GlimmerBlocker for Mac

GlimmerBlocker for Mac

Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 16 votes
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Date Added:
July 26, 2010
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC/Server/.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/Intel
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Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6
  • Editors' review

    Pop-up advertising impacts most users' Web browsing experience. GlimmerBlocker for Mac blocks most advertisements adequately, all while stopping the need for reinstallation after browser updates.

    Download of GlimmerBlocker for Mac completed quickly and the program installed as a separate application modified from the main computer preferences menu. Unlike other third-party ad blocking applications, this program is outside of the Web browser, itself, which prevents it from being deleted or modified when the browser updates. The application has no menu of its own during operations and works in the background to prevent animated ads from playing. Support for product updates is available and the application automatically checks for them at certain time intervals. The program's settings menu has a number of useful options, which allow the user to view blocking reports, add additional filtering, and track suspected Web pages. During our tests while web browsing, the program appeared to block relevant ads, and the history forms showed the different Web services that were blocked. While the program worked well, some of the advanced features would have been more useful with user instructions included.

    For those who need a pop-up ad blocker that works outside a Web browser, GlimmerBlocker for Mac performs well, although average Mac users may not be able to take advantage of its advanced features.

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      out of 16 votes

      • 5 star: 7
      • 4 star: 4
      • 3 star: 2
      • 2 star: 2
      • 1 star: 1
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      out of 3 votes

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

      "Does not work for safari 7.0.4"

      June 01, 2014   |   By tgxcyan

      Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.7


      None. Because it does not block anything on the latest safari 7.0.4


      Everything! doesn't block any single ads that Flash in-app ads.


      Waste of time. Don't download.

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    • 4 stars

      "Good BUT..."

      October 23, 2013   |   By Batt4Christ

      Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.7


      Does a good job of blocking stuff you don't want to see. Has lots of extra features and enhancements - many of which a lot of users may never want - thus they now have a "lite" version for those who don't want the extra stuff.


      This latest version (October 2013) has a new "feature" that is turned on by default when installed - the developer serves up their own ads! No warning about this behavior until you start visiting pages and get pop-over ads that you cannot figure where they come from.

      In Safari Preferences, Glims tab, Ads/Shopping - they have three settings available...


      I like this product, but am not thrilled with the no-warning inclusion of their own ads. Otherwise, seems to still be a solid product.

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    • 5 stars

      "great application"

      March 22, 2011   |   By ancorasudigiri

      Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.7


      block unnecessary advertisemts
      let alone necessary advertisements
      less cpu involved
      less bandwidth involved
      installation on the preferences panel


      let a white space where advertisement were supposed to be


      you got to have this

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