Does anyone know of a thorough comparison between the goals, experience, effectivity, drawbacks, etc. of using Better locally on each Mac/iOS device and/or Pi-Hole in the local network for all connected devices?
Ooh, that looks interesting. Without investigating it in more detail, I’d say Better is probably differs positively because:
- No technical knowledge required to implement
- We have our own curated blocking rules
However, if you are savvy in this area, you could probably implement our blocking rules (they’re free and open) for Pi-Hole.
Note: I’ve not reviewed to see if Pi-Hole contains any hidden nasties, I’m basing this off a very quick browse of the homepage!
I’m not aware of comparisons of those two softwares … but you have to consider that Pi-Hole is a commodity for any device connected at home, since with its installation and configuration it works like a DNS for any device you have at home, with any browser installed on them.
Better, on the other hand, works only in Safari on a single device. And it’s up to you to install it.
The other main difference I see it’s the point 2 of @laura’s reply … and the level of trust you have for the Pi-Hole project and/or the Better project.
If you can run it at home (it works also on a Synology or Qnap “storage” machine) I suggest to run it… and having Better would be a great add for your iDevices.
Just my 0,02€