Roadblock blocks annoying and unwanted web content, protects your privacy and security, improves webpage load time, and reduces browsing data usage.
Roadblock includes comprehensive and optimized rules for blocking and hiding unwanted web content. You can easily enable the built-in rules to block ads, pop-ups, tracking, social buttons and widgets, images, videos, scripts, and more.
Custom Rules provide a powerful way to create, manage, and share your own rules. You can create custom rules to block or whitelist websites or resources, hide webpage elements, strip cookies from web requests, and force the loading of websites or resources over a secure connection (https).
Blocker Profiles provide a simple way to create and manage multiple profiles with different settings. You can activate profiles on demand, use different settings on different devices, share profiles with family and friends, and do so much more.
Roadblock's app and modern Safari extension work together to provide a unique experience. You can use the extension to block and hide content visually, change the active profile, turn blocking on or off, and add custom rules.
Block and Hide Content Visually
Roadblock makes it easy to block and hide content visually. In visual mode, Roadblock highlights webpage elements when you hover over them and creates custom rules automatically to block or hide the elements you select. You can view and manage all custom rules created by Roadblock.
Roadblock's blocker extension takes full advantage of the latest features and technologies in Safari. The extension doesn't have access to your browsing activities and can't send any information about what was blocked back to the app. Content is blocked with minimal overhead and high performance.
Roadblock uses the latest features and technologies in iCloud to keep profiles and settings up-to-date across all your devices (Mac, iPhone, and iPad). You can enable iCloud Sync to access your profiles and settings from any device.
Roadblock is also available for iPhone and iPad. Profiles and settings sync seamlessly across all devices.
the simplicity and power of profiles and the ability to create custom block and hide rules visually, make Roadblock my new favorite OS X content blocker
If you are having trouble focusing on the content on your favorite websites because it is full of distracting ads, you should consider opting for this efficient solution