AdBlocker: Pros & cons of native apps vs browser-based

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Yoms, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Yoms macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2016

    I've been searching for an AdBlocker for Safari and found a nice topic here.

    Disregarding price aspects, I'm wondering what are the pros and cons of a native app over a safari-based extension? Or do you any good article that explains this thoroughly?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. MacBH928 macrumors 68040


    May 17, 2008
    can't help you with safari, but I know the best is uBlockOrigin for Chrome and FireFox which you should check out...Firefox not Safari.
  3. adamh10 macrumors member


    Mar 20, 2009
    Bradford, ON, Canada
    Hi there,

    A native ad-blocker offers a few significant advantages. I use AdGuard for macOS (which is also available on iOS, Android, and Windows) which blocks ads at the network level - this means that ads are blocked before reaching your computer. What that means for you is that it blocks ads for any application - Safari, Chrome, Firefox, any browser, any app that displays ads (most useful on iOS/Android/mobile devices) - and not just Safari, like a Safari extension does. So various apps that display ads will also have those ads blocked. iOS apps/games showing ads, like news apps? It can block them too (mobile version), but the concept is the same for a native desktop app.

  4. Yoms thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2016
    Thanks for the clarification!

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