A software application that can block ads from being displayed on your web browser.
Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.
I experimented with cliget during my replacing web browser components project. I was interested in replacing Greasemonkey and Stylish, Adblock (now I use Adblock Latitude), Change Referer Button, etc. While I did get it working, I didn't stick with it.
A password manager.
I found KeePassx while exploring replacing Firefox, and when looking at replacing web browser components. I wanted something cross-platform and open source.
Web browsers do too much.
Many of their features can be replaced with specialized software which does the job better.
Polipo + adzapper
While Replacing Firefox, I wanted to look into a solution for abstracting out advertisement blocking.
- Polipo makes downloading from file-hosting sites hang up regularly, starting at 15MB. May be a mis-configuration.
I have Firefox set up to let me type single words into the location bar to trigger its search feature. Polipo breaks this, trying to go to
http://keyword Multiple keywords work, so this is rather strange.
See also Ad-blocking with Polipo
Software > Proxies >
A small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, an HTTP proxy, a proxy server).
Software > Internet >
Downloader, BitTorrent, RSS, video player etc. I don't even know how to categorize this..