GlimmerBlocker Alternatives

    GlimmerBlocker is described as 'The problem with other ad-blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or ApplicationEnhancer. This compromises the stability of Safari and very often create problems when Apple releases a new version of Safari' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GlimmerBlocker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Adblock Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GlimmerBlocker are AdGuard (Freemium, Open Source), Blokada (Free, Open Source), AdAway (Free, Open Source) and AdBlock (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 20, 2021

    1. A small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, an HTTP proxy, a proxy server). Polipo can be used in place of ad-filtering, privacy-enhancing proxies such as Junkbuster, Privoxy or WWWOFFLE.

      Discontinued

      From the official website, "Polipo is obsolete. When it was first written, Polipo was probably the best HTTP proxy available. Since then, the web protocols have changed, and Polipo hasn't kept up — it has no support for HTTP/2.0 or the WebSocket protocol. Polipo will no longer be maintained."

    2. Content blocker for iOS and OS X.
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    3. Block ads on the right side of the screen when using Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and Outlook.com which expand your message space Removes the ads and sponsored links and squeezes out the empty space left behind by other ad blockers to give you more room to write your messages.
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    4. Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP. Caching Improve your response time, while reducing server load and bandwidth needs by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages, images, and web service calls.
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    5. Shelblock is an extension that allows you to disable tracking, block unwanted ads and protects you from malware. More powerful than any other ad-blocker, it secures your navigation, your search browser and applications.


    6. Content blocker for Safari and iOS 9.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available and the app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the Appstore.

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    7. Better Pop Up Blocker improves the default pop up blockers for Google Chrome and Apple Safari by blocking pop up windows opened by javascript, & other annoyances like alert, prompt, and confirm boxes.
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    8. BlockParty - Safari Content Blocker for OSX. - Currently blocks content from annoying ad networks on all sites thereby loading pages super fast. - Useful for data-capped, international roaming connections. - Blocking rules are at RediffBlock/blockerList.json.
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    9. Proximodo is a loopback proxy server, seemingly a fork of proxomitron though likely abandonware. Unlike Proxomitron its developer is not existentially challenged. Additionally Proximodo can use Proxomitron filters. Unfortunately it does not support SSL connections.
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    10. Quero AdBlock IE XML is an InPrivate Filtering XML-based Ad Blocker for Internet Explorer 8 and Quero AdBlock IE TPL is an ad blocking Tracking Protection List (TPL) for Internet Explorer 9. Both are based on the Adblock Plus EasyList.
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