December 7, 2015 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Pfaeffikon, Switzerland - Pilcrow AG today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Peace of Mind, an Ad Blocker for iOS devices with an advanced filter set that consists of more than 45,000 rules. Furthermore a media filter and privacy protection are part of this app, which prevent the download of unwanted streaming media and also prevent private data being sent to web pages.
"While ads are just clicked away when using a regular computer with a big screen, they can be a real annoyance on a mobile devices. This is mainly for 2 reasons: the display is small enough already and doesn't leave much room for additional content, and ads also consume significant bandwidth, slowing down the whole process. Setting aside the increased loading time caused by ads, everybody without a flat rate is paying for ads that have never been asked for." explains Christian Schaffner, General Manager of Pilcrow AG.
The Peace of Mind Ad Blocker comes with a 4 button setup process and an additional whitelist. The whitelist allows to grant access for certain wbesites and service, exluding them from the filters that are set. This combination allows a very detailled tweaking and optimization of the ad and content blocker.
* Ad Blocker with advanced filter set, consisting of more than 45'000 rules
* Media blocker to prevent unwanted streams from beind loaded
* Privacy blocker to prevent web pages from storing privtae information
* User definable whitelist to allow access for certain sites
* Adjustable strength fo the pre-set filters
"It is a common thing for many ad blockers to sell spots on predefined, un-modifiable whitelists to allow ceretain companies to bypass ad blockers. While this allows to sell the exact tool twice, it feels to many customers like they have been betrayed. I fact, they are betrayed since they paid for a service that is partially disabled afterwards because somebody else is paying more. We call Peace of Mind an 'Ad and Content Blocker', and that's what it is, nothing more and nothing less. No extras, no backdoors, for nobody." as Christian Schaffner clearly states.
* iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPad mini and iPad Pro
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 0.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Peace of Mind 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, Pilcrow AG is an independent company founded in 2010 by Christian Schaffner. Pilcrows main focus is developing powerful, versatile applications for the Mac, iOS and AppleTV platforms. Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Pilcrow AG. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPad and AppleTV are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.