A lightweight, privacy-based popup blocker.

An extension to dodge annoying popups without giving up your sensitive data.

About

Keep your data.

After tearing apart alternatives, I realized they send sensitive data (i.e., search history and form data such as credit card numbers and home addresses) back to sketchy API endpoints.

That's why I built Pophurdle to do all the blocking and processing in-house and only use anonymized analytical data to improve the product itself. I only ask for your email to send you updates once in a while (less than monthly).

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Browse interruption-free.

Even in the current age of the internet, most influential sites are riddled with popups and paywalls. It's time to say farewell. You can now also use your adblocker in peace.

Once you turn on autoblocking, Pophurdle will stop popups in their tracks on most of the sites you visit! Feel free to whitelist and report a site if it's acting up!

FAQ

(For most recent release - v1.5.0)

General:

🛠 How do I use this?

First, install it here. Click the icon in your browser when you're on any given website. Click allow popups if the website is broken or Pophurdle is giving you issues.

Report broken site if the website is not working with Pophurdle. If a website is playing hard to get with a popup, click hard block, which will remove cookies and js (Which will also log you out if you're signed in).

You can also click the settings cog on the popup once you've clicked the Pophurdle icon to customize it more, disable/enable autoblocking and notifications, etc. If you think something is missing, go to the icon and click the give feedback button or the request feature button on the settings page. Share it with friends if you like it!

🔔 How do I turn notifications on/off?

Go to settings by clicking the settings cog once you've clicked the icon in your browser. Then go under "Notifications Settings" and check or uncheck the checkbox.

🚫 How do I turn autoblocking on/off?

Go to settings by clicking the settings cog once you've clicked the icon in your browser. Then go under "Blocking Settings" and check or uncheck the checkbox.

⚙ How do I access settings?

Bruh moment. Go to settings by clicking the settings cog once you've clicked the icon in your browser.

💬 How do I share this with other people?

I love you.

Copy the link here. to send the store link or here for the main Pophudle site you're on. Thanks for the share! 💖

If you like it enough, please throw a five-star rating in the store.

📣 How do I give feedback?

Click the Pophurdle icon, then click give feedback or go into settings and hit the give feedback button. Fill out the form then submit it. Thanks!

🐛 How do I report a bug?

Click the Pophurdle icon, then go into settings and hit the report bug button. Fill out the form then submit it. Thanks!

🙋‍♀️ How do I request a feature?

Click the Pophurdle icon, then click give feedback or go into settings and the request feature button. Fill out the form then submit it. Thanks!

🛑 What are hard blocked sites?

Sites that you wish to remove js and cookies on and let Pophurdle go sicko mode on. Logs you out if you're logged in. It is what it is. Absolutely may break a website so remove it from the list in settings or click disable hardblock if it does. 

❎ What are the whitelisted sites?

Sites that Pophurdle does not run on. If you have reported a broken site, it will show up here. There are also hidden default whitelisted sites such as gmail.com.

⛔ What are the default blocked sites?

Edge-case, highly visited sites with evolving popups that are monitored closed by Pophurdle.



Troubleshooting:

📛 Why can't I log into [insert website name here]?

You have hard blocking enabled or the website did not mix well with the extension. Click the icon and disable hard blocking or if its a broken site, then click report site on the icon or on the Pophurdle notification.

🥴 A website is broken with autoblocking, what do I do?

Click report site on the Pophurdle notification or click the icon and tap report site.

🔗 Links don't work on a website with autoblock on, what do I do?

Click report site on the Pophurdle notification or click the icon and tap report site. Or if you dont wish to report it click allow popups button. If it persists it might be an issue that Pophurdle is not causing.



Privacy:

🐱‍🚀 What makes you different from the other blockers?

⚫ We supercharge your adblocker (ex. adblock, ublock origin)

⚫ We do processing in house and locally on your computer while the alternatives send more than just your browsing history to suspicious places. Some even send what you type into forms like sensitive info such as your home address, your credit card numbers, and etc.

⚫ Lightweight with low ram and cpu consumption.

💻 Do you collect my browsing history in a way that can identify me?

No. Pophurdle only knows the sites visited by users in bulk and is completely anonymized in all aspects of data collection to help improve the product but does NOT log individual users. It only logs site URLs and the number of popups blocked on them. It will collect other data like reports and etc to help make sure nothing is out of place when you visit a site.

💸 How do you make money without selling data?

There's a donate button (buy me a coffee) on the settings page (anything is appreciated). It's free because I could not find any suitable alternatives. It also doesn't cost anything for hosting thanks to the chrome store being the distributor of it. I don't want to know what disgusting stuff some people search, nor do I want to let advertisers know.

Pophurdle may have a subscription tier later on that helps pay a piece back to publishers for how much time you spend reading on their site in exchange for them not having a hard paywall or ads over their content.

📧 Why do you need my email when I install it?

Not gonna send you spam or sell your email address. It's only going to be used for very infrequent updates about the extension. Along with this, I can also contact you in case the extension gets an update rejected, which sometimes happens on the chrome store.