Four iOS Safari Extensions to Make the Web Less Annoying
Constant pop-ups, annoying forms, and frustrating website behaviors can make browsing and using the web an unpleasant experience. Thankfully on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, several Safari extensions help turn the experience around.
We've listed some Safari extensions that you may not have known about that can help remove annoyances and make a pleasant Safari experience.
No More Cookies
Users can choose whether they want to accept or reject advertising, functional, performance, and other cookies. The settings are applied universally to all websites.
Super Agent for Safari is free with no in-app subscription and can be found in the App Store.
'Open in App?' No Thanks.
Some websites with accompanying apps on the App Store love to bombard users with pop-ups and banners to push them to use their app rather than the website.
StopTheMadness, as the name suggests, is a general-purpose privacy protection extension with several nifty features. Within the extension's settings page, StopTheMadness includes several toggles that users can enable and disable, including:
- Bypassing Google's AMP webpages
- Protects the ability to copy, cut, and paste on websites
- Gets rid of link trackers and clickjacking in Google search results, and others
- Stop autoplaying videos
- Stop all audio and video on websites
StopTheMadness is a one-time purchase of $7.99 with no in-app subscription and can be found in the App Store.
Dark Mode For All
Spearheaded by the introduction of systemwide dark mode in iOS 13, many websites on the web now have the option of light and dark themes. For those websites that don’t have a dark mode option, however, there is a solution.
Noir is a Safari extension that automatically turns a website into dark mode, even if it doesn’t support it. Noir only kicks in if the website doesn’t have a native dark mode theme built-in. This can be especially helpful when your phone is in dark mode, but a website isn’t and you’re suddenly blinded by a bright white webpage.
Noir is a $2.99 purchase with no in-app subscription and can be found in the App Store.