Software Tuning: Browser Extensions

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 have been using 1Blocker on the iPhone since April 2018 and am very satisfied with it! That's why the first thing I did when I got my new MacBook Air on 18.05.2020 was to download and install 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!

I have seen almost no advertising since using 1Blocker. It seems to me that there are no more ad-littered websites. smiley

enlightened1Blocker is also available for your iPhone!

NoScript for Mozilla Firefox

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

NoScript is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser that blocks active content on web pages.

Functionality: Allow only sites you trust to run active content – this protects you against XSS and clickjacking attacks, «Spectre», «Meltdown» and other JavaScript vulnerabilities.

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.

Keyword list: Extensions, Software: Web Browser Plug-ins