When comparing AdBlock Plus vs A Photo Manager, the Slant community recommends AdBlock Plus for most people. In the question“What are the best open-source Android apps?” AdBlock Plus is ranked 5th while A Photo Manager is ranked 9th.
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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.
Pro Powerful geotagging/openstreetmap integration
A map shows where photos where taken. if you zoom in you see more details. Geotagging: select one or more photos + "set geo" + pick a point in the map ==> the selected images get that point. Filter images through the map: after selecting an area in the map (i.e. North Germany), the gallery will only show images from North Germany.
Pro It is free
Open-source, no ads, no user tracking.
Pro Can handle big image collections
15000+ images in 1000+ folders.
Pro Find photos by tags (aka keywords)
Pro Build in Vault mode
If enabled only selected/filtered Images can be seen. This allows you to savley hand over your android phone to someone else and allow him/her to view only those images in Gallery-View, Geographic-Map and Image-View that you have chosen before.
Pro Exif-Tag support (Edit and Find)
Pro Quick hirarchical folder navigation
Only folders that contain pictures are shown.
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.
Con It is not available on the Google Play Store
You have to download it via f-droid.org store.