Those who use Apple devices know that Safari is the best web browser on a Mac. It’s fast, reliable, and offers a better web browsing experience. But not many know that Apple’s native browser, like Google Chrome, offers a host of extensions that can enhance your web browsing experience.
Here are five useful Safari extensions for Mac.
Pocket is a popular bookmark extension for Safari. Basically, it allows users to save any web content, be it an article, video or image, to read / view later. For someone in the research field, Pocket is a great bookmarking tool. The advantage of using Pocket is that the article you read can be viewed later without the need for an active Internet connection. If you find a detailed article on the health benefits of peppermint, just put it in your pocket to read later. It is free but there is also a premium version that seems less useful.
This free Safari extension is a must-have for anyone who writes a lot. Grammarly’s Safari extension comes in really handy when you’re chatting with a recruiter on Linkedin or writing a blog post. Just to avoid typos or spelling mistakes, the Grammarly extension is an important productivity tool that can save you from great embarrassment. The extension highlights a sentence that is not grammatically correct, allowing you to instantly correct it. The best part about Grammarly is that it works with WordPress, Hootsuite, and Facebook. The service is free and in case you want more premium features like plagiarism detection, a premium version is also available.
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If you search for “striped shirts” on Google, most of the time you get a boring text list from the search results. Sometimes some images appear at the top of the results list with simple text descriptions. But if you use SearchPreview, the extension adds a thumbnail image of the website along with the text description. This makes the hit list more visually appealing. The free extension comes in handy when you buy smartphones or clothes. The best part of the SearchPreview extension is that it works with popular search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo! and DuckDuckGo.
Lyrics are not officially supported if you play a video on YouTube, and that’s a bummer. But this Rob Wu YouTube lyrics extension sample solves the problem. The free extension displays a button below the video window and by clicking the button, the extension will locate the lyrics of the song and display it in a window on the side of the screen. Furthermore, the extension also works with Spotify Web Player, SoundCloud, and Saavn.
There have been times when you come across an item that you think is worth sharing with your inner circle. However, there are only a few parts of the article that you want to highlight. Well, in that case, the lining is what you need. As the name suggests, the extension of the lining highlights the important parts of the article. So the next time you read an article, just click on the Liner extension icon and a dialog box will open informing you that “Highlight Mode” is enabled. Now you can drag and drop any part of the article you want to highlight the text. The nice thing about the liner extension is that you can always refer to old items whenever you want. The extension is free to use. A premium version can also be purchased, but the free plan should be fine for most users.