[AdGuard for Safari] 1.3.3 Release

Discussion in 'Release Notes (Beta Versions)' started by TheHasagi, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. TheHasagi

    TheHasagi Quality Assurance / Support Commando Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    It took us a bit more than a month to update AdGuard for Safari from v1.1 to v1.2, and almost half a year to get to v1.3. As you know, if we do something for so long, it's probably going to be worth it. This time is not an exception: on top of multiple smallish but important changes and fixes, we have two big ones. First is the addition of standalone builds, including Beta build. Second is even cooler: AG for Safari now supports advanced ad blocking rules, and this is very unusual for Safari ad blockers (thanks, Apple restrictions). In fact, AdGuard is the only one who does it. Enough talk, update to v1.3 and see for yourself.

    [Added] Release and Beta standalone builds for AdGuard for Safari #153
    AdGuard for Safari has quickly become a real member of AdGuard product family. And what is a better initiation rite for an app than getting its own beta channel? That's right, you can now get an early access to all AG for Safari updates. How do you do it? You go to GitHub, open the latest beta version there and download the beta archive. Notice that there's another one: a release standalone build (its identical to the App Store one but is distributed via GitHub).

    WARNING: Installing either of the standalone builds on top of the App Store version will lose you all current settings, so make sure to save all your custom rules beforehand.

    [Added] Advanced blocking rules in Safari #114
    As you probably know, Apple is always eager to restrict something when it comes to ad blockers. Safari ad blocking extensions are one of the primary targets, thanks to Apple limitations it is non-trivial for them to support some of the more advanced filtering syntax. In particular, JS and ExtCSS rules. But we managed, and proud to say that AG for Safari will provide an even higher ad blocking quality than before.

    Ad blocking
    • [Added] An option to mark custom filters as "Trusted" to get access to advanced ad blocking rules #156
    • [Changed] Safari filter incorporated into Base filter and marked as obsolete #137
    • [Fixed] Adding Custom filter is broken #164
    • [Fixed] Some JS and CSS rules don't work #144
    • [Improved] ExtendedCss has been updated #138
    UI
    • [Added] "Сheck for updates" button to the standalone build menu #154
    • [Changed] Clicking on "About" in the tray menu now opens "About" section of UI #155
    • [Changed] Translations have been updated
    • [Fixed] AdGuard for Safari window doesn't open from Applications/Launchpad #118
    • [Fixed] Custom filter rules count is displayed incorrectly #157
    • [Fixed] Filter updates notifications are missing #166
    • [Fixed] Filters update notification mentions only one filter #116
    • [Fixed] The description of Safari extension #181
    • [Fixed] Total rules count is displayed as zero right after the installation #173
    • [Improved] Titles of custom filters can be modified now #143
    Other
    • [Fixed] “Launch AdGuard for Safari at Login” option doesn't work #127
    • [Fixed] AdGuard crashes sometimes #170
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