When comparing OwnCloud vs AdBlock Plus, the Slant community recommends AdBlock Plus for most people. In the question“What are the best open-source Android apps?” AdBlock Plus is ranked 4th while OwnCloud is ranked 9th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Open source software
Pro Allows selective sync
Desktop clients offer sync almost as versatile as dropbox.
Pro You have full control with your data
Only chose a provider or host it on your soho-server.
Pro Free & Open Source
Pro Blocks a wide selection of annoying ads
Video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.
Con Not plug and play as Dropbox etc
You may need some help installing it on your web space, though some providers offer free install server.
Con Users automatically opted in to whitelist
AdBlock+ has an automatic whitelist when installed that allows certain advertisers through the blocking mechanism. The fact that these advertisers pay for this privilege makes this particular scenario rife with conflict of interest.
Con Uses too much RAM
AdBlock+ tends to use a lot of memory, which has been documented in many use cases as well as admitted by AdBlock themselves. Considering there are alternatives out there that can block ads successfully with half the RAM usage as AdBlock, one has to wonder why this is a problem specific to AdBock.