As had happened in the past, I became annoyed by the bar and
floating button at the bottom of the Medium page, which on such a
small screen used up a not-insignificant amount of the vertical
space. John Gruber had recently written about this in his post
Medium and the Scourge of Persistent Sharing Dickbars on
However, this time, something occurred to me: this was a Safari
view, so what if I had a Safari Content Blocker app that
removed these bars the same way ad-blocking apps remove ads
from web pages?
I went to my computer, started a new Xcode project, and a little
while later, I had a way to remove these from Medium’s pages on my
iPhone and iPad for good.
So good, so simple. This is the best dollar you’ll spend this month. Just $1 and poof, dozens and dozens of dickbars will just disappear from your reading experience.