Glims Turns Safari Into A Browser Worth Using

Mac OS X only: Free Safari plug-in Glims adds a handful of new features to Safari, giving it the kind of features one might expect from a more customisable browser.

Okay, so the whole "browser worth using" thing is a bit harsh, but all of us at Lifehacker were born of a long line of customisation freaks, and sometimes Safari's extremely well-built but relatively untweakable feature set can be frustrating. Sure there are the various plug-ins here and there (like previously mentioned GreaseKit, Keywurl, Inquisitor, etc.), but Glims ushers in a veritable boatload of useful features, including:

  • Adds thumbnails to search results
  • Adds thumbnails to search results
  • Adds full-screen browsing capability
  • Adds Favicons to tab labels
  • Adds keyword search from address bar
  • Undo "Close Tab" (cmd-z)
  • Re-opens last session when Safari starts
  • Focus last selected tab
  • Type-ahead support (auto cmd-f)
  • Forms autocomplete always on
  • Dated download folders

So while Safari is certainly worth using if all you need is a very capable, fast browser, Glims adds a little frosting to the already competent cake that is Safari. Glims is a free beta download, Mac OS X only.


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