Better Blocker

Better Blocker

By Ind.ie

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2016-06-03
  • Current Version: 2017.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 44.39 MB
  • Developer: Ind.ie
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 22 Ratings

Description

Better is a privacy tool for Safari that protects you from trackers and privacy-eroding ads on the web. Make your web experience safer, lighter, and faster in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. How is Better different? • Blocks tracking scripts, tracking pixels, and behavioural advertising. • Unique, open tracker database with informative, encyclopaedia-like entries based on our own web crawls. We identify and block the most prevalent trackers based on the principles of the Ethical Design Manifesto (https://ind.ie/ethical-design). This makes Better’s block list lightweight and effective. • Developed and curated by Ind.ie – that’s Laura and Aral – a tiny two-person-and-one-husky not-for-profit striving for social justice in the digital age. • Open, transparent, and free as in freedom… anyone can help make Better even better. Other features: • Improves the readability of popular web sites. • Spotlights the worst offenders… Did you know that the worst site we found on the web had 172 trackers? Better blocks them all and makes that site 4× lighter and 15.8× faster! • Blocks blocker blockers (try saying that quickly a few times!) Whenever we can, we try to protect you from sites that try to put you at risk by forcing you to turn off your privacy tools. • Exceptions enable you to turn Better off for sites that don’t play well with Better. Easily contact us about those sites so we can fix the experience for everyone. 5 star App Store reviews from around the world: • “Best blocker I've tried yet: Clear and straight forward business model plus actually works. Feel safe blocking trackers and knowing the developers won't sell you out. Can't beat that.” (USA) • “This app does everything it promises to do and sets a new gold standard in content blockers.” (Belgium) • “This piece of software is just THE most essential thing to stay sane on today’s world wide web.” (Germany) • “Thanks for such an incredibly simple app to make the web just that bit better!” (UK) • “I love better, I use it on my phone and I’m very happy to see it on the Mac!” (Germany) • “Use it and see how your browsing changes: considering how vastly different my browsing experience is now on my iPhone I shudder to think of how much data has been gathered about me. Also, pages load significantly faster now. All in all it's a great app. You don't need to understand it, you just need to download it and run it.” (South Africa) • “Does exactly what it advertises, constantly updated, and I really support the mission of this company.” (USA) • “Fantastic blocker with a rational, ethical approach to privacy and monetization in this digital age.” (USA) • “Honest privacy: Thanks for defending the public against surveillance capitalism!” (USA) • “Buying this not only benefits you, it actively supports the ethos of internet privacy.” (USA) • “Fantastic: The best adblocker I have tried.” (USA) • “Best Adblocker out there: Unobtrusive. Works fast & reliable” (Germany) • “It just works!” (Germany) • “Fantastic blocker: This is definitely the best iOS app for ads, content & tracker blocking!” (Bulgaria) • “A fantastic approach to ad blocking & preservation of user privacy” (Australia) • “Thanks to these two brave people who made this app. It gives me at least some peace of mind about the nasty surveillance practises of the big tech companies.” (Netherlands) • “Better web: Fixes so many sites without you even noticing it.” (Finland) • “Best ad & tracking blocker-type app I've used on the appstore!” (Norway) • “Great blocker: I do not see as many ads anymore, my phone runs much faster, and I am consuming less data than I was before.” (Canada) • “It's good to see such nice people stand up to tracking and malvertising. This app does everything it promises to do and sets a new gold standard in content blockers. Spend a few bucks to take back the web from disrespectful business models. You won't regret it.” (Belgium)

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Reviews

  • Really?

    1
    By Ddddfgd
    I was charged £10 for iOS version and OSX version. Are you kidding me?
  • Excellent adblocker

    5
    By Moofysaurus
    An excellent little piece of software that works without getting in the way. Highly recommended and unlike the free offerings out there you’re getting something meaningful, paying for it and not being patted down for micro transactions or having ads shoved in your face every five minutes. Created by a small and exceedingly principled team it strikes a chord reading about people who care it in a sea of others only trying to make a quick buck.
  • Install guidance review

    3
    By Navigator10
    Just installed & wanted to check set up instructions - these have disappeared & no tab on menu or email contacts on app or website. I'd encourage an update.
  • An excellent blocker

    5
    By Latentexistence
    Well worth the price.
  • Love it

    5
    By la--lah
    I switched over to Better as my previous ad blocker had gradually become less effective. I should have done it sooner. Thanks for a great product! :-)
  • Doesnt do anything?

    1
    By Gsuss
    Been running this for a couple of months now and not convinced it actually does anything. Also the content of the app hasn't been updated since November 2016
  • Instantly purchased: I can see the ads from the Deck!

    5
    By Thibault: “Cut!”✂️
    Better is a very well done intrusive web scripts blocker. They can be ads, trackers, spammers, etc. Their ethical philosophy sound robust and make a lot of sense. The install is flawless and it let get through reasonable ads like The Deck. I've bought Better because I've been very annoyed by the new practices of u-block, Adblock and Ghostery. Next step: how to block when you click on a link in Facebook (de facto the biggest browser)?
  • Outstanding

    5
    By RWRL72
    Straightforward and effective
  • Great little content blocker.

    5
    By adamprocter
    Works really well and a delightful onboarding experience I hope this app is the start of a suite of apps such as VPN, messaging and maybe even a TOR style browser. Keep it up. I'd like to know a little more about the database you use and how you plan to maintain this as this is the heart of the app itself. I am hoping iOS X allows 3rd party browsers such as Firefox to take advantage of content blockers
  • Makes the web Better.

    5
    By the_modest_mouse
    Thanks for such an incredibly simple app to make the web just that bit better!

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