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NextDNS Alternatives

NextDNS is described as 'protects you from all kinds of security threats, blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps and provides a safe and supervised Internet for kids — on all devices and on all networks' and is a Ad Blocker in the network & admin category. There are more than 100 alternatives to NextDNS for a variety of platforms, including Android, Mac, iPhone, Android Tablet and Windows. The best alternative is uBlock Origin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NextDNS are AdGuard, Adblock Plus, Pi-hole and Blokada.

NextDNS alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be DNS Resolvers or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of NextDNS.
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Chrome OS
  • iPad
  • UC Browser
  • Vivaldi Browser
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Yandex.Browser
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Opera
  • Firefox
  • Online
  • BSD
  • OpenWrt
  • DD-WRT
  • Ubiquiti UniFi
  • pfSense
  • Alpine Linux

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  1. uBlock Origin icon

    uBlock Origin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Thunderbird
    • Opera
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • Node.JS

    An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

    ⚫︎ LightweightuBlock Origin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableuBlock Origin is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focuseduBlock Origin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersuBlock Origin has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeuBlock Origin supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    uBlock Origin is not a DNS service.

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    uBo is an Adblock browser extension not a DNS service.

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    It's a browser extension not a DNS Service

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  2. AdGuard icon

    AdGuard

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    AdGuard is the best way to get rid of intrusive ads and online tracking, and to protect your computer from malware. Make your web surfing faster, safer and more comfortable with AdGuard!.

    ⚫︎ Block TrackersAdGuard has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeAdGuard supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Very good app for blocking ads. Use it!
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    AdGuard is an Adblock browser extension not a DNS service.

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  3. Adblock Plus icon

    Adblock Plus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Internet Explorer
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to - among other things - block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingAdblock Plus will not track or use your personal data.
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    adblock is not a DNS service itself, it only uses DNS

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  4. Pi-hole icon

    Pi-hole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi

    Block ads for all your devices without the need to install client-side software. The Pi-hole blocks ads at the DNS-level, so all your devices are protected.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedPi-hole is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    The Web interface shows how many ads were blocked, a query log, and more.
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    The same in both purpose and method

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  5. Blokada icon

    Blokada

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid

    Blokada is the popular ad blocker and privacy app for Android and iOS. It's being supported and actively developed by the amazing open source community.

    ⚫︎ LightweightBlokada consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  6. Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc.

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    Discontinued

    The repository has been archived and the development has been stopped. https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uMatrix-issues/issues/291

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    uMatrix is Not a DNS service

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  7. 1.1.1.1 icon

    1.1.1.1

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    1.1.1.1 from CloudFlare is the fast and private way to browse the Internet. It is a public DNS resolver, but unlike most DNS resolvers, 1.1.1.1 is not selling user data to advertisers. The implementation of 1.1.1.1 makes it the fastest resolver out there.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focused1.1.1.1 is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Built-in VPN1.1.1.1 has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
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    A dns service - nothing else listed is

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    Doesn't block tracking or ads

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  8. AdAway icon

    AdAway

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    An ad blocker that uses the hosts file. The hosts file contains a list of mappings between hostnames and IP addresses. When an app requests an ad, that request is directed to 127.0.0.1 which does nothing.

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  9. AdBlock icon

    AdBlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox

    We built AdBlock to provide a worry-free and distraction-free Internet experience for everyone. It is used by tens of millions of users worldwide on all major browsers in more than 30 languages.

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  10. SponsorBlock icon

    SponsorBlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    SponsorBlock is an open-source crowdsourced browser extension and open API for skipping sponsor segments in YouTube videos.

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