Which browser do you use the most on your Mac? For most Mac users, it’s the latest and greatest from Apple– Safari. It’s lean and fast and uncluttered. For many the choice is a mixture of Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.
Everyone has different browsing requirements. Firefox is loaded with third party add-ons that shame Chrome and Safari. Chrome has Flash built-in, and is more stable than Safari.
If you’re a diehard Safari user here’s a free way to add a bunch of useful features and functions to Safari (the kind Apple decided not to include, but that many Mac users find amazingly useful).
All you need to do is add Glims. This nifty add on utility has been around a few years and provides useful functions not found anywhere else.
Notice the tabs in the image above. Glims adds site favicon thumbnails to tabs, and to search results (choose from Google, Yahoo!, or Bing).
Tab positions can be changed, too, and Command-Click can be used to close an open tab window. In Bookmarks, Glims adds a handy bookmark separator for improved organization, bookmark actions, and a clever way to download files into dated folders.
There’s an Undo Close Tab function that works. Search phrases get autocomplete. And there’s a Max Window Size menu item to resize a Safari window (but not use fullscreen mode).
For older versions of Safari, Glims gives Mac users an option to re-open the last session when Safari starts up (bringing windows and sites back to where they were), adds a form autocomplete, and fullscreen functionality.
Glims is free, simple to install, and easy to customize, though some features are similar to those in the latest version of Safari.