Sep 30 2011
I really like my 27″ iMac and how wonderful and simple that Safari, the built in web browser from Apple is. Back in the day on the PC they always stuck Internet Explorer on there and it never really was the browser of choice, everyone installed alternative browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Netscape Navigator, etc. just to get away from Microsofts evil browser. Safari just doesn’t feel like an evil app that the OS maker is forcing down your throat. From day one, the web has been pain free on the iMac – but as time went by i found some little things along the way that made it work even better.
AdBlock for Safari takes a great plugin that was developed for Firefox and brings it to the Safari browser. “Annoyed by adverts? Troubled by tracking? Bothered by banners? Install Adblock now to regain control of the internet and change the way that you view the web.” It really does make browsing the web easier and less filled with ads that you don’t need to see.
Ghostery does something similar, but takes it a little further – making your browsing experience maybe a little safer. “Ghostery sees the invisible web – tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons. Ghostery tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.”
Both are worth checking out!