AdBlock for Safari 4+

Block Ads. Browse Better‪.‬

Adblock Inc.

    • 4.5 • 4.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



AdBlock has been downloaded more than 350 million times and is used by more than 65 million people worldwide. Now, AdBlock has created a powerful ad blocker that’s available as a Mac app.

AdBlock for Safari is a powerful and simple-to-use ad blocker. It stops annoying pop-ups, removes autoplay video ads, and blocks obnoxious audio ads. It also gives you control over which ads you see and what websites you support. You can tell AdBlock to stop working on certain websites, allow ads on sites you want to support, and get easy access to a comprehensive library of customer support information to help you get the most out of your AdBlock app.

It’s easy to install and free to use. Give it a try!


Block ads on the websites you visit, including Facebook, YouTube, and millions of others sites. This protects you from annoying and intrusive ads that distract you from the stories you are trying to read

Speed up your browsing by filtering out unwanted content with Apple’s powerful Content Blocking API.

Enjoy a modern and easy to use interface with dark mode.

Access AdBlock VPN straight from the AdBlock for Safari app when you use both products.


One-click Pause allows you to stop AdBlock if a website prompts you to turn off your ad blocker.

Create custom allow lists to allow ads on specific sites of your choice, giving you more control over your browsing experience. This previously paid-for feature is now free!

Allow non-intrusive ads like Google search ads that aren’t annoying and help you find the items you’re looking for.

Get access to a library of hundreds of knowledge base articles that help you understand how ad blocking works, how to get the most out of AdBlock, and provides answers to commonly asked questions.

Email AdBlock’s help desk to get quick answers to problems you are facing.

We value your feedback and look forward to making the AdBlock Mac app the best ad blocker in Apple’s app store. If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to our team at or leave us a review here in the app store.

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

We're thrilled to bring you a fresh and improved AdBlock for Safari. With this update, we've added some exciting features and made important enhancements to elevate your browsing experience. Take a look at what's in store:

• New onboarding flow
• Option to hide dock icon
• Improved YouTube compatibility
• Updated content blocking filterlists

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Lazer Keyboard ,

Stopped Working

I've been using this specific adblock for years and although it works on some of the other machines I own it has stopped working as intended recently.

Every now and then an ad would slip by which a quick refresh would fix but now ads still pop up but are blacked out with audio still coming from the ads. I don't think this recent behaviour is deserving of anything less than 3 stars but imo is no longer that 5 star product I used to love.

ElleBlue3 ,

Not working well since last update still decent (and free!)

I use AdBlock and StopTheMadness, and I can't quite tell you which does what, but in the past few weeks I noticed that a site I visit often that has annoying ads that block content or require a click to go away are popping up there. 

Plus AdBlock always shows "no ads blocked today" but over 13k blocked in the past (number doesn't change) I always have it on and rarely if ever have to pause it. I've toggled it on and off, but it isn't working. The online help doesn't make sense - there is no setting icon - and no ability to whitelist. 

It was a great app that worked well. I'll try a little troubleshooting, but am likely to try a different (also free) ad blocker app preferably with a whitelist option.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thank you for reviewing. If you are still interested in troubleshooting, please reach out at so we can help get this resolved. --AdBlock Support

Vixyswillie ,

Good - but needs status indicator

EDIT: Developer indicated that Apple does not allow the AdBlock icon to change color when Active vs Inactive. That's frustrating but I'm grateful for the Developer's feedback. FYI Apple - a bit more Developer leniency would be helpful in cases like these to enhance the user experience.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: Works well for me - but why doesn't the icon gray out when I pause ad blocking? If I forget to turn it back on, the icon just remains blue and I forget that it's still paused. Please fix.

Developer Response ,

Hi, The blue icon is not something we can change -- Apple does not provide the functionality to gray out the icon if a app is active on a particular page. Because AdBlock is allowing ads, according to Apple, that means it's active. We wish we could change the behavior but we can't! Please do provide your feedback to Apple since this is something they can change. --AdBlock Support

App Privacy

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Data Linked to You

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  • Identifiers

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  • Contact Info

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