PithHelmet
PithHelmet
3.0b6

5.0

PithHelmet free download for Mac

PithHelmet

3.0b6
01 July 2010

Add powerful filters to Safari.

Overview

PithHelmet... Problem: I hate ads. Solution: Kill my television. Better Solution: Content-filter my Web pages...

The PithHelmet adds some basic but powerful content filtering to Apple's Safari browser. The basic purpose is to filter advertisements, but there are other potential uses as well (blocking Flash, Shockwave or horrible midi loops). This is just a quick hack on top of Apple's basic framework, but it seems to work rather effectively.

What's new in PithHelmet

Version 3.0b6:
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::mile::
14 November 2008

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The most recent version of Safari 3.2 (5525.26.12) keeps crashing with PithHelmet installed -- can you please, please fix this...?! All those ads...driving me nuts...!! Aaargh...!! Thanks in advance...!! :)
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Version 2.8.3a
Harv
20 July 2011
Might someone know if PH will be updated for Lion compatibility? And with AdBlock and the like, is it even necessary?
Like (3)
Version 3.0b6
2 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
06 October 2012
This appears to be abandonware @ this point.
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Cowicide
Cowicide
06 October 2012
And, on that note, one should use Extensions with Safari nowadays like the wonderful donationware, Safari AdBlock: http://macupdate.com/app/mac/26171/safari-adblock
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Smactron
22 November 2010
Is this compatible with the newly-released Safari 5.0.3?
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Version 3.0b6
Smactron
19 September 2010
Is PithHelmet 3.0b6 fully compatible with Safari 5.0.2? If so, I hope the developer releases another beta update soon with updated version compatibility strings so that end users can just run the updated installer instead of needing to mess around with plist files.
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Version 3.0b6
Jambaman
12 September 2010
I went thru the installation process MANY TIMES! Each time, installation was 'successful', for both SIMBL, and Pithhelmet. Neither SIMBL or Pithhelmet can be found!! Can't be opened either of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am using snow leopard mac os x. Anyone know why this is.
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Version 3.0b6
Smactron
01 August 2010
The developer doesn't have a comprehensive or frequently-updated blog so I was wondering if anyone know if he had plans to make this into a Safari Extension now that Safari 5.0.1 is out.
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Version 3.0b6
2 answer(s)
Smactron
Smactron
19 September 2010
I emailed the developer asking him this question and he said no.
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Version 3.0b6
Cowicide
Cowicide
26 October 2010
I guess this is dead then? Would the developer care to confirm or counter this and give us all who donated money some info please?
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Version 3.0b6
Harv
29 June 2010
While the above indicates the latest Beta is 3.0b3, a visit to the developer's site indicates it is 3.0b6 (as of 23 June 10). FWIW: On my C2D Intel iMac, OS 10.6.4, I have found the DL and install without issue, though Safari must still be run in 32-bit mode. Aside from that, no problems yet detected.
Like (2)
Version 3.0b3
sjk
26 June 2010
http://www.culater.net/software/PithHelmet/PithHelmet.php says: PithHelmet 3 now works with both Safari 4 and 5 running on both Leopard and Snow Leopard. • SIMBL-0.9.x (install first) • PithHelmet-3.0b6.pkg (released 2010-06-23) But if SIMBL-0.9.x (0.9.7a) still requires Snow Leopard then how can PH now work on Leopard?
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Version 3.0b3
2 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
05 August 2010
It's frustrating stuff like this that's making me desperately try to find another ad blocker. I don't understand how you can say it works with 10.5 when the simbl installer says it's on 10.6 compatible. This makes NO SENSE.
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Version 3.0b6
sjk
sjk
05 August 2010
Stating it's *compatible* with 10.6 isn't the same as stating it *requires* 10.6.
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Version 3.0b6
Smactron
21 June 2010
For what it's worth, when you install PithHelmet 3.0b4 and go to the "About PithHelmet…" menu bar item, it reports its version as 3.0b3.
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Version 3.0b3
sjk
18 June 2010
Reposting a variation of the question I've recently asked the developer: Anyone know if it's currently possible to use PithHelmet with Safari 5 on Leopard (PPC) systems? Seems that's (still) an unsupported combination but maybe I've overlooked something.
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Version 3.0b3
Macolyte
14 June 2010
Though it isn't here on Mac Update yet, the Safari 5 iteration Of PithHelmet 3 is available on the developer's site and works like the charm it is. I have been running PitHelmet for many years. Many years. It is hands down the most effective and manipulable content filter I've ever found. Yes, I've used Safari AdBlocker, and it doesn't come close. With PithHelmet I can seen absolutely nothing but the content I want to see on any site. Or, I can choose to see all of the ads, or all of a particular kind of ad. It's genius. With each Safari whole digit upgrade, theres a brief pause in PithHelmet availability while Mike does his magic to make everything compatible, and each time, I am stunned by the ad content on sites I visit regularly. No, I don't like this advertising paradigm on the internet. If I need to pay for access to content, I figure I can make that choice - and do, when the content provider lets me decide. I don't watch much broadcast tv, either.
Like (2)
Version 3.0b3
$10.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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