Adblock Plus for Safari is a totally free ad blocker that allows you to block annoying ads on your favorite websites and video channels. Simply install the app, and see the web in a better way. No more pop-ups, banners or autoplay ads.
The Adblock Plus app for Mac supports great websites with Acceptable Ads (on by default). Don’t want to see any ads? Simply deactivate Acceptable Ads. You can also have the option to whitelist websites you trust.
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ABP for Safari on macOS 2.1 is here and it’s all about new languages and filters.
- Ability to block localized ads with new filter lists for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Spanish languages
- Translated the app in the above languages for better user experience
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Ratings and Reviews
Works well but
After much research, I understand the issue with Apple changing the rules on the devs so they had to build this app from scratch. Works well for me so far, except for one annoying problem. I use Yahoo mail and it's not hiding the ad that appears in the top line of the inbox even with unchecking the Acceptable Ads box, which is super annoying. I know the devs are watching these reviews, so if someone can point me to an extension or something that will fix that, I'd appreciate it. Was using AdGuard and it fixed that problem, but that app behaves like spyware and is constantly running in the background even after you close Safari.
New framework seems to have performance issues
This version of ABP for the new Safari framework unfortuantely seems to kill performance on my computers. Maybe it’s partially related to them being a bit older (one is a Mid 2011 Mini, the other is a 2012 iMac), but with ABP enabled I can’t even open a new tab/window and type a URL into the bar and expect Safari to accept the input without having to hold down the return key until it goes or wait a minute after opening a new tab or window. I also noticed that using Twitter was jumpy and lagged even with simple typing, it felt like all the dynamic content it relies on was just struggling to be processed through whatever framework Apple is forcing. Hopefully the devloper can figure out the performance issues because it’s really, really bad now.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thank you for taking your time to review! We are indeed currently still adapting to Apple's recent changes and forced framework. This performance issue has been noted and we're working on fixing it with the next update. In the meantime, you can try to restart the Safari browser for a temporary fix. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com for any other issues!
why isn’t this working?
I have ABP and it wasn’t perfect but worked fairly well for my needs. Recently, it simply disappeared. (I see someone else said that could be from the latest iOS update, but I don’t have that on my desktop yet). When I tried to reinstall, it showed me two boxes to check. The way I read it, if you checked the box that said you wanted the icon visible in the toolbar, it would be able to read sensitive information of all kinds on any page. What good is an app of any kind that allows for that?!
As it was, with only the one box checked, it only blocked very few ads, and I was still getting requests from sites to be whitelisted without being able to fnd any way to do it. I’ve got all kinds of garage showing up on my Facebook page, and you guys have ruined what was a reasonable product. WHY?
Developer Response ,
Hi Rose! Thank you for your feedback! Since Apple made some changes recently, we are forced to work with their content blocking model instead of our own ad blocking engine. We know the situation is currently less than ideal, but we are actively working towards a solution. Stay tuned for future updates! In the meantime, feel free to send us example URLs of where you are having issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Eyeo GmbH
- 20.2 MB
macOS 10.12.6 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Eyeo GmbH
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.