Software Tuning: Browser Extension
Indispensable Extensions for Safari, Firefox and Chrome
1Blocker for Safari
Developer: Salavat Khanov
Purchase price: Free version and various premium licenses including e.g. 5.49 EUR/year
Rating: ***** 5 Stars
Date of purchase: 27.04.2018 for 5.49 EUR
Trial subscription: 30.10.2019 Premium 1 year free of charge
Annual subscription: 30.10.2020 Premium 5.49 EUR
I've been using 1Blocker on the iPhone since April 2018, so of course as soon as I started using my MacBook Air on May 18, 2020, I downloaded and installed 1Blocker from the App Store (and then Strongbox).
Compatibility: Requires macOS 10.15 or later, 64-bit processor
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese
Functionality: With 1Blocker, you can block intrusive ads, sneaky trackers, and annoying items on websites. With 1Blocker, you can navigate the online world safely and enjoy websites without distractions.
- reliably blocks annoying advertisements, trackers, pop-ups, cookie notifications and comments
- saves battery capacity, data volume and time
- protects you online
- improves your productivity
Test conclusion: must have!
Developer: Giorgio Maone
Date of purchase: for free, used for many years (and donated twice in the past)
Rating: ***** 5 stars
Compatibility: System running Firefox
Best possible security for your browser!
For websites prepared for this purpose, loading the website is sufficient to infect your computer if a suitable security hole is exploited (installed anti-virus software offers little protection; but the combination of NoScript and common sense provides a high level of security).
Conclusion: must have!
Security experts recommend Firefox as web browser because of its easy to handle plug-ins like NoScript to make Surfing the Web more secure.
ScriptSafe is an extension for the web browsers Google Chrome and SRWare Iron that blocks active content on web pages.
Comparable to NoScript for Mozilla Firefox (see above).
I mention this only for the sake of completeness, since I prefer Firefox with NoScript on Windows computers and Safari with 1Blocker on the Apple iPhone.