For an idea and an intent, this app has a great foundation. However, the execution is absolutely abysmal. DO NOT BUY THE YEAR-LONG SUBSCRIPTION TO START. The trial period of a month would have been worth the 7 bucks to find out I hated it. Instead I paid for the full year to really make sure I was committed to overcoming my porn problem but here I am a month later, 70 dollars poorer, and deleting the app and my subscription with no chance of a refund "to be fair to all users." What a load of crap. If you're confident in your product, you offer refunds for it - especially if it's just tech. I feel scammed by this app that I was hoping to use as a tool to help me in a difficult time in my life.
Functionality of my iPhone diminished by probably 50%. Hyperlinks in emails and text messages don't work because safari is disabled. You have to copy the link and paste it in their garbage browser.
The app crashes often.
Over half of the pages I click on are blocked and send as a report to my accountability partners. I thought I would like that aspect of this app, but 100% of the reports that were sent had nothing to do with porn. I was always texting people saying that I googled something innocent and the results page was blocked and flagged. That's right. When I just searched something as simple as quotes or scores to ballgames, the app blocked them. So I was texting my friends telling them about false alarms very, very often.
Doesn't send out 80% of flagged reports. Most of the time I texted my accountability partners, they hadn't even received (and didn't receive) any notification that a flag had been triggered. So it wouldn't let me view the innocent pages but it still wouldn't hold my accountable to my accountability partners.
THIS APP DOESN'T ALLOW ANY SAVING OF PICTURES. No copying or downloading any of the funny pictures that I love sharing with my friends and family. The app doesn't work in landscape mode (doesn't switch over) and doesn't let you zoom in or enlarge photos on google searches.
Overall, I am extremely frustrated by this app and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. If they got their act together and made it as easy to use as Safari (I know it's a tall order but that seems like it should be a benchmark in 2017) it would be worth the money. But that's 100% not the case.
I am very frustrated that I'm out 70 dollars for my subscription and I feel very scammed and that I was taken advantage of by their inability to give me a refund for their terrible service and tech. I would give it zero stars if I was able. STAY AWAY FROM THIS APP.
P.S. I'm assuming that because you're here, you are struggling with pornography. I will say that a month after telling my fiancé about my problem, God has worked in my life in UNBELIEVABLE ways. Sharing this secret with the absolute last person I wanted to share it with has been the most freeing experience I've ever had and I'm so much more confident in our upcoming marriage because of the grace of God and the grace of my fiancé. Don't keep these things in the dark, let someone know so God can do his thing. I still feel tempted but not nearly as often and not even close to as severely as it once was. Aside from hating this app, I don't feel like I need it anymore and I'm so grateful for that.
God bless! Good luck on your struggles and know that you're never alone. Don't limit God.
Doesn't Function *SCAM
Worst app I've ever downloaded. Hasn't functioned despite updates. Crashes instantly or can't load any webpages and freezes. Really upsetting considering the cost. It really is a scam.
Browser worked marginally well back in 2016 but now it won't load the home page is no longer functional.
By The Stozer
The app doesn't crash on me anymore when trying to go to a web page, but now it won't load anything. Whether trying to use a URL or the search bar, it does nothing and the URL immediately changes back to the home page that won't load. I try going to setting and it says I don't have internet connection, neither wifi nor data work. I'm keeping the app because it's still betting than being tempted by a different web browser but one day I would appreciate it if this one worked.
Not Functional - Please Update Soon
App was not functional, then it got better and now this update made it unusable. It literally won't load a web page. Crashes or freezes if I try to do anything at all - even type an address. Really tired of dealing with it. About to switch to another app.
I downloaded the update and it work for about a day. Now it won't load the home page or let me search anything. I reinstalled the app and it still didn't work.
I've been waiting for an update for a while. This update has fixed the crashing issue when I tried to go to new sites. It also added a homepage feature so that I'm not stuck with their homepage. Makes it a little easier to use in front of friends, at work or on my kids devices.
I had these guys for a year I paid for it and I never used it. The app has to have safari disabled man that kills any iOS device! Safari is a serious functioning part to any iOS device! It's like cutting its legs off! I went to use the app today on my iPad Air 2 with iOS 10 and it just closes after 5 seconds of being open. This app has not had an update in a very long time! This is a great ministry but they had terrible software for iOS! Please make this better! For the sake of all who are trying to stay pure!
Terrible app... When I let my phone die(like IPhones need to do here and there) I always have a 2-3 day time of not being able to use this app. I have emailed and been in contact with developed multiple times and each time saying "There should be an update soon!" That was 6-7 months ago... Will be switching soon.
It would be smarter just to ditch the smart phone than try to use this app. It would certainly be cheaper.
The 100+ 1-star reviews are completely earned, and I have not yet read a review that was exaggerated or inaccurate. I won't restate their problems.
If you are a professional looking to keep yourself free from pornography on your smart phone, find a different way to do it. This app limits your ability to use many of a smartphone's features which will not aid you in your vocation. Not to mention, I'm sure you will not make a great impression on any of your colleagues when you open your browser to show them a site and you have to have a discussion about using a pornblocker at work. Your boss isn't going to be fond of that.
X3 Watch sent me a form email when I contacted their support saying a new version had already been sent to Apple. No word on when that update will come other than "soon." Unless this promised update functions as a real browser, I will not be renewing with them at all.
By Daniel Forsythe
I was excited to try out this new app on my phone. I had the previous browser which was decent. However, I downloaded this just yesterday and am already completely fed up with it. It is incredibly inconvenient. I appreciate the goal of this ministry and support the vision entirely, seeing as countless men and women are in bondage in this area. Please seek to fix these issues.
X3 is a wonderful product and vitally important tool for Christian Internet accountability. The desktop program works beautifully, but this app is pretty weak.
The accountability is worth having it to me, but as a pastor that would love to use this product for my church, it needs to be better developed.