OverApps

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Replace annoying web ads with fun web apps

OverApps lets Windows users replace ads on websites with web apps based around things the user is interested in. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to install
  • Program covers distracting ads that appear on webpages
  • Browse and update Twitter, Facebook and more while browsing the web
  • Works on Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome

CONS

  • Doesn't replace all ad sizes

Very good
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OverApps lets Windows users replace ads on websites with web apps based around things the user is interested in.

Browsing the internet can be a frustrating experience nowadays. It seems you can't go anywhere online without being assaulted by annoying ads embedded into your favorite web pages. In a way, this makes sense because the websites you're visiting are trying to make money. At the same time, too many ads can quickly become an annoying sensory overload.

How it works

If you want to ditch embedded ads, OverApps provides a neat solution. The next time you come across an ad you simply don't want to see anymore, OverApps can let you cover it up with an app you actually want to see. OverApps gives you the option to choose a variety of different apps to replace the ads in question. There's an app for Facebook, one for Twitter and even one for Flickr. If you'd prefer something less social, you can also choose apps that display top news stories, the weather and pictures of cats, for the more photographically inclined.

How to install

Installing OverApps is simple. OverApps is compatible with Windows XP and higher, and works in Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Every time you see an ad on a website you're viewing, you should also see a thin OverApps bar on top of it. Simply click the orange arrow and OverApps will begin its magic.

The first step is to choose what app you want to overlap the specific ad. Apps like Facebook and Twitter will require you to log in and give permission for OverApps to use your data to generate a feed where the ad once was. This is a short, easy process. Once done, you can enjoy a feed of whatever content you've chosen to view. In the case of Facebook and Twitter, you can even update your status directly from the OverApps box, which is really quite cool.

Unfortunately, OverApps doesn't work on every single ad you'll encounter. Leaderboard (728x90 pixels) and medium rectangle (300x250 pixels) ads are currently covered, but skyscraper ads of 160x600 are not. For a beta version, though, it's still pretty comprehensive coverage.

OverApps gives internet surfers an effective and creative option to nix the annoying embedded ads on the sites they visit most.

OverApps replaces ads with apps like Facebook, Twitter, & ESPN. Free download.

OverApps is the free browser add-on that lets you replace ads with apps like: Facebook, Twitter, TMZ, ESPN, Flickr, Chuck Norris, PandaCam, CNN & more. OverApps works on any website with ads and is compatible with Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Download OverApps for free now and have the web the way you want it.

— User reviews — about OverApps

  • Reviewer68LA

    by Reviewer68LA

    "OverApp"

    Saw this on L.A. early morning news, CH4. Figured I would give it a try and BAM! It works great. Fast download, works ju... More.

    reviewed on January 22, 2012

  • adhie87

    by adhie87

    "verry good media player"

    A Very Fast And Simple Browser Google Chrome is a very simple and fast browser. The moment you install it, it opens up ... More.

    reviewed on October 31, 2011