My buddy Marco has released a content blocker extension for iOS 9. It’s called Peace (iTunes link), and it’s $3. Peace does what it says on the tin — it brings peace to your browsing experience.
As has been discussed a lot lately, scummy advertising is overruning the modern web. It is making pages load slower, using our batteries to process scripts we shouldn’t need to process, and costing us money by forcing us to download things we don’t need to.
A couple months ago, I started using Ghostery on my Mac to cut down on all of that cruft. Today, with iOS 9 and Marco’s Peace app, I can do it on my iOS devices as well. I mean that in every way — Peace actually uses Ghostery’s database of things to block.
There are plenty of content blockers out there, and Peace may not be the right one for you. But I’ve been testing it for a couple weeks now, and I quite like it.
If you’d like to read more about the motivations and background of Peace, check out Marco’s post. Or just save yourself the time and go buy it. It won’t take long before you find yourself at peace.