Thank you for your review
Email me when discounted: 
Learn how MacUpdate Desktop makes installing apps from MacUpdate.com one-click easy.
Next time, install GlimmerBlocker with 1-click

Learn how MacUpdate Desktop can install apps on MacUpdate with the simple click of the Install apps with MacUpdate Desktop icon. Plus, keep all your apps updated.

GlimmerBlocker is a different kind of ad blocker. 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 creates problems when Apple releases a new version. GlimmerBlocker is implemented as an HTTP proxy, so the stability of Safari isn't compromised because it doesn't use any hacks. It is even compatible with all other browsers.

You'll always be able to upgrade Safari without breaking GlimmerBlocker (or waiting for a new release); and you'll be able to upgrade GlimmerBlocker more...

What's New

Version 1.6.6:
Bug fixes and better upgrader
  • Fix crasher when activating/de-activating GlimmerBlocker on some OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) systems. Reported by Alex K.
  • Use CONNECT/SOCKS etc for CONNECT requets when a site-wide proxy has been specified. Reported by Adam J.
  • Minor fixes:
    • Better log (in debug mode) when connect fails.
    • Fix syntax bug in more...


  • OS X 10.9 or later

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Create a collection and add  to it.
Like this app? Be the first to add it to a collection! Create a Collection by bringing together complementary apps that have a common theme or purpose, then share it and discover new collections!
Leave a Review

GlimmerBlocker User Discussion

To leave a comment, you need to be logged in.
Sort by: Time | Smiles
4 75


Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 58,076
Version Downloads 1,518
License Free
Date 17 Sep 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
download install purchase purchase