ClickToFlash for Mac

ClickToFlash for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 19 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.6b9
File Size:
623.44KB
Date Added:
April 01, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
9,926
Downloads Last Week:
22
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6.x
  • Safari 3 or higher
  • Editors' review

    ClickToFlash is a free plug-in for Safari that can--in the words of the developers--"block evil Adobe Flash...the scourge of the Web." Indeed, ClickToFlash does an excellent job of blocking unwanted Flash video while still letting you watch Flash when you want to, which can result in better browser performance, fewer crashes, cooler running temperatures (and hence lass fan noise), and in the case of laptops, longer battery usage (in both the short term and over the life of a battery).

    ClickToFlash is easy to install and use. Once installed, ClickToFlash blocks all Flash video, instead showing a gray box with the word "Flash" and small settings icon in the upper left corner wherever Flash would otherwise appear. You can then load the Flash video by just clicking the word "Flash," or you can access the settings and instruct ClickToFlash to load all Flash on the page or to add the video's source URL to a "whitelist" (so, for example, if you don't want ClickToFlash to ever block video from a site like YouTube or ESPN, you can just add that site to your whitelist and those videos will always load normally).

    This functionality alone makes ClickToFlash worth installing, but this app adds a couple extras, too: you can set ClickToFlash to always load higher-quality H.264 videos from YouTube (the format used for YouTube on the iPhone), or you can even set it to automatically load HD video when available.

    If you're ever annoyed by Flash videos while surfing the Web (especially processor-intensive ads), ClickToFlash will be a welcome addition to your browsing experience. If you're on a MacBook, ClickToFlash can also add to your effective battery life, making it definitely worth checking out.

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    All User Reviews
    • All Versions:

      4.5

      out of 19 votes

      • 5 star: 16
      • 4 star: 0
      • 3 star: 1
      • 2 star: 1
      • 1 star: 1
    • Current Version:

      5.0

      out of 6 votes

      • 5 star: 6
      • 4 star: 0
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 0
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    • 5 stars

      "Great program"

      October 11, 2011   |   By jmumaugh

      Version: ClickToFlash 1.6b9

      Pros

      Flash is held at bay unless I choose to turn it on. Teriffic!

      Cons

      There are no cons.

      Summary

      This may your best add-on for Safari!

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    • 5 stars

      "PERFECT program for controlling Flash!!!"

      January 28, 2011   |   By vcluck

      Version: ClickToFlash 1.6b9

      Pros

      Allows you to control what flash content you want to see or load!
      Easy to use
      Perfect in every way so far

      Cons

      there is no cons i have found so far!

      Summary

      Flash sucks, but this makes it much easier to deal with!

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    • 5 stars

      "this little add-on is absolutely brilliant. top marks"

      December 22, 2010   |   By r2wtrials

      Version: ClickToFlash 1.6b9

      Pros

      I am running osx 10.6.5 and safari 5.03 and it does exactly what it says on the tin. No flash adds or videos have got past it and viewing them is painless if i want to. One click on a youtube or vimeo video and it plays spot on.

      Cons

      No cons really, it took two safari restarts to kick in for some reason but other than that perfect so far.

      Summary

      Easy to load and configure, very good in operation and allows you to view anything you want in one click. Ideal.

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    • 5 stars

      "Best WebKit plugin ever!"

      September 09, 2010   |   By CyberSkull

      Version: ClickToFlash 1.6b9

      Pros

      Blocks Flash! :D

      Cons

      None, really.

      Summary

      ClickToFlash makes surfing in any WebKit based browser (Safari, Chrome, Vienna, Shiira, RealPlayer, etc.) a far more pleasant experience. Flash only loads when I bid it to, speeding up my surfing and blocking those annoying auto-playing video ads. Since I have installed it I have had fewer browser crashes (usually only when I have had to enable a flash movie) and my system performance is much better.

      I just can't recommend this enough!

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    • 5 stars

      "Safari now super fast!"

      July 02, 2010   |   By deopsy

      Version: ClickToFlash 1.6b9

      Pros

      Safari's performance improved dramatically after installing ClickToFlash. Web pages now load like lightning strikes! Simple, elegant and very effective.

      Cons

      None. This really is a perfectly rendered piece of software.

      Summary

      Simple, elegant and very effective. With Steve Jobs' very public opinion on Flash (he makes a compelling argument), perhaps Click2Flash should be incorporated into a future version of Safari.

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    • 5 stars

      "A Flash free experience"

      April 21, 2010   |   By sensualeye

      Version: ClickToFlash 1.6b9

      Pros

      ClickToFlash 1.6b9 enhances my web experience by blocking Flash apps which happen to mostly annoying ads. If I want to access a Flash function I just click the icon and activate it. Sweet!

      Cons

      No negatives yet.

      Summary

      For a better web experience get this App!

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