Safari AdBlock

Version: 2.4.28 || Release Date: 2011-09-14 || License: GPL Developer: Burger Software | App Owner: martin_mystere

Block ads in Safari.

Safari AdBlock blocks ads in Safari. Safari AdBlock is meant to be extremely simple to use: there is nothing to configure, no filter list to manage, no regular expression, it just works out of the box!

Note: Safari AdBlock requires Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).

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For the folks wondering about whitelists, as of 3.2 (perhaps earlier) Safari Adblock does support whitelisting sites for which you do not want ads blocked. You can add whitelists in two ways:
1) Add a subscription to the URL location of your Adblock Plus format whitelist (i.e. "@@|<WHITELIST URL>"
2) Add individual rules on the "Custom Filters" tab of the Safari Adblock preference pane (part of your Safari Preferences)

I use #2 exclusively as there are only a few sites for which I want to disable adblocking. Adding a custom rule is done through a form which allows you to choose whether to block or unblock particular sites or elements. My custom filters consist entirely of sites that I want unblocked based on the beginning of URL (http://www.hulu.com for example), but yours could be more complicated and even include regular expressions.

Enter rules carefully! The default protocol for entering a rule is https: rather than http:, so you may have to change that via a dropdown menu. Also note whether the site you want unblocked starts with a www or not, for example Hulu URLs generally start with the www prefix. Advanced users could enter a regular express for a website that includes both the www-prefixed address and the website.com address (more simple-minded folk like myself can add the two sites separately).

SafariBlock is working much better for me, it has auto-updating rules which are compatible with AdBlock rules and it has a contextual menu for blocking images. I would not recommend SafariAdBlock because SafariBlock is better. http://osx.iusethis.com/app/safariblock

Works just perfectly, and that is to be respected in this bizarre time of epileptic "you have won" ads :)

works just fine with Safari 3 and Leopard, absolutely great

I would love to give it a try, as I love simple, one-purpose things, but: what is the real difference between this and PithHelmet, the adblocker I'm using right now?

Simple, sweet, & smooth. The only plugin I need. THIS THING ROCKS!!!

Great improvements over the last version. Kudos to the other for finally bringing a decent adblocking to Safari. I will use the it as soon as whitelisting should find its way into the program :)