Shut Up: Comment Blocker 9+

Hides online comment sections

Richard Romero

    • 4.5 • 27 Ratings
    • Free


Shut Up spares you the opinions of troglodytes by hiding comment sections when browsing the web in Safari. You can also set your favorite websites to show comments by default.

That's it. Simple and free. Enjoy!

Uses shutup.css by Steven Frank, with permission.

NOTE: This version of Shut Up is for the Safari web browser. Shut Up is available for all popular browsers. Check to see the list and get the right version.

What’s New

Version 3.3

• Shut Up is now a universal app, featuring native performance on Macs with Apple silicon.
• Improved compatibility with macOS Big Sur and Monterey, including a new accent color.
• Fixed a bug where deleting all the sites in the exception list prevented Shut Up from blocking comments.
• Added an Internet Access Policy for Little Snitch users.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

wv23 ,

Exactly what I needed.

Downloaded, turned on in settings, checked a few sites on Safari, and I cannot see ANY comments. Goodbye toxic internet people, hello peace and safe browsing. I don’t know why things like this are not more popular, but I guess more people feed into the poisonous online community than just going online for education and keeping up to date on things. We really should be able to turn comments on and off on all platforms and apps, I’m hoping one day we can.

Koda Nico ,

I would happily donate to this app.

It saves me time online I would have wasted reading comments. By default, this should be included on all phones and internet devices as it really helps me spend less time getting distracted online.

ashleyg216 ,

Great concept, great app, one small thing

Super useful in that it prevents me from the odd compulsion to waste time reading the opinions of strangers.

However, I’ll sometimes want to deliberately check a site with a discussion thread on my phone and, after allowing it, I’ll delete the site from my “exception” list but comments still show up. Usually I have to uninstall and reinstall the app. Not quite sure why this happens.

Developer Response ,

There are a couple ways around this:
1. If you tap the "aA" icon in the toolbar next to the URL in Safari, there's an option that says "Turn off Content Blockers." That will reload the page without any blockers applied. The next page you load will turn them back on again.
2. When removing the site from the exception list, you should be able to reload the URL in Safari and the comments should be blocked again. The changes can only take effect when you reload the page.
Thanks for the review, hope this helps.

App Privacy

The developer, Richard Romero, 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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