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
Some changes go unnoticed yet they make the product better. In this minor update we improved the rules converter, updated translations, and fixed several bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Good Set & Forget Ad Blocker
Clean, simple, and easy to understand. I use on my Mac as well as my iOS devices. Great Apple citizen. Recent updates have made this much easier to use via the built in system controls. Also a big handy feature for me is the ability to quickly, permanently block elements on a webpage just by selecting them, great for navigating poorly designed websites with elements that cover others especially on mobile. However 4 out of 5 times when a website won't work or load it's because this is blocking some linked script or tracking redirect, which is sometimes annoying, especially when you have to do it several times every time such a link is clicked, but the app is just doing its job of blocking sketchy connections that I don't want and that's more a fault of the web at large.
BEST Ad Blocker for Mojave
After upgrading to Mojave, I found Safari has completely changed its mechanism of extensions. All of my ad block plug-ins now only function in very limited manners (no filter setting, no element inspections etc.).
And I feel particularly annoyed -- I browse Chinese websites frequently, yet almost all ad blockers would never succeed in removing ads in foreign languages unless you set up filters manually. Yet as I said before, all most all ad blockers under Mojave are too succinct to offer such advanced features.
Thankfully, I finally found this lovely, amazing, elegant, useful, powerful AdGuard. The pre-installed language-specific filer lists are totally incredible.
To Mojave users, if you're reading this review, pls stop searching for other ad blockers. AdGuard is THE BEST!
AdGuard's configuration is rather confusing. If you're used to older-style ad blockers that put a button in the toolbar with status and settings, it's going to take some effort to figure this one out. It's not like that. You don't get any sort of direct feedback for your changes.
And in case you're wondering: yes, it's an "Electron" app, and yes, it comes with everything you hate about that.
It doesn't look or act like a normal Mac app. None of the usual keyboard shortcuts work. None of the controls look like normal controls. There's no search, or help. The menubar is empty, and there's no context menus. Scrolling doesn't work right. It doesn't even adjust the contents of the window when you resize it (and thus, no point in doing that). If you've used any Macintosh applications in the past 20 years, this app will probably drive you crazy.
It's also huge, for what it does. On disk, it's bigger than some web browsers! When running, it's only the second app on my system (after Safari, with lots of windows and videos open) which I've seen macOS report "is using significant energy". What on earth is it doing?
In 2020, sadly, if you visit a lot of webpages, you probably need something like this. Running AdGuard is better than looking at ads, but that's a low bar.
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- Adguard Software Limited
- 164.7 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.