More than 21,000,000 AdGuard users enjoy the better, faster, and safer Internet. The ad blocker extension clears all ads in Safari and fights data tracking to protect privacy.
Unlike other major ad blockers, AdGuard provides some extra features you are used to having with the traditional (now deprecated) extensions:
● Manage protection from Safari
● Choose among popular filter lists
● Add custom filter lists
● Create your own filtering rules
● Manual blocking tool
● Whitelist websites in one click
AdGuard for Safari is based on the Safari native content blocking API, which makes it lightning fast.
◈ Blocking Ads
Remove all kinds of ads from Safari browser easily. We have plenty of ad blocking filters and even an ability to manually remove ANY element on the page that you don't like.
◈ Blocking Trackers
Make your personal information protected by blocking known trackers.
◈ Blocking Annoyances
Tired of all the «Like» buttons and similar widgets infesting all of your frequented web pages? Just enable AdGuard "Social Media filter" and forget about them.
◈ Faster Browsing Speed
By preventing ads, annoyances, and trackers from loading when you visit a certain page, AdGuard makes browsing smoother and faster.
◈ Free and Open Source
AdGuard for Safari is a free and open source software. The source code is available on Github: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForSafari
In this update we have fixed various bugs and app crashes, and also made some changes in the interface and app translations.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Very pleased with this app but it has one issue
I have AdGuard on my iPhone so when macOS changed the way extensions work I went looking for a new ad-block app in the app store, I gave a few of them a try. I disliked most of them and then discovered AdGuard was available. Installed it, works great - same as on iOS but the macOS version of AdGuard has one issue that I don’t like. It leaves an icon in the system menu bar that seems to want to stay there as long as you want it running in Safari. There doesn’t seem to be way to hide it other than quitting the app which obviously then stops blocking ads in Safari, defeating the purpose.
For comparison, all the other new adblock extensions that I’ve tried from the Mac App Store, none of them leave icons in the menu bar. So it’s a little strange that AdGuard can’t operate without it. Hope they figure out a way to fix this soon.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review! Here is the task for future updates: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdGuardForSafari/issues/84
For Safari 12 uBlock Origin remains the best
For Safari 13 you have to fall back to 2nd best, I think this is it. Not on on par with UBO but Apple limiths the way Safari 13 extensions are handled. Not as light, more intrusive but gets most of the job done.
While this new Adguard app does provide for some customization that other similar apps do not --for example, there are a number of filter lists to choose from and lists can also be added by the user --it unfortunately does not attempt to go beyond the 500,00 rule limit imposed by Apple on Content Blockers. Other apps have managed to do this (ex. Wipr). So one is left with the option to only use a limited number of lists. It would also be helpful if the developers would allow the user to manually add the name of a filter list in the 'Custom' section. More often than not, the names are not displayed and the user has no way of knowing which list is which. The app installs two components in Safari --the actual blocker which tells Safari what to block and cannot see browsing information --and an extension to control the app (which does have access to browsing information (in the same way that the now deprecated extensions had before in Safari --and do in other browsers).
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the review. We will think about this feature.
- Adguard Software Limited
- 76.7 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.