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Adblock Plus for Safari for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 21, 2015

Adblock Plus for Safari for Mac is designed to block ads from appearing on certain websites and with certain services in your Safari browser. While there are a handful of exceptions in how the app blocks ads, it generally works quite well in the background, without interfering with your general browsing experience.

Pros

Very easy installation process: After downloading the extension, run it and Adblock Plus will start blocking ads in Safari. There are no additional installation steps or extra software installed or run through your browser, making this an easy upgrade to make if you regularly browse content with Safari alone.

Quiet, background ad blocking: After installation, Adblock runs automatically in the background. Ads that would normally appear on the screen are replaced with white space. A small Adblock icon at the top of the browser will show notifications for any ads that are successfully blocked, and if you are on a site for which you want to see ads, you can turn it off only for that site.

Cons

There are some exceptions: Adblock doesn't work perfectly on all sites and services. There are some sites, such as Google, that have made exceptions with Adblock to show the ads there anyway. Additionally there are others that can recognize ad blocking software and won't show videos or content if it is blocked. You can always turn it off to access that content, but keep in mind that it's not a perfect solution.

Bottom Line

Even if it's not a perfect solution, Adblock Plus for Safari offers a solid, easy-to-use tool for your browser that will block a large number of ads on most sites. It's lightweight, requires no specific tech savvy, and runs quietly in the background, making it a perfect fit for most users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.8.3

Blocks Youtube ads, ads in the Facebook and Twitter feeds.

General

Release August 7, 2014
Date Added August 7, 2014
Version 1.8.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 19,632
Downloads Last Week 25
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Developer's Description

Browse the Internet without annoying ads with the best adblocker for Safari! Our free Safari adblocker blocks all YouTube ads, pop-ups, banners and even the ads in your Facebook and Twitter feeds. Adblock Plus is the world's most popular browser extension, used by tens of millions of users all around the world. Adblock Plus blocks all intrusive ads. Under default settings it supports websites and encourages better advertising by allowing non-annoying ads (you can change this). Adblock Plus for Safari automatically removes: YouTube ads, including 30-second, pre-roll ads Facebook ads Banners Pop-ups All other annoying ads The most popular adblocker is highly customizable and includes an option to block tracking and malware. Unlike other adblocking solutions for Mac OS X, Adblock Plus for Safari is the only tool that blocks all YouTube ads. It is also the only adblocker for Safari that shows how many ads you block in each site. Adblock Plus is also available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and also for Android. By supporting our Acceptable Ads initiative, you allow ads through which meet our criteria and are personally screened by us. By doing so, you support websites that rely on advertising but choose to do it in a non-intrusive way. This feature can be disabled at any time. Go to http://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads to find out more. Download Adblock Plus for Safari for free and browse the Internet without annoying ads!