Best Safari adblocker on macOS Mojave?

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  1. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

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    I thought Safari was meant to be good at blocking out adverts from websites but it seems Safari 12 is even worse unless sites are getting more parasitic over ad revenue at the expense of clean design and clear content.

    Is there anything out there safe to use for Safari that is recommended? Google returns lots of results but I don't know what to trust.
     
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  4. Wad12355 macrumors newbie

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    Adguard is the best (been using it for years), no ads what so ever + it works for Youtube well
     
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    It might be the best...


    ...when it becomes open source, so that anyone can look into its inner workings.
     
  6. archvile macrumors 6502

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    +1 for Wipr.

    Works on both macOS and iOS.

    Uses new content blocker format, as opposed to uBlock Origin, which means it can't read what websites you are visiting, it only applies the blocking rules to them.

    It also has whitelisting and an auto-update mechanism.
     
  7. Schranke macrumors 6502a

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    I use 1blocker, which also works on iOS. so creating a rule on my Mac applies it to my iPad and iPhone as well.
    Definitely the best adblocker I have used
     
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    That's what I use too, both in Safari (well, Safari Technology Preview) and Firefox. Works well.
     
  10. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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    what about Adblock Plus - they say they are better on IOS for now, but will catch up
    Adguard extension only is in alpha testing, should see some light next week
     
  11. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks guys, went with Wipr and so far so good.
     
  12. ericthered926 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah... I don't exactly trust them. I've had AdGuard on my phone for awhile, but they keep changing/removing features and functionality, and they recently stopped updating AdGuard Premium. The app itself doesn't update the filter lists, and in general it doesn't work very well.
     
  13. Vlad.E. Suspended

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    I’m using the older free version Wipr and it works well.
     
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    I can't find Adguard in Mac App Store. But I do have it installed on iOS devices.
     
  15. Wad12355 macrumors newbie

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    https://adguard.com/en/welcome.html It is useless for IOS due to the new Appstore policy but it is perfect for Mac
    --- Post Merged, Oct 5, 2018 ---
    One more thing), Adguard 1.2.1 for IOS works well... google how to downgrade it
     
  16. Vlad.E., Oct 5, 2018
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    Yeah I'm using the free version on both iOS devices. and it has tons of free options and blocks lists, which is great.

    I tried the free version 1.5.8 for Mac OS and I couldn't connect to Panera Bread Wifi....lol. Other wise it seems to be working ok. Too expensive though for Mac OS.
     
  17. purgatori_sakkara macrumors member

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    Thanks to those who suggested Wipr. I've been looking to ditch Adguard for a while now, because I have always disliked the way that the app overrides the browser's native SSL certificate signing with its own, but I never really gravitated to uBlock origin, either. Wipr seems like the perfect replacement for me.
     
  18. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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    Wipr is great, very unobtrusive and fast. I also use it on my iPhone.
     
  19. nn88 macrumors newbie

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    OP nothing is working on youtube. I've documented this in this thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/adblock-plus-not-working.2121621/
     
  20. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You can thank Apple for that. Not AdGuard’s fault.
     

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