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Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: September 26, 2021 10:32PM
It seems like my facebook feed is just a constant stream of advertisements. What are your favorite ad blockers for OSX Safari and for IOS Safari? Hopefully that would work specifically for facebook.



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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: September 27, 2021 12:19AM
I’ve been trying IOS blockers and here is what I found:

Purify-I could not find a way to block ads while viewing Facebook in safari.

Adblock Pro-blocked Facebook ads but constantly tried to trick me into signing up for a reoccurring fee. It’s a very confusing app.

1Blocker-this also worked and was easier than Adblock Pro. It does have a reoccurring fee for all features but the base app seems to do what I want and it didn’t try to trick me. Unfortunately it doesn’t run on older OSX versions.

Wipr-Did not block Facebook ads in safari (but it did for Older OSX)

I would have preferred to use the same app on IOS and OSX but it didn’t work out so for now it’s 1Blocker on IOS and Wipr for OSX.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/27/2021 12:39AM by davemchine.
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 27, 2021 01:25AM
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davemchine
It seems like my facebook feed is just a constant stream of advertisements. What are your favorite ad blockers for OSX Safari and for IOS Safari? Hopefully that would work specifically for facebook.

I use 1blocker for both:

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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 27, 2021 05:46AM
[pi-hole.net]

for all your entire network, and pages will not complain that you use an ad blocker.
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: clay
Date: September 27, 2021 12:51PM
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space-time
[pi-hole.net]

for all your entire network, and pages will not complain that you use an ad blocker.

this is what I now do (for the past 2 years now) after using a variety of browser-based extensions. Works quite well. There are a handful of times when I need to temporarily disable it, but generally works without a hitch.
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 27, 2021 03:36PM
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space-time
[pi-hole.net]

for all your entire network, and pages will not complain that you use an ad blocker.

What do you use for your phone?
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 27, 2021 07:10PM
Firefox might seem to be the best ad blocker for Safari.
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: clay
Date: September 27, 2021 08:57PM
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Article Accelerator
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space-time
[pi-hole.net]

for all your entire network, and pages will not complain that you use an ad blocker.

What do you use for your phone?

When you're on the same network as your pi-hole, it works for ads on your phone as well. Doesn't solve the issue when you're on the road, though, just as it wouldn't with a computer that you take elsewhere.
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 28, 2021 01:37AM
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clay
When you're on the same network as your pi-hole, it works for ads on your phone as well. Doesn't solve the issue when you're on the road, though, just as it wouldn't with a computer that you take elsewhere.

I know. The question was slightly tongue-in-cheek. I'm actually curious though…
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 28, 2021 05:39AM
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Article Accelerator
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clay
When you're on the same network as your pi-hole, it works for ads on your phone as well. Doesn't solve the issue when you're on the road, though, just as it wouldn't with a computer that you take elsewhere.

I know. The question was slightly tongue-in-cheek. I'm actually curious though…

you can use VPN and use your own DNS (Pi-Hole) even on the road. I did set up VPN but I didn't try it yet.
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 28, 2021 02:38PM
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space-time
you can use VPN and use your own DNS (Pi-Hole) even on the road. I did set up VPN but I didn't try it yet.

Thanks, space-time.
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 28, 2021 06:36PM
[docs.pi-hole.net]

from the main page:

By pairing your Pi-hole with a VPN, you can have ad blocking on your cellular devices, helping with limited bandwidth data plans.



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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 29, 2021 01:04PM
and pages will not complain that you use an ad blocker


Wow, I did not know that.

It's a real selling point, as I often resort to Reader Mode (which I champion often) or Firefox (which I really dislike).

How about ads in YouTube videos?

That would be a huge plus, but I could live without it.

I assume (yes, I know) that it won't block all ads, as some are somehow engrained deeper in sites than others?






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Wow.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 29, 2021 01:16PM
That's just a liiiiittle out of my comfort zone.

Is there a hand-holding tutorial somewhere?

The homepage makes it look sort of simple, at first, but then devolves into a mixture of Greek and Klingon, to me.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Best ad blockers for Safari?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 29, 2021 02:49PM
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RAMd®d
How about ads in YouTube videos?

I'm running the latest version of 1blocker (Premium version) with 1blocker Scripts enabled. I do not get any ads on youtube anymore. It used to be a huge annoyance.
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