Call Blacklist is a simple Android app for blocking numbers and texts that works like a champ

Call Blacklist is a simple Android app for blocking numbers and texts that works like a champ
When it comes to Android apps (and most of everything in general), simplicity is the key. Or as the adorably grim saying goes, sometimes bare bones are all the bones you need. So take Call Blacklist for what it is - a simple, functional number & SMS-blocking app. It lets you block specific numbers (attaching notes to them so you know who's who in your blacklist), block private & unknown numbers (by default), block all numbers (for the socially deviant), clear blocked call logs (because logs exist so they can get deleted), and for the adventurous types with rooted smartphones, it offers a "Pick up then hang-up" option for blocking calls. Way to mess with people's minds, huh?

All of this delightfully simple call blocking functionality is synthesized in a three-tab Material Design interface. Not only does the app look good, it looks the part.

Call Blacklist is a free app on Google Play. It weighs in an unfathomable 100 kilobytes at that! By the way, it's also available as an Xposed module, if that suits you better.

Developer: GingerJuiceDownload: Android
Genre: ToolsPrice: Free (with in-app purchases)



1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Kinda suspicious as the app was launched only yesterday ... How do we know it works

3. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Nice notice and yes, you are right .

2. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i use "call blocker". it doesnt block sms, but it has a "white list" filter in addition to what this app has. so only numbers in white list can get through otherwise even people in contact book can't.

4. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Galaxy owners don't need to look among bloatwares for that ;) TW is not only about gimmicks.

5. HildyJ

Posts: 341; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

A few notes. SMS blocking is only for pre-KitKat phones. Pick up and hang up requires root. Other than that it executes endcall for numbers on your list so the call may go to voicemail. (From the developer's explanation)

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