Adblock for Safari

Category: 

Description of App: 

"AdBlock is the best thing that has happened to my Mac since Spaces."

-- Ole Henriksen,
co-founder of Borland "I'm often on the road and to speed up my browsing experience I use AdBlock so websites load extra-fast."

-- Matt Mullenweg,
founder of WordPress "I was so taken by the results of AdBlock that I'd keep turning it on and off just to see the ads disappear."

-- Bill R. "Safari is not useable without AdBlock. Period."

-- Jim W.
Have you ever wished you could get rid of those flashy banner ads? Well, now you can. AdBlock for Safari prevents ads from being downloaded, letting you enjoy a more peaceful web browsing experience.

Version: 

2.5.65

Free or Paid: 

Free

Version Of OS X App Was Tested On: 

10.8.4

Accessibility Comments: 

The interface has no problems. However, you do get some side effects when you're browsing (see other comments)

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

The ads are blocked fine and they are hidden from VO as well. However, on some sites, VoiceOver will fail to see when you navigate away from it, Most often when you go back with CMD-[, and you need to interact with the HTML content again to get it working properly. This issue is a bit annoying, but thankfully doesn't always happen. Pausing adblock from its menu in the toolbar does prevent it from happening.