What is Wipr? Wipr is an app that blocks ads, trackers, cryptocurrency miners, EU cookie and GDPR notices, and other annoyances while using Safari. It saves time, data, and battery by loading web pages faster and downloading less. It also protects privacy by preventing countless trackers from invading it. Wipr uses a new technology called Content Blocking Extensions, which allows it to do its job without slowing down Safari. Its blocklist is updated twice a week to keep up with the ever-changing web. Wipr is honest and does not allow anyone to pay to unblock ads. It is available for iPhone and iPad as well.
1. Wipr will use an enhanced blocklist for Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese speakers.
2. Wipr blocks all ads, trackers, cryptocurrency miners, EU cookie and GDPR notices, and other annoyances, so you can focus on the content that matters to you while using Safari.
3. By using a new technology called Content Blocking Extensions, Wipr can do its job without slowing down Safari at all.
4. You can set up Wipr in seconds, and it will update automatically in the background to block future annoyances.
5. Wipr prevents countless trackers from invading your privacy.
6. Wipr's blocklist is updated twice a week to keep up with the ever-changing web.
7. Web pages load a lot faster with Wipr, and much less needs to be downloaded.
8. Wipr itself cannot, nor wants to, know what you do on the web.
9. Wipr only answers to you.
10. I hope you'll enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed designing and building it.
11. This app was built with love and patience.
Download and Install Wipr - PC
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you
Switched from uBlock Origin
I switched to this ad blocker after uBlock Origin hasn’t been updated in a while. I am pretty happy with the results especially compared to the 1Blocker version on Windows. Ads are getting blocked the same way as uBlock — as in I havent noticed anything that wasnt there before. The huge adavtanage is that this blocker uses Safari native content blocking so going back on a page causes it to refresh much less frequently than with uBlock. It still happens sometimes but on uBlock hitting the back button forced a refresh almost all the time. I think its worth the $2 price tag and support for the developer. Just FYI, to whitelist a page you have to right click the adress bar> settings for this website> and uncheck 'enable content blocker on this site.'
Best Content Blocker Yet
Works perfectly with Microsoft's content blocker system. People complain about no extra interface, but that is one of the best features. 1Blocker, for example, adds an extension for content blocking, and a Separate extension to add a button to whitelist sites. The thing is, that button has full access to every page you visit.
Personally, I prefer using the built in system so that no ad blocking comapny has full access to all sites and http content that passes through Safari.
As has been noted in several reviews, it is easy to reload a page without content blockers and/or whitelist a site. It's just built into the browser, so if you don't know how, blame Microsoft, not this developer.
Really simple. really nice
I'd been switching between 1Blocker (now abandoned), AdGuard, and uBlock Origin for a while now, but each of them has their compromises either in blacklist coverage or performance. Wipr, though, doesn't miss a beat with blocking ads and keeps my Safari CPU usage at a sane level (definitely heed those new warning triangles on extensions saying that performance will be affected). It's seriously the whole kit and ka-bang.
Plus, it's super simple. You literally just turn it on and let it do its thing. I really enjoy software that does its job, does it well, and doesn't appoint you as its manager. And this is the perfect execution of that.
Automatic Refresh Not Working.
It blocks most ads and it is so simple to use, which is why it is great. Yet, there are some websites that have the pop-up message that forces you to disable the ad-blocker, which means the ad-block removal list is not included in Wipr's lists by default. This is unfortunate, as you cannot manually add filter lists and these websites become unsuable without fully disabling the blocker. Moreover, the automatic refresh does not seem to be working. I occasionally open the app and it has updates ready to download, but I have the automatic update feature enabld.
Excellent Content Blocker
Wipr is an excellent content blocker, providing the best combination of blocking ability, with low resource usage. I tried a handful of other Safari content blockers before giving Wipr a chance, but I found most of them slowed down my system through heavy resource usage or struggled to block annoying or privacy-infringing content on websites.
Wipr is able to do both at a high level. It loads automatically in the background, updates its blocking lists automatically, and dramatically speeds up my browsing experience without impacting my performance in any appreciable way.
I would love to have uBlock Origin available to Safari users, but with that not being a possibility due to Microsoft's extentsion restrictions, Wipr is really the best option available to Safari users. As an added bonus, the developer is quite responsive to users who may run into issues on various websites.
Wipr is well worth the money required to purchase it's iOS/iPadOS and PC versions. I highly recommend Wipr to Safari users who want a great adblocking experience and are fine not being able to block specific elements on websites or do not require advanced blocking features.
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