Adblock Plus for Safari is a totally free ad blocker that allows you to block annoying ads on your favorite websites and video channels. Simply install the app, and see the web in a better way. No more pop-ups, banners or autoplay ads.
The Adblock Plus app for Mac supports great websites with Acceptable Ads (on by default). Don’t want to see any ads? Simply deactivate Acceptable Ads. You can also have the option to whitelist websites you trust.
This version comes with improved filter lists for better ad blocking functionality.
Ratings and Reviews
New framework seems to have performance issues
This version of ABP for the new Safari framework unfortuantely seems to kill performance on my computers. Maybe it’s partially related to them being a bit older (one is a Mid 2011 Mini, the other is a 2012 iMac), but with ABP enabled I can’t even open a new tab/window and type a URL into the bar and expect Safari to accept the input without having to hold down the return key until it goes or wait a minute after opening a new tab or window. I also noticed that using Twitter was jumpy and lagged even with simple typing, it felt like all the dynamic content it relies on was just struggling to be processed through whatever framework Apple is forcing. Hopefully the devloper can figure out the performance issues because it’s really, really bad now.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thank you for taking your time to review! We are indeed currently still adapting to Apple's recent changes and forced framework. This performance issue has been noted and we're working on fixing it with the next update. In the meantime, you can try to restart the Safari browser for a temporary fix. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any other issues!
why isn’t this working?
I have ABP and it wasn’t perfect but worked fairly well for my needs. Recently, it simply disappeared. (I see someone else said that could be from the latest iOS update, but I don’t have that on my desktop yet). When I tried to reinstall, it showed me two boxes to check. The way I read it, if you checked the box that said you wanted the icon visible in the toolbar, it would be able to read sensitive information of all kinds on any page. What good is an app of any kind that allows for that?!
As it was, with only the one box checked, it only blocked very few ads, and I was still getting requests from sites to be whitelisted without being able to fnd any way to do it. I’ve got all kinds of garage showing up on my Facebook page, and you guys have ruined what was a reasonable product. WHY?
Developer Response ,
Hi Rose! Thank you for your feedback! Since Apple made some changes recently, we are forced to work with their content blocking model instead of our own ad blocking engine. We know the situation is currently less than ideal, but we are actively working towards a solution. Stay tuned for future updates! In the meantime, feel free to send us example URLs of where you are having issues to email@example.com.
For those who think it doesn’t work...
You have to open the AdBlock Plus app (not just turn on the extensions in Safari) and turn off the “Allow Acceptable Ads” if you are still seeing ads. Of course, these are usually allowed because they’re non-intrusive, but just know that ABP does work, it just has some new fine tuning you may not be aware of. So if you truly can’t stand ads off in the sidebar of the web page that allows content providers to keep giving you free access to their site, go ahead and turn this feature off.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.