Adblock Plus

Version: || Release Date: 2007-06-18 || License: Freeware Developer: Wladimir Palant | App Owner: spange

Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.

Right-click on a banner and choose "Adblock" from the context menu - the banner won't be downloaded again. Maybe even replace parts of the banner address with star symbols to block similar banners as well. Or you select a filter subscription when Adblock Plus starts up the first time, then even this simple task will usually be unnecessary: the filter subscription will block most advertisements fully automatically.

Works with:

Firefox Firefox: 1.5 – 3.0a6

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8 Opinions

1.0.1 is the latest version, but I couldn't find the effective date on the author's web site. Comment 3/26/09 Adblockers, fun things for Safari. Browser with built-in adblocker. Faster than Safari. Cool things for Camino.

roeme: just use PithHelmet.
Much better than AdBlock since it doesn't require any configuration or action to block ads.
Just works, havn't seen an ad in years.

kroc & nontroppo :

I agree with you, that it could potentially hurt the quality of this site, if people listed <b>all</b> of the little plugins and extensions for programs, for the sole purpose of simply showing them all...

But (!) thing is, I don't think they will. On the contrary, I think the purpose of iusethis should be to let the users give hints of just the <i>best of the best</i>, among the apps that they use. I mean, just because there are a tenfold or more Safari plugins, I for one, am not very tempted in posting about them all in here.

Speaking of which (Safari plugins for instance): where do you draw the line? Should eg. Safari plugins not be considered legitimate? In that case, how fair would it be to rule out super products like Saft, for instance? See where I'm getting at?

With all due respect, I think that people should continue to give hints about the software they love to use. And as far as listing products that are listed on other places... just look at MacUpdate; for all I know, they list about 98% of the apps on iusethis - the major difference being, <b>how</b> and for what <b>purpose</b> do they list the apps?

Sites such as, Mozilla, etc. focus on listing everything, whereas iusethis is more organic, or should I say, down to the point, where you can more or less easily target the apps' degree of quality, judging by their popularity in terms of people using them.

Anywho, that's just my take on this. In the end, it's probably up to Arne & Marcus to decide how they want the site to work. :)

kroc +1 please lets not start filling iusethis with extensions, widgets, gadgets, badgers and the like...

mozilla has an excellent site for extensions.

With all respect, this is a Firefox addon and doesn't belong on this site. Otherwise people could fill the database with the other thousands of Firefox add ons available, and Mozilla already has a site listing them.

roeme, try using safariplus and safariblock with safari. it is not exactly like adblock, but the combination is pretty damn effective.


I wish there would be something similar for Safari. In fact, this is the only thing that keeps me using Firefox on my Mac.