Roadblock - Content Blocker 4+

Block unwanted web content

Obied Corner

    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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

Roadblock is available for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. 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 web resources over a secure connection (https)
• Specify URL filters using a simple and an intuitive format or using regular expressions
• View and manage all custom rules generated by Roadblock’s visual tool
• Search, copy and paste, import, export, and share custom rules

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

Safari 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 (Mac, iPhone, and iPad)
• Lets you access your profiles and settings from any device

What’s New

Version 2.0.6

• macOS Sonoma support
• Built-in rules updates and improvements
• Bug fixes and general improvements

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

dbasco58 ,

Wish it had Quick Whitelist feature

App works very well, I just wish I had the ability to quickly whitelist sites instead of having to go through the app and whitelist it manually every time I set a rule. If it had that,I think this app would be a perfect and quick solution for its users!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review and feedback. The feature will hopefully be available in one of the future releases.

Andrew from Philadelphia ,

Powerful IF you know how to use it

I wanted a content blocker that could eliminate annoying modals (popup elements that do not move with scrolling) on some websites I like to frequent, all without needing full website access. Roadblock custom rules lets me do this! My only concern is the difficulty to use this feature. Fortunately I have experience with some lesser content blockers (and browser developer modes and javascript) so I knew to write “[class^=modal]” in the Hide Content “selector” rule, otherwise figuring out how to block would have been impossible. The online guide has almost nothing to say about how to figure out what to write in the “selector” section. Some instructions and a few examples would be helpful here! Otherwise, your app is small, sleek, syncs, and well worth the $2 for custom rules and a privacy-respecting design. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for the review and feedback. We will improve the user guide and add more examples. New features that will make it easier to deal with CSS selectors will hopefully be released in the near future.

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.

In-App Purchases

Roadblock Premium
Unlocks all features.

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


  • Family Sharing

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