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 Google.com search results
- Adds thumbnails to Yahoo.com 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.