Banish for Safari by Alex Zamoshchin (Universal)
Released: Jul 8, 2022
Version: 1.12
Size: 1 MB
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Banish for Safari

Alex Zamoshchin
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Banish is an ultra-efficient Safari Extension that removes annoying 'Open in App' banners and other dark patterns on the web. Block annoying popups and save valuable screen real estate.

“Banish does one thing and does it well: it nukes dickpanels in Safari on iPhone and iPad”
— John Gruber, Daring Fireball

"The app proved incredibly useful. For instance, when on Quora, clicking a link to another Quora page would normally pop up a blocker that requires you to log in to continue navigating the website. With Banish, this pop-up was gone and you could use the site normally"
— Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Banish does not collect or store any of your data - nothing leaves your device.

The app performs the minimal, necessary changes to block popups and free up screen space.

It's as easy as downloading the app and enabling it in Safari settings. No maintenance needed.

Banish is written in Apple's latest programming paradigm Swift UI and Safari Extension functionality.

The app download is about one megabyte.

Q: Why am I still seeing banners at the top?
A: Banners will still appear at the top if you have those apps installed. They can't be removed because they're built into Safari. To get rid of those, uninstall those apps.

Q: Did I install it all the way?
A: Both the Content Blocker and the Extension need to be on and Banish needs to have permission for All Websites.

Q: Can Banish block newsletter & subscription popups or other annoyances?
A: Banish is focused on blocking 'Open in App' & Sign-In popups.

What's new in version 1.12
Thanks for using Banish. This release blocks more popups and annoying banners.

We're always working to make Safari better. If you're enjoying Banish, please consider leaving a review or rating!
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Banish for Safari is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + Banish for Safari is currently ranked #1 in paid Utilities apps for iPhone, as well as #2 in paid Utilities apps for iPad.
  • + It is also the 22nd most popular paid iPhone app, as well as the 37th most popular paid iPad app (all categories combined).
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