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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 1.6.5:
  • Fixed problem with network settings not being activated when activating GlimmerBlocker. This made GlimmerBlocker unable to block ads when you reactivated GlimmerBlocker.
  • Complete new updater which will dramatically reduce the amount of data to download (for following updates).
  • Fixed bugs which made WebDav publishing dialog (and others) likely to hang or crash.
  • more...


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 56,420
Version Downloads 4,403
License Free
Date 01 Feb 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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