Safari plugins for Mac users are like apps for iPhone users – a few make your job easier, but most just help you have more fun while you surf. Mix productivity with pleasure by installing these plugins on your Safari browser and knock yourself out with easier ways to view images and search for your favorite actresses.
- Glims: Did you just accidentally close out of Safari when you meant to maximize the window? Did you close some tabs you can’t get back because you have history turned off? Not a problem. Install Glims, and you can restore your tabs and lost browsing sessions.
- Inquisitor: You might love or hate the auto-complete function on browsers, but in case you love it, install Inquisitor. This one’s like Glims, only its sole purpose is to auto-complete your searches.
- Safari AdBlock: Okay, so Macs are supposed to be perfectly virus-free, right? That may be, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get pop-ups while browsing. One of the best Safari plugins is Safari AdBlock, which amps up browsing speed and helps keep those pesky talking ads from cutting into your music.
- PicLens: Want to see Flickr models in larger-than-life resolution? Well, you can’t get them larger than your screen, but you can blow them up to a true full-screen resolution with PicLens whenever you’re on sites like Flickr or Facebook that have image searches.
- FLVR: Save your favorite YouTube videos to iTunes with the trial and paid versions of this app. It will download and convert the video into an iTunes-friendly format, just for you. You’re welcome.
- Red Snapper: Need a screenshot of a website? Safari plugins like Red Snapper make you pay a little bit for this functionality, but it can be pretty helpful if you need pictures of your screen for future reference, especially when it’s online and can be changed by a webmaster.
- CreamMonkey: Lots of fans of Firefox use GreaseMonkey. CreamMonkey is basically the Safari version of this plugin, which is designed to increase the compatibility of script functions in the browser. Sounds boring, but it’s handy if that’s what you need.
- 1Passwd: Sick of remembering all of your own passwords all the time? Safari plugins for Mac like this one are free to try out, then $30 to purchase. It will keep track of passwords as well as the text you enter into form fields for your name, address, phone number and more.
- Firebug: Want to know what code a webmaster used to create that cool CSS form? You can find out with the Firebug Safari plugin for Mac. Hover over any spot on a web page with your mouse, and Firebug displays the code used to create it. Pretty sweet.
- SafariStand: Safari doesn’t natively come with a good way to deal with history and plugins. SafariStand organizes these and more – all in one spot.
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