After the last update Ghostery decided to not work neither of my devices (browser: Firefox, OS: Linux and Windows). So I thought it was time to replace with another addon. I chose Ublock Origin and I don’t regret my decision.
- it’s an open-source project and non-proprietary (remember Ghostery was acquired by Cliqz)
- a lot of settings you can play around
- more efficient than Ghostery (for a while Ghostery’s content filtering and especially it’s GUI quite laggy)
- 2-in-1 (I also removed Adblock Plus)
- element hiding functions (just like in Adblock Plus)
- in the element-hider mode I can’t see the page only object boxes
- harder to configure
- MAL can detect it and nag you (acquired by CraveOnline, MAL became a huge pain in the ass in that aspect)
- I’m hiding those stupid ad placeholders but with them other things are also hidden on MAL (like my friendlist etc.)
- GUI could be improved
If you are about to change then you will find Ublock Origin useful in my opinion.