BlockBear!
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Block ads and save data

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Category
Productivity & Utilities
Current version
1.3.1
Price
Free
Size
17 MB
Last Update
Feb 13, 2018
Platform
iOS

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Reviews 821 Avg. Rating 4.7
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iPAC™
Apr 27, 2019

Surprise Surprise, the developers of one of the best VPN services around has also designed a Safari blocking program to help make surfing the Internet a lot less painful. I’ve been a paid Tunnel Bear member for years now. I enjoy their funny and lively marketing and reliable service to protect my traffic and enable something blocked sites from public access points I use regularly. This new app helps keep your browsing many times less cluttered by all the ads and customization various web design company’s add onto their sites. It’s simple and functional. CHECK IT OUT..

vsaltd.jewel
Jan 07, 2020

Everyone should use an ad blocker and Block Bear is the best one I've found. I've tried a lot of them. Block Bear offers the best and easiest to use ad blocker available for ios users. While it doesn’t always block everything and sometimes it blocks things it shouldn’t it still works better than most. Plus it’s free! If it blocks something it shouldn’t you can just add that site to your whitelist to unblock it. There are 2 ways to white listsomething theoretically...but only one way works. To whitelist a webpage just open the app and copy/paste the link of the site you want to block to Block Bears whitelist. The other alternative to add a site to your whitelist is to use the share extension in Safari...but this method has never worked for me which is unfortunate because it’s the faster alternative. The reason it seems that the Safari share extension doesn’t work is because instead of accurately copying the website address Block Bear copies a different link instead of the actual website link. This erroneous link always includes 'ycombinator' in the text. I'm not sure what ycombinator even is but it never works. This bug has existed as long as Block Bear has. So as long as you know that and stick to using the app to whitelist sites you want to block you'll be fine!

devburke
Mar 04, 2018

This app hits a balance that not enough do. It gives you just enough options, while staying very simple. I similarly liked Firefox Focus too, but noticed that it would sometimes leave empty boxes where ads were blocked, and didn't allow any whitelisting, at least not from Safari. Blockbear covers both of these things! I just wish they had it for Mac Safari too, I'll try out Nope for that.

hallmark_s
Dec 02, 2016

Much improved over my try at it a year or so ago.. seems to block most things but a few still slip thru. If it could somehow allow you to flag or report adds that get by it would be a final improvement. Maybe you can already do this but if so it isn't obvious how that is done. I ended up with a much faster internet connection and a data limit so not having all of those useless adds chipping away at my data bank makes more sense now than ever. Overall data usage is significantly and noticeably less.

Maliceon
Jan 17, 2017

I have been getting messages like the following that prove to me that it IS WORKING perfectly. Quote "Pleasee add us to your whitelist. Once you turn off your adblock software or whitelist this site you should be able to see the kind of Google ad below that when people click on them it helps to fund the site and then hit the back button to read the post you were aiming for."

About BlockBear!

Developed by the TunnelBear, LLC,

who have also released the following apps RememBear: Password Manager, TunnelBear: Secure VPN & Wifi, BlockBear! .

BlockBear! has 821 user reviews.

BlockBear! has an average rating of 4.7.

The latest version of BlockBear! (1.3.1) ​was ​released on Feb 13, 2018.

You can download BlockBear! ​here: 1023924541 .

BlockBear! Description
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Rawr! BlockBear is a really simple and ferocious adblocking app that allows you to browse the

web ad-free and reclaim valuable screen space.

BlockBear:
• Blocks ads (popups, text ads, banners) and removes website clutter
• Loads many websites 3-5x faster saving time and bandwidth
• Protects your privacy from widespread online tracking (cookies, beacons, scripts, etc)
• Lets you choose to block any combination of ads, online tracking and social buttons with a simple switch
• Helps you to conveniently whitelist your favourite websites from within Safari using the BlockBear Safari extension
• Includes 100% more bears than competing ad blockers

Yeah, you could download another adblocker… but then you wouldn’t have a bear.

BlockBear! was released in the App Store. It is developed by TunnelBear, LLC, who have also released the following apps - {page_data.app_titles| join(", ")}}.

BlockBear! has 821 user reviews.​

BlockBear! has an average rating of 4.7. ​The latest version of BlockBear! 1.3.1​ ​​was ​released on Feb 13, 2018​.

You can download BlockBear! ​here

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