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Blockem app for iPhone and iPad

4.4 ( 1584 ratings )
Utilities Entertainment
Developer: AppFlume
Current version: 1.0.5, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 04 Oct 2015
App size: 22.4 Mb

Imagine a world where you can browse your favorite news and entertainment websites without being bombarded by the over-exposed celebrities, talking heads, and blowhards who detract from your time and attention. Keep the people you care about in focus, while blocking the ones youd rather avoid with Blockem.

Blockem allows you to protect your time and attention by blocking links, images and content about specific public figures from the websites you read everyday.

Take control of your media browsing with Blockem.


Blockem uses the latest Content Blocking capabilities in iOS 9 to allow you to select specific public figures that youd rather not see as much of when browsing the web. When you select to Block a person from the available list in the app, many photos, links and stories about these people will simply disappear from the sites you visit most frequently using Safari or the embedded web browser in many native apps. You can Unblock people at any time if you decide you would like to see more news and stories about them.


Blockem has an algorithmically selected list of public figures to block and is continuously updating the list. Some of the public figures you currently have the ability to block include The Kardashians, The Jenners, Kanye West, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Iggy Azalea, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Scarlett Johansson, and Selena Gomez.

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LIMITATIONS: Blockem is intended for entertainment purposes only. The blocking technology used in the application has been tested on a limited number of websites, and does NOT block ALL of the target content on ALL websites. Content Blocking may also affect the display/layout of some non-targeted content. The publisher makes no warranties as to the effectiveness or potential for the application to cause unintentional behaviors in websites. Content Blocking should be temporarily disabled in Settings > Safari > Content Blocking if you believe it is interfering with your browsing experience. Blockem only works with with the Mobile Safari web browser in iOS 9 and later versions. It may also work in native apps that use the Safari Webkit for web browsing. It is known NOT to work in native apps such as Facebook for iOS and Twitter for iOS.

Note: unlike Kardblock for Chrome, Blockem works only with Safari.

DISCLAIMER: Reference to any celebrity, artist, musician, person, product, name, trademark, service mark or company name is for descriptive purposes only and does not constitute or imply sponsorship, endorsement or recommendation unless explicitly stated herein. All photographs are used with permission of their respective photographers or other rights holder.