private to you.
- World's Simplest Privacy Policy: Here's the entirety of it (July 23rd, 2019) - "Everything Lockdown does stays on your device, so what you see is literally what you get, and nothing more or less, because that's the way it should be."

- Other privacy apps lie on their Privacy Policy and secretly sell user data, even if they promise not to
- To solve this issue, the Openly Operated certification requires apps to *prove* their Privacy Policy
- Lockdown is Openly Operated certified with a public 38-page audit report, and audited multiple times by security professionals
- View full OpenAudit Report: https://openaudit.com/lockdownprivacy

- App Store's "Apps We Love" - Featured February 2020
- Business Insider
- FastCompany
- Forbes
- MacRumors
- 9to5Mac
- Cult of Mac
- The Mac Observer
- iCulture
- iClarified
- AppAdvice

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Lockdown - https://lockdownhq.com
Privacy Policy - https://lockdownhq.com/privacy
Terms of Use - https://lockdownhq.com/terms

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

- LISTS: Update blocked lists, whitelists to match iOS version
- UI: Show more precise blocked metrics past a million
- BUGFIX: Resolved an issue where sometimes the app would not quit immediately when requested
- BUGFIX: Should not refresh Firewall/VPN on changes if it's not already enabled
- BUGFIX: Resolved an issue where the custom whitelist/blocklist text fields would become disabled

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

LoveJoyPeace!! ,

App Stopped Working

App stopped working after the Os 15.3 update! Not sure if it's the update or the app. Hence 3 stars. Worked well for a while! After the update, I logged into app store, on ios, app store stays on even when settings is turned off and no longer blocks nor does it refresh to clear block logs, now the hide link is stays highlighted. And when I click the menu it closes the app. It also doesn't allow me to add to the block list to refresh the list. On ios app the ransomware does not have anything blocked, and says it is under maitenance, on Mac Os, it showed some at first, but not sure if these domains added to block list are interfering with blocking. Please fix this, otherwise the app is great for blocking ads and unwanted trackers. Thanks for your help!

bigpieceofpie ,

Bye ProtonVPN

I've been using and paying for ProtonVPN for years. Have enjoyed the vast amount of server options and their security, but good luck maintaining a solid connection to any of their VPN servers (on iOS or macOS).

Recently I tried Lockdown on iOS, but just for the firewall. Noticed it blocked most annoying noise and crap ads while browsing, even while using freemium aps. So then I gave the VPN trial a shot. IT JUST WORKS. To my surprise, I've had the same consistent performance on my M1 Air.

Nearly perfect! My only issues are

1) some websites will think I'm a DDoS attack, but that happened on ProtonVPN too. On both services I just switch to another VPN server. Would be nice to have more choices instead of just East/West US.

2) Not sure if Netflix is getting smarter, but haven't been able to "pop in" to another country and get their regional Netflix. Not really a big deal though, but would be nice.

3) Don't see any performance issues even though it's running in Rosetta, but hopefully an M1 version is coming :)

Overall super impressed with stability and reliability of this VPN! Happy customer.

j%nml ,

Battery Antagonist

I have the same issue as another reviewer - it burns through the battery, big time - even when the computer is sleeping. We need an app like this that blocks ads and trackers across all apps, not just in the browser; but for now the battery problem makes it a nonstarter. It works pretty well on my iPhone, so I'm keeping it and hoping for an update that fixes the power drain. If that happens, it'll get at least another star (or maybe two).

Developer Response ,

Hello - please see Matthewcha's review - this battery bug was fixed in v0.1.4. Thanks and if you need further support please contact team@lockdownhq.com.

App Privacy

The developer, Confirmed, Inc., 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

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