Safari is the default web browser of Apple devices, including Mac and iPad isn’t different, either. But, getting the best out of your web browser is all about the extensions you choose, as a huge number of extensions are there in the collection of Safari extensions.
1.Adblock — Productivity
Adblock is one of the most popular extensions for Safari browser. It is intrusive and interruptive advertisements all over internet, let that be Facebook, Google or other sites. It takes only a few seconds for Adblock to install and thus to remove almost all kinds of ads from various websites, but you can then customize Adblock, to block ads on certain websites or the opposite. In addition, fewer advertisements might also help you get out of distraction and thus to increase productivity.
Use: Block Advertisements
2. Pocket — Productivity
It is a progressive app that added a simplified way to save articles for later reading with no internet connection required. Using this simple button, you’ll be able to save articles into your pocket account and read them from a variety of devices and platforms, including your Smartphones and Tablet PCs.
Apart from the ability to save articles, it needs to be mentioned that Pocket gives a much better reading experience, with its eye-friendly designs and layout. In addition, Pocket offers tagging and labeling options.
Use: Save articles for Offline Reading
3. Pin It Button — Bookmarking
Pin It Button for Safari will be a must-have extension, as some distance as it is your passion to share what you together with your friends or public. Using this extension, you can make your Pinterest library rich in a few clicks.
Whenever you come across sharable content, simply press the button and you may share the content in Pinterest within a few seconds.
Use: Share web content on Pinterest
4. Awesome Screenshot — Photos
It is very intuitive, simple but effective option to capture screenshots from web pages, we should check out Awesome Screenshot. There are a number of impressive features such as the ability to crop screenshots, annotate them by adding an impressive set of elements, add blurring effects etc. Additionally, if we do not want to miss a single element from web page, we have an option to take screenshot of an entire page. In addition, we have an option to instantly share all the screenshots we take from the browser, and let others access it in a few clicks.
Use: Capture Screenshots
5. ClickToFlash — Productivity
When we visit some websites, we might have noticed that some Flash elements, such as videos & interactive, do start automatically, interrupting your browsing experience and also causing overuse of internet resources. If we need a solution for this, check out ClickToFlash, which is a Safari extension that blocks flash content in a site from loading. Instead of the flash content, we can see a placeholder, clicking on which will open the actual content. This extension will be quite useful when we do not want flash content to be loaded automatically.
Use: Block Flash Content in Websites
6. New York Times Updates — News
This Safari extension if you are a regular reader of New York Times, one of the widely read and popular newspaper of America. Using this extension, we can have a look on headlines of New York Times and the extension makes use of official RSS feeds of New York Times to bring content to you. So, New York Times Updates will be useful extension for those Safari users who reading this popular daily.
Use: Get Updates from New York Times
7. Turn Off the Lights — Entertainment
Suppose we watching a YouTube video and find that other elements in the page are distracting. Using Turn Off the Lights, an extension that is available for other browsers as well, we can turn our focus into that video by turn down other regions of the page. This feature will be useful when we are not able to turn into full screen mode but want to have an impressive entertainment experience.
Use: Dim Light In particular Areas of Web Browser
8. Firebug Lite for Safari — Developer
Use: Debug Websites Instantly
9. LastPass — Security
LastPass is an internet-powered service that helps to store your passwords as well as form-filling data in a way that is accessible during Safari browser sessions. All these data are saved with tight level of encryption as to make sure that nothing gets into wrong hands. LastPass is a great tool for those who forget passwords.
Use: Save passwords online and fill forms automatically
10. SafariRestore — Productivity
In some cases, we need to save a particular Safari browsing session and restore it later. If you are looking for an extension to helps manage these browsing sessions in a simple manner, SafariRestore will be the best one from the list. So, if we need to have the previous set of tabs back, as to do something you forgot to, SafariRestore is the best solution to depend upon.
Use: Manage and Restore Browsing Sessions
11. DuckDuckGo for Safari — Search Tools
If we need to integrate DuckDuckGo – A search engine service that gives equal importance to relevance of results & privacy of user with your Safari web browser, we should install DuckDuckGo for Safari. By installing DuckDuckGo for Safari in your browser, we can set DuckDuckGo as the default search engine of your browser, have results from DuckDuckGo even when you are browsing other websites etc. Altogether, especially when considering the feature-rich toolbar that comes with the extension, DuckDuckGo for Safari is a great option.
12. Facebook Photo Zoom — Social Networking
Facebook Photo Zoom will be a great tool, as the extension will helps to enlarge the photograph. To do that, we just have to hover over a photograph that we have seen on Facebook and the extension will take a few seconds to bring the LARGE version of it, let that be a profile picture, cover photo or whatever else.
Use: Zoom into Facebook photos
13. Facebook Cleaner — Social Networking
Despite being an addictive Facebook user, we might not like some elements that are present in user interface of the site. For instance, we can take the case of sponsored ads that are claimed to be based on your tastes, pokes from all your friends and some other regions that are less worth looking at. By using Facebook Cleaner, we can have a non-nonsense version of Facebook.
Use: Clean Unwanted Elements from Facebook UI
14. 1-Click Weather for Safari
If we need to stay up-to-date about weather in your area, right from your Safari browser window, we should surely check out 1-Click Weather for Safari, which is the official Safari extension from The Weather Channel. we will be able to have enough information about weather, including current temperature in that area, weather conditions as well as predictions as well. To get all these, we do not have to move from the browser window.
Use: Get Weather Updates
15. WOT — Security (Web of Trust)
Web of Trust is a service that collects feedback from various users and combines it to determine reliability of a website or a web-based service. And, to help Safari users know which websites they should trust, WOT has published an official Safari extension with the same name, and it will be a great source to get to know about reputation of a particular website or web-based service without even leaving the browser screen. So, we can stop searching for reviews of a product or service.
Use: Know Websites before you Trust them