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GlimmerBlocker for Mac

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good BUT..."

    October 23, 2013  |   By Batt4Christ

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.7

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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...

    Summary

    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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  • 5.0 stars

    "great application"

    March 22, 2011  |   By ancorasudigiri

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.7

    Pros

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

    Cons

    let a white space where advertisement were supposed to be

    Summary

    you got to have this

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great ad-blocker, smooth and seamless operation"

    May 1, 2010  |   By CSUCenCali

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.4

    Pros

    It blocks pop ups with ease. i installed this when i got my macbook about a year ago and have seen little to no pop-ups. Installs easily and ive never had to adjust or calibrate it or anything.

    Cons

    sometimes it will stop pop-ups for tasks that you wish to have pop up that never do...

    Summary

    Certainly a lot better than my old pc runnin adware blocker, norton internet security, and firefox with addons all which were supposed to reduce this isse still let some pop ups through. This is one piece of software that will eliminate those unwanted pop-up annoyances for good!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Installs easily, works as advertised"

    January 21, 2010  |   By hawkster23B

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.4

    Pros

    Several sites were hanging up and failing to load, due to animated ads. I installed GlimmerBlocker and the problem disappeared immediately. Plus other sites that were loading before are now free from aggravating ads.

    Cons

    So far, I have found no downside to this software.

    Summary

    Over time, I guess I became used to having increasingly obnoxious ads on websites of all kinds. But when Safari starting hanging up regularly on sites loaded with ads, I decided to look for a solution. A quick search led me to GlimmerBlocker, and short reviews of the software indicated that this might solve the problem.

    I have a new iMac 27 Quad and I was hesitant to install anything that might hamper its performance or conflict with the with OS. But I took a shot with GlimmerBlocker and was extremely satisfied. I wish I had installed this weeks ago.

    Installation was extremely fast and simple. The default setup seems to be solving all the safari download problems, so I have had no need to modify the settings.

    I can now load websites, such as appleinsider, that would hang up 4 out of 5 times, with one or two items failing to load, usually "doubleclick.net" sites.

    If you truly want to minimize all ad problems and unwanted traffic, then I can't say if this program is the ultimate answer. But if you want to eliminate the most annoying ads, and make safari work for you, give GlimmerBlocker a try.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I tried the others and no joy..."

    October 28, 2009  |   By Gennx30

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    what a feeling of relief when videos that I post which are copyright flagged-if they dont pull them-then they put a popup ad for Amazon on them; I feel that
    For FREE;
    I am providing high quality content for YT-TV stations have to pay to get programs, ya know
    I am doing free publicy and promotion for the record company and group by making a video
    all for art and personal satisfaction and no life
    So how irksome to see ads pop up over my titles
    and now NOT ONE of them pops up-in fact the ad flag and Amazon pull down menu is gone!!!

    5 cheers for Glimmer!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This is my new ad blocker"

    October 7, 2009  |   By rskinner

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've used GlimmerBlocker off and on for a couple years, but was a loyal PithHelmet user, so I never switched until recently. GlimmerBlocker does not slow down Safari at all, which was the motivating factor in the switch. It hasn't caught as many ads as PH, but the offending ad sites can easily be added to GlimmerBlocker's black list. Adding sites is easy.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works fine"

    October 6, 2009  |   By supercrisp1

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.4.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This product replaces my previous ad blocker and URL shortcut add-ons, SafariBlock and Sogudi. When Apple gave input managers the heave-ho, I had to find something else, and this was the only free option. So I tried it. It's perfect. It's easy to configure, and the ads it chooses to block seem to be reasonable. I still get ads, but the annoying or NSFW ones aren't there anymore. If that's not good enough, you can configure it to block more ads. I recommend trying it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Way too problematic"

    May 14, 2009  |   By Kudrabar

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.3.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    After 2 months, I'm uninstalling GlimmerBlocker. It just causes too many problems, not only with Safari 3.2.1, but with other Internet apps as well. I have no time to list them all now, but I did want to add my low rating in order to warn others who would consider this app: It does effectively block ads in Safari, but the tradeoff is not worth that functionality.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Blocks Podcasts in iTunes"

    March 12, 2009  |   By WhiteDog

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.3.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I tried GlimmerBlocker today. It did fine blocking ads in Safari, but it also prevented me from downloading podcasts in iTunes. Ugh! There may be a way to change the settings so this does not happen, but it's hardly worth the time to troubleshoot the issue. If blocking podcasts is a default behavior, I can only wonder what other hidden impacts GB will have. PithHelmet may "hack" Safari, but it does not have unintended system-wide consequences. I'll just have to wait for it to be updated for Safari 4.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BEST AD BLOCKER ON OS X"

    January 24, 2009  |   By badtzjunk

    Version: GlimmerBlocker 1.3.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Absolutely the best ad-blocker I've used, and I've used them all! Adblock/PithHelmet are hacks into Safari, and potentially breaks with every Safari upgrade. I've tried using a stylesheet, those are ugly and annoying to update.

    Then comes GlimmerBlocker, installed as a System Preference! The default subscriptions work beautifully, and you can make your own custom filters! The best part for me is that I've been able to produce my own filters, then host them on my webDAV server for others (friends/family) to subscribe to in their GlimmerBlocker!

    This makes sharing filters easy as pie!!!! The author unfortunately is not currently taking donations, and the app is free! Very responsive, and has fixed every single issue I've had with it (compatibility issues with iSpQ and a few minor glitches); for my purposes, this app is now bug free! :)

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