I’ve recently grown frustrated with FireFox. A new “feature” basically ruined my browsing experience. So, I switched from being an occasional Safari user, to a full-time Safari user. I miss two things from FireFox, one is Rikaichan (which gives hovering translations to Japan webpages), and the other is Adblock Plus.
While there doesn’t appear to be any solution to my Japanese woes, that isn’t the case for Ad-block. After a bit of research I discovered Safari AdBlock. It has been very effective in keeping out all those ad that clutter websites— especially the infuriating fancy new animated ones that move all over the screen obscuring text.
I highly recommend it. Just make sure to have the lists auto-update. Oh, and you should also know that you’ll to reinstall it every time you update Safari. Even though the AdBlock tab still showed up in the Safari preferences after the update it wasn’t actually there.