11+ Cool and Useful Plugins for Safari
While looking at the stats, 82% of SUBERAPPS readers are Mac users and a majority are Safari users. Today I’m going to share with you 11 cool and useful plugins to power up your Safari. I’m a Safari user myself and I use almost all of the plugins that are mentioned below:
1 – Safari 140 (Free)
The latest of them all. Safari 140 allows you to post to Twitter in less than 3 steps. Lets say you’ve just read an interesting article and wants to tweet about it, all you have to do is to hit Ctrl + T, Safari 140 grabs the title and shortens the link and ready for you to hit the “Post to Twitter” button.
2 – Inquisitor (Free)
- Speeds up your searches (Link)
Basically, Inquisitor shows you search suggestions and keywords as you type on Safari’s search bar skipping you a visit to Google’s page before hitting the page you’re searching for. Search results are displayed elegantly as a drop down.
3 – Glims (Free)
- More options for Safari (Link)
Glims adds a slew of options to customize Safari, proves to be the most useful and comprehensive of all plugins I can find for Safari. You can choose to add thumbnails to Google search results, search suggestions (much like Inquisitor), add favicons to tab labels (much like Firefox), auto closes download windows, keyword search from address bar, remember last session, always open links in new tab, full screen mode, just to name a few important ones.
4 – Stumbi (Donationware $2)
- Stumbleupon plugin for Safari (Link)
Stumbleupon users who uses Safari hate it when Firefox gets all the Stumbleupon love. Thanks to Stumbi, we can “thumbs up”, “thumbs down”, stumble upon websites all by using shortcut keys or the embedded buttons near the address bar.
5 – Delicious Safari ($10)
- Delicious for Safari (Link)
Delicious Safari lets you save websites to Delicious right from Safari, complete with suggested tags to tag your bookmark. There is also a “notes” field to record notes about the bookmark you’re about to send to Delicious. A menu bar item shows you recently bookmarked sites on your Delicious letting you visit them immediately, without having to login to Delicious’s website.
6 – 1Password ($39.95)
- Password / Login Manager (Link)
This is one app / plugin that I can’t live without. You might have already heard of it but if you haven’t, you need to at least try it. This app saves your logins on every login, the next time when you need to login to a specific site, all you need to do is hit a shortcut key Ctrl + , 1Password will login for you. 1Password also lets you manage your wallet items like credit cards, bank account numbers, software licenses, FTPs etc, and comes with an accompanying iPhone app to complete the experience.
7 – TabExposé ($6.30)
- Exposé for Safari Tabs (Link)
You like the native Mac OS X Exposé? What if you can also do that for all your open tabs in Exposé? TabExposé lets you do just that.
8 – Cooliris (Free)
- Browse images on a 3D Wall (Link)
Previously called PicLens, an awesome and fast way to view images rendered on a beautiful 3D wall for images on Flickr, Google Images, Facebook, Friendster, Deviantart, Yahoo images, My Space, PhotoBucket, Picasa Web Albums, Getty Images, YouTube, just to name a few popular ones. Here’s a current full list.
9 – Saft (Shareware $12)
- Feature rich Safari customization plugin (Link)
This plugin, much like Glims (no. 3) in my opinion, gives you a set of customization options to pimp your Safari. Other options not included with Glims includes Ad/Banner blocking with URL pattern matching, block flash animations, block images and plugins, kiosk mode, option to use Aqua Interface, sidebar etc.
10 – SafariStand (Free / Donationware)
- Convenient Sidebar support (Link)
SafariStand plants an optional sidebar on your Safari so that you can navigate and manage your tabs via thumbnails. A Stand Bar to manage your bookmarks, history etc. Stand Search to search your bookmarks and history, with Spotlight integration. This plugin also comes with various other options to customize Safari and the web pages that you visit.
11 – Safari Guardian (Free / Donationware)
- Prevents websites from auto resizing your browser (Link)
12 – Safari AdBlock (Free)
- Ad blocking plugin (Link)
Safari AdBlock, as obvious as the name suggest, blocks ads! Simple to use.
13 – Google Gears (Free)
- More features for Safari (Link)
Open source project that enables more powerful web applications, by adding new features to your web browser.
14 – Safari Microformats Plugin (Free)
- Microformats Plugin (Link)
The Safari Microformats plugin notifies you when the author of the website has published Microformats and allows you to easily import hCards and hCalendars in Address Book and iCal. This plugin was inspired by the idea and mockup of Jon Hicks.
15 – Click to Flash (Free)
- Blocks Flash Content (Link)
A webkit plugin to automatically block Flash content.
If you have any other plugins that wasn’t mentioned here, please feel free to add!