App of the Week – AdBlock Plus
AdBlock Plus. Surf the web without annoying ads.
This weeks App of the Week is not an app but a browser extension. App or Browser Extension of the Week wasn’t a very snappy title though!
Ads are everywhere these days when you’re surfing the web. Banner ads, sidebar ads, autoplay videos, popup ads, ‘YOU ARE THE MILLIONTH VISITOR. CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’. It can make it difficult to read the content on a site and can ruin your surfing experience. They are pretty much universally hated; in the list of lovable things in the world, ads rank pretty far down. On TV, in movie theatres, in magazines and online, ads are forced upon us and are impossible to avoid. Except that’s not true online. Ad-blocking software can be used to filter out the stuff you don’t want to see, making for a happier web browsing experience.
What is adblocking?
Adblocking is a technology, which allows for blocking ads before they are loaded by the web browser. That means that you are saving bandwidth and the page is rendered faster within your browser.
AdBlock Plus (ABP)is a browser extension (a browser extension is a computer program that extends the functionality of a web browser in some way) that you download to add to your browser. It takes a couple of minutes but will completely change your browsing experience.
In the image above, you can see irishmirror.ie with and without ABP activated. The difference is pretty noticable! No intrusive ads, no autoplay videos, a clean and easy to read website.
After a while using Adblock, you’ll forget that ads even exist.
Name: AdBlock Plus
Category: Browser extension, web safety
Available: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Android, Opera and Safari
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Till next time.
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