When it comes to choice of browsers, sometimes you will find yourself in the cloud of confusion – which browser is actually good and which one has to use in the long run. That makes most of the user to download most of the popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Personally, I am using Chrome, Firefox and Safari from last 1-2 years for different purposes. However, I liked Google Chrome very much because of its speed, durability and extensions gallery to choose from.
But, when Apple introduced Safari 5.0 few months back – I gave it a try and liked it very much because there was no crash issues, great features like in-built reader, read it later function and much more. The only thing that makes me not switching fully to Safari was it has only few extensions available that time.
Extensions/Add-ons are the best possible way that comes in every browser these days to enhance the functionality of browsers and add few features that hasn’t been included by-default in browsers. Apple Safari was late but now it provides a handful list of useful Safari extensions that make your Safari browser more productive while surfing the Internet.
Hit the jump button and dive into list of Top 25 best Apple Safari extensions of year 2011. If you know any other extension that you feel fits best in this list, don’t forget to share with our readers in the comments section below.
Inquisitor understands you, learning and tailoring your results as you search. You can also add more search engines with customized keyboard shortcuts. Inquisitor is fast, smart, flexible… and free!
2. Firebug lite
Automatically save the URL of the web page you’re currently viewing to your Delicious account.
Saft is a Safari plugin to add features like draggable tabs, full-screen browsing, searchable bookmarks and history, URL shortcuts, kiosk mode and more.
Keywurl adds simple way of performing searches in Safari by letting you type short keywords as queries. Type a keyword and a query in the address bar, and it will be expanded into a predefined search.
GreaseKit is a SIMBL plugin, that adds user scripting to Safari, Mailplane, Diet Pibb.app and all WebKit applications.
Glims adds a cocktail of features to Safari (Tabs, Thumbnails, Full Screen, Search Engines, Search Suggestions, Forms autocomplete on, Dated download folders, Type Ahead …)
The current version of TabExposé is not compatible with the latest Safari 5.1. We are working on a fix and we will provide a free upgrade when it’s ready.
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.
Install Xmarks on each computer you use, and it seamlessly integrates with your web browser and keeps your bookmarks safely backed up and in sync.
15. Safari Tidy
Safari Validator is a Safari extension which allows you to validate your website for (x)html compliance. The actual validation is done by Tidy.
17. Pimp My Safari
19. Safari AdBlock
AdBlock For Safari prevents ads from being downloaded, letting you enjoy a more peaceful web browsing experience.
21. Alexa For Safari
This extension displays the Alexa traffic stats for the current page in a box that appears in the lower right corner of the page.
This extension adds “Upload Image to Imgur” in the contextual menu. Simply right-click on an image in a web page, choose upload and the Imgur image will open in a new tab.
24) Google reader
The GReader extension is for Safari 5.0 or later. I based this off of my previous GReader-Checker extension and made it to become a complete Google Reader extension.
The official Twitter extension for Safari brings real-time trends and information to every web page. Show related tweets and Twitter users. Keep track of what’s trending at the moment, including any mention of the web page you’re on. You can also tweet about the web page you’re viewing — complete with a link that’s already shortened for you.
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