Roadblock - Content Blocker 4+

Block unwanted web content

Obied Corner

    • 4.2 • 157 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Control your web browsing experience with Roadblock, a powerful and lightweight content blocker for Safari. Roadblock blocks unwanted content, protects your privacy and security, improves webpage load time, and reduces browsing data usage.

Roadblock is available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Profiles and settings sync seamlessly across all devices. 

*** Please note that you can only enable the settings in the "Ads and Trackers" section. A one-time in-app purchase is required to enable other settings or use iCloud Sync. ***

Content Blocking
• Comprehensive and optimized built-in rules to block different types of ads, pop-ups, trackers, social widgets, and privacy banners
• Settings to block images, videos, scripts, and more

Custom Rules
• Block or allow web resources and websites
• Hide webpage elements
• Strip cookies from web requests
• Force the loading of websites and resources over a secure connection (https)
• Specify filters using a simple and an intuitive format or using regular expressions
• Search, import, and share custom rules

Blocker Profiles
• Create and manage multiple profiles with different settings
• Activate profiles on demand
• Use different profiles on different devices
• Import and duplicate profiles
• Share profiles with family and friends

Blocker Extension
• Blocks content with minimal overhead and high performance
• Doesn't have access to your browsing activities and can't send any information about what was blocked back to the app

iCloud Sync
• Keeps profiles and settings up-to-date across all your devices (iPhone, iPad, and Mac)
• Lets you access your profiles and settings from any device

Passcode Lock
• Protects access to the app using a passcode

What’s New

Version 1.9.13

• Built-in rules updates and improvements

Please open the app after updating it so the updated rules can be reloaded in Safari.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Alexander Labrie ,

Missing one feature

I use Roadblock to block all cookies by default and manually whitelist certain sites. One feature that’s missing is a shortcut in Safari to quickly allow a website. Purify which I also use has a feature like this.

Otherwise, works great.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback. We will add the feature request to our roadmap and it will hopefully be available in one of the future releases.

Craigbiz2021 ,

It blocks videos!

Nothing could be found anywhere that allows for automatically downloading and automatically playing videos to be blocked. It was as if the app store is in cahoots with the large telecoms so that they can hook everybody on their useless overpriced 'unlimited' plans. Just two or three news related websites (yes the mobile versions!) would end up costing me over 150mb in data alone. With blocking video, it reduces that data usage down to under 3mb. Its a life savor if you are on a pay-as-you-go plan and do knot want to spend money on a useless 'unlimited' plan that inly gets throttled, anyway. The one time fee for this feature in the app will pay for itself very quickly.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback and review.

FincaPR ,

Not only an “Ad Blocker”, but can be used for Content Blocker!

My first app review ever!

Wow! I am so happy and relieved. I found a way to block internet stories about Trump! Like him or hate him...there is just too much about him every day! It was overwhelming.

I downloaded Roadblock because it also allows “custom settings”. After one email exchange with the developer, in the custom settings I wrote “Trump”, and now 90% of the stories never show on my browser and the 10% that slip through don’t allow me to click through to the article!!!

The developer wrote that the app “currently only allows filtering based on things that match in the URL. For example, you can block URLs if "trump" appears anywhere in the URL.” That is why I got a 90% success rate instead of 100%.

The developer then wrote: “We will add the ability to hide content based on matching things in URLs in the next update.”

For my purposes, the 90% Reduction in Trump stories is amazing for my internet experience. Then, with the blocking of “advertising”, I am thrilled with this app.

Well worth the $1.99.

I have an amazing feeling of freedom today!!!

App Privacy

The developer, Obied Corner, 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

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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