Best Free Ad Blockers
This is a list of my top 3 favorite free ad blockers in no particular order. I know how annoying ads can be, but these tools can help you eliminate them from your life. All of these are well known, trusted, and open source. If you have any recommendations for other great ad blockers, drop it in the comments section below.
Best Free Browser Extension Ad Blocker
uBlock Origin is the best browser extension-based ad blocker that I know of. It works with all major browsers like FireFox and Chrome. It is free and open-source. It’s also very lightweight, so it doesn’t eat up much of your RAM or CPU resources.
Best Free Android & iOS Ad Blocker
Blokada is the best free Android adblocker. It blocks ads device-wide by acting as a VPN. Blokada is open source. It also blocks trackers and malware.
Best Free Network Ad Blocker
Pi-hole is a lightweight network-based adblocker. It automatically blocks ads and malware on all devices connected to your home’s network. Pi-hole is more complicated to get running because it needs to be coupled with a Raspberry Pi or similar piece of hardware. While browser extension ad-blockers are great, they don’t compare to the versatility of a network-wide ad blocker like Pi-hole.