1. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    So I've been going on with currently free Crystal which seems to block everything. It makes the browsing faster of course.
    Thing is I tried to find a site which would have put Crystal toe to toe with other similiar apps. But I didn't find any. Every major website seems to praise " Peace", and I'm starting to believe there r paid to review it only. Haven't tried that app tho so I don't know the differences.
    Do you have content blocker and does it work?
    09-17-2015 04:35 AM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    No, I’m not going to use a content blocker.
    09-17-2015 07:54 AM
  3. Scatabrain's Avatar
    So I've been going on with currently free Crystal which seems to block everything. It makes the browsing faster of course.
    Thing is I tried to find a site which would have put Crystal toe to toe with other similiar apps. But I didn't find any. Every major website seems to praise " Peace", and I'm starting to believe there r paid to review it only. Haven't tried that app tho so I don't know the differences.
    Do you have content blocker and does it work?
    No no no.

    Marco wouldn't pay for a review. I am confident of that. He may pay for advertising but not a review. He is quite a stickler about these kinds of ethics.

    I have tried both. Peace is clearly more configurable. They both work great at this point. It is easier in Peace to allow parts of a website, like the downloadable web font. You pull up the extension and change it right there in Safari. Crystal has no options. Advantages to crystal are its free and geared towards users reporting ads but there are no settings.
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    09-17-2015 08:07 AM
  4. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Thanks. Good to hear that he doesn't pay for reviews. Was just an assumption.
    Maybe I'll give some day Peace a try. Does it leave blank space to where the ad supposed to be?
    09-17-2015 08:43 AM
  5. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Thanks. Good to hear that he doesn't pay for reviews. Was just an assumption.
    Maybe I'll give some day Peace a try. Does it leave blank space to where the ad supposed to be?
    Not in all cases but generally it does leave a space. Have noticed problems similar to No Script style blockers. You can't play a video or interact with facebook pull down functions like Hide all from Wilma.
    09-17-2015 09:46 AM
  6. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Peace is doing well because Marco is an amazing developer. He has some great apps in the store and he cares about the users. When I saw he wrote Peace I bought it before I read one review. I knew it would be great and worked on regularly.
    09-17-2015 09:48 AM
  7. dougxd45's Avatar
    Anyone noticing that the content blockers don't work if you launch safari from within an app? Example, open the "News" app and follow an article to it full page on the web. Ads and crap everywhere.
    09-17-2015 12:48 PM
  8. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Anyone noticing that the content blockers don't work if you launch safari from within an app? Example, open the "News" app and follow an article to it full page on the web. Ads and crap everywhere.
    Apps using the old version of the browser plugin are not compatible with any content blocker.
    Last edited by Scatabrain; 09-18-2015 at 10:10 AM.
    09-17-2015 09:13 PM
  9. HankAZ's Avatar
    Marco Arment pulled it from the App Store.

    Marco Arment ends the war on Peace - Six Colors
    09-18-2015 02:36 PM
  10. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Just tested on some pages like pocketnow and the page loads faster without crystal enabled??
    09-19-2015 04:41 AM
  11. Dr.Grace's Avatar
    For some reason, I find that Crystal doesn't block any ads (including those on iMore), whereas Adamant and Admop work well.
    09-19-2015 10:33 PM

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