Ad blockers are very simple tools. Install it on your browser, and a huge majority of ads will no longer bother you in any way, shape or form. Useful though they may be, there’re some who feel that ad blockers are a tad bit boring.
Functionally speaking, CatBlock operates almost like a traditional ad blocker. However, instead of removing the ads altogether, this extension replaces said ads with pictures of cats instead.
Came across a particular cat picture that you like? Hovering over said picture will give you a link to the original photo, allowing you to build up your album of cat photos while browsing the internet.
Do you prefer your ad-blocking experience to be more… productive? If so, then V Energy AdNotes is the ad-blocker for you. Created with the intention of helping student with their studies, AdNotes is an ad blocker that replaces a webpage’s ads with notes of your own. Once the tool is installed, the user can access the extension’s page to customize their notes.
When the notes are in place, the extension would then replace the ads on a website with a randomly chosen note.
While AdNotes was created with students in mind, you can also use it to display other important information such as reminders, shopping lists, or more.
If inspiration is what you need, then Intently is the ad blocker for you. Previously covered by yours truly, Intently is an ad blocker that replaces the ads with inspirational images of its own.
Unlike other ad blockers mentioned in this article, Intently is unique in the sense that the user must first sign up to the service. Once they have an Intently account though, they’ll be able to browse the service’s rather huge library of images. Not all images on Intently are inspirational of course, as the service is also home to a rather huge library of scenery photos.
Intently also comes with an optional premium account feature for those who would like to have more pictures in their rotation.
Social Ads, Vintage Edition may be the most humorous out of all the ad blockers mentioned in this article. While the ad blockers mentioned above replace ads with something else entirely, this one swaps out the normal ads you see with old-school ones.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what old-school advertisements look like, Social Ads, Vintage Edition is the extension that you need. However, do note that this particular ad-blocker works only on Facebook at the moment, so this option isn’t exactly ideal for those who are looking for an ad-blocker that works across multiple websites.
All the ad blockers mentioned above are perfect for those who don’t like empty spaces on the websites they browse. Nevertheless, these adblocker alternatives are still distracting, so if focus is what you’re looking for, a traditional ad-blocker is still the best option.