I have used and recommended Saft for years. While hesitant, I sprung for the upgrade to the Snow Leopard version when it was finally out of beta. This was a mistake.
With Glims now available for free, the only reason I wanted to get Saft back on my system was ad blocking. I am tired of seeing the same damned "I got ripped in 4 weeks" and countless Internet dating ads. I also had many years of carefully selected ad blocking patterns built up. Why am I so disappointed?
Saft ad blocking no longer works properly.
Oh, it works if you try to load a single image directly. You'll get a Safari dialog which describes how the image could not be loaded because Saft blocked the URL based on a given pattern. But there the ad sits in the middle of a web page, displayed as normal. This occurs through refresh, re-launch, cache reset, Saft settings wipe, and even a full Safari reset. As a Saft user for years, I know how it's supposed to work and it does not. For the record, this is with the SIMBL plug-in install, running Safari in 64 bit mode. (The other methods cripple Safari, and are not an option.)
Why not just report this to the developer? Because I have reported issues and asked questions in the past and I've learned that you may, or may not, get a reply weeks later, and it will rarely be more than one sentence which may, or may not, be relevant to the topic. In other words, the message is now "go away." Message received.
I would no longer recommend paying for Saft. Good luck navigating his web site if you wanted to. If you don't need ad blocking, definitely go with Glims for free.