SpeedManiac
SpeedManiac
1.7.1

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SpeedManiac1.7.1

18 December 2006

Block large ad graphics/flash on the web.

Overview

SpeedManiac is a website banner blocking solution. By preventing some ads or graphics from downloading in the first place, Web pages will load signifigantly faster for you, some in half the time they used to. If you change your mind and want to load a Web page in full, simply hold down the option or shift key while the page loads.

Features:

  • Option to block graphics of a certain size (1 - 30K) if not already loaded.
  • Option to block ad sites. We have almost 1600 ad sites blocked. Even google ads.
  • Option to block flash animations.
  • Option to block all graphics (useful in certain cases).
  • You can now edit the list of sites/graphics that are blocked.
  • DNS caching
  • Auto rezising of buffers to match server speeds and files being downloaded
  • Up to 40 simultaneous threads
  • HTTP 1.1 compliant with Keep alive connections
  • Run at login.
  • Enable/Disable filtering with Option-Command-. (period)
  • Always free upgrades.
  • Check for new versions of the software.
  • Automatic configuration.
  • Universal binary

What's new in SpeedManiac

Version 1.7.1:
  • If SmartCrashReports from Unsanity is available, register with it and use to report any crashes.
  • Removed our favorite Shareware sites from the block ad list.
  • If a connection fails, retry at least one more time.

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How would you rate SpeedManiac app?

17 Reviews of SpeedManiac

2.5
Griz
07 June 2003
Version: 1.1

Most helpful

It may work but I was unable to get on to any web site. Seems it needs more work. I had to remove it.
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Ricardo-Batista
18 December 2006
Version: 1.7
From the developer: Obviously this program raises certain issues, the freedom of users to block ads and the way web sites actually make their money which is through advertising. If you feel like trying this program then great, it does remove a lot of ads on web sites and gives you a choice of when you want to see ads. For people with dialup connections this can be a huge difference on their internet experience. A proxy server is not an easy thing to do, it is actually a very complicated piece of software and SpeedManiac has features like DNS caching using multi-node B-Trees, tight code for speed, 40 simultaneous threads, removal of graphics that meet a certain criteria as set by the user, auto re-sizing of buffers according to file type and server speed and much more. When reading reviews, consider the source and any possible reasons behind a terrible review. Decide for yourself. Thank you. -- Ricardo Batista http://www.batista.org
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Ben-marko
15 December 2006
Version: 1.7
I still prefer Saft, it's only 8 bucks, and does tons more to boot.
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Eric-Caldwell
15 December 2006
Version: 1.7
This product falls way short of what SafariBlock offers now and PithHelmet (which doesn't want to work properly these days) which has white listing for sites you do want to see ads for. Plus both are free. A drop in price with the abilities these two have and I might buy.
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Anonymous
03 May 2005
Version: 1.6
Very bad news, installed it, and then cannot go to many websites. They are blocked ! I removed speedmaniac, and still cannot access the websites ! Did repair autorisations, but still can't access many websites ! What a piece of junk ! The author is asking 30 $ for that ? Even if he would give me 30 $ I would not use it...
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Anonymous
03 May 2005
Version: 1.6
All-riiiiiiiight! $30 for something you can get for free by using a decent browser and installing the right free mod(s).
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Anonymous
20 September 2004
Version: 1.5
$30 for something you can have for free in Firefox (via the Adblock extension)? What a joke!
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Anonymous
20 February 2004
Version: 1.43
I would rather use Firefox which has image blocking built in and disable the flash plugin.
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Anonymous
07 January 2004
Version: 1.42
PitHelmet may work OK, but it's only for Safari and when Safari gets updated PitHelmet brakes it. Apple advises against installing software that modifies their programs and has mentioned PitHelment in their support documens specifically. Privoxy requires expert users to install and configure, so thank you but I'll stick with SpeedManiac. You run it and works, it just works.
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1.5
Anonymous
07 January 2004
Version: 1.42
Why? Pith Helmet rules in this field. 29 bucks for this rubbish? Maybe a donation for $29 to any charity and write it off your taxes...you'll certainly be getting more for your money.
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Anonymous
05 November 2003
Version: 1.40
Privoxy http://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/
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153957
02 September 2003
Version: 1.39
bad stuff. i installed it... looked ... oké... but then it was supposed to close a proxy or something i dont know what happend but after i closed it EVERY website i tried to visit said: Can't connect to server (in safari) and iTMS didn't work, Mail, (internet) so i tried to restart my computer.. it didn't i had to use the power button on my Mac, after.. 10/15 minutes it was finally done, but still nothing worked.. so after my dad did some fancy stuff pre-binding and repairing stuff it finally worked (well.. my computer, i dumped SpeedManiac)
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Anonymous
03 August 2003
Version: 1.38
There was a bug in version 1.35 where the internet prefs file could be locked for a couple of seconds and that caused some trouble. We fixed that in 1.36
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Anonymous
27 July 2003
Version: 1.3.5
This thing did all kinds of weird stuff to my Mac. Deleted all my log-in items. Made things appear in my Dock that weren't there before. I dumped it. Had to repair permissions to get things back right.
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4.5
Anonymous
18 July 2003
Version: 1.3.3
Does what it says without having to launch apache and use it as your proxie. 10 bucks ain't bad and although pith helmet is excellent, it only works for safari and I can't use safari as it still has a ways to go before it is more than an 'end-home-user' curiosity. This works with all browsers I've tried. I would like to see more access into configuring the blocking behaviors but this is a nice start.
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Anna
10 July 2003
Version: 1.3.2
Ugh... that's what I use PithHelmet for in Safari. And PithHelmet is free. I dont want to pay $10 for an ad-blocker. That's wasted money. By the way, does another app by someone else have that very same icon... I think I've seen it before.
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Anonymous
12 June 2003
Version: 1.20
Dude, you probably put in the proxy settings wrong. Use 127.0.0.1 with port 1080
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2.5
Griz
07 June 2003
Version: 1.1
It may work but I was unable to get on to any web site. Seems it needs more work. I had to remove it.
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