Although Apple’s ecosystem is considered to be a walled garden, the tech giant is not that strict watchman when it comes to user-friendliness. A case in point is Safari extensions. Apple allows users to download third-party Safari extensions on Mac to enhance the capabilities of arguably the best web browser in the world.
Pro users are already familiar with term “extensions,” but for common users, it is crucial to know the functionality of Safari app extensions. Basically, they can add new functionality to Safari by reading and modifying webpage content. Here we have listed down some of the best Safari Extensions for Mac. Let’s take a look!
For shopaholics, Honey surely fetches some good deals and coupon codes. During your shopping spree, you can use Honey; a single click will serve you with the best coupon code you can use at check out. Note that the extension automatically finds and applies these coupon codes.
As per Time magazine, Honey is “basically free money.” Moreover, this smart shopping assistant saves your time and money on Amazon – the world’s biggest e-commerce platform. If you don’t trust us, you can at least rely on the recommendations of more than 10 million users, who have saved more than a billion dollars.
#2. 1Password 7
With so many online registrations and log-ins every day, remembering the passwords is a daunting task for any person. Thankfully there is a password manager extension for Safari on Mac. 1Password 7 not only remembers your passwords but keeps them secure behind a single password. And only you have access to that single password.
This extension generates strong and unique passwords for all your accounts. Moreover, it helps you fill all the essential details like usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and addresses in a single click. Upon installation, you get a 30-day free trial.
Price: Free (In-app Purchase Starts from $3.99)
Before you send an email, rectify grammar and spelling errors by using Grammarly. Although content marketers and writers extensively use the extension, it is equally popular among general users. Professionals who want to send an error-free resume must use Grammarly to create an indelible impression on future employers.
To access all the features of Grammarly, you have to subscribe to its premium version. Once you are a premium user, you can use features like Clarity, Engagement, Delivery, Plagiarism, Goals, Correctness, and more.
Price: Free (Monthly Plan – $29.99)
#4. Mate: Universal Tab Translator
Mate is trusted by half a million users worldwide. By paying a single subscription, you get access to all the web pages that show content in foreign languages. This extension can understand more than 100 languages; as a user, you are supposed to select the text and clipboard contents with Mate.
Apart from language translation, Mate helps you with phonetics. Yes, it can pronounce any word with correct accents. Instead of relying on Google Translate, you can use Mate anywhere in the world. Just select the text in any app and click the “Translate with Mate” button in the context menu.
While you are browsing the world of the Internet, third-party trackers are collecting and selling your data. To prevent this data theft, you can use DuckDuckGo. Once you install this extension, you need to enable Tracker Blocking and Privacy Dashboard in Safari.
It is a general belief that there is no such thing as privacy when you are browsing the World Wide Web. However, DuckDuckGo is on a mission to break this belief or myth. This extension does not have a Private Search option, but it is built into Safari as a default option.
Picture in picture functionality enables users to watch videos while you are doing something on your Mac. Although there is an app to get P-i-P mode on Mac, PiPer is gaining popularity with its exclusive features.
Once you download this Safari extension, PiPer adds a dedicated PiP button to the video player. With hover effects and tooltips, this extension seamlessly integrates into the player.
Price: Free (Small Donation – $0.99)
If you are an avid reader of online content, Pocket on your Safari is an ultimate extension to save all those articles. The extension allows you to read your saved content offline. This is undoubtedly one of the best features as you can read articles while you are airborne or at a location where there is no Wi-fi and poor cellular connectivity.
With a single click, your article is saved across devices; you can access the links anywhere – at home or office. Apart from articles, Pocket helps you save videos, images, etc. In a nutshell, you can save news from BuzzFeed, editorials from the New York Times and Washington Post, Flipboard stories, and more.
#8. Turn Off the Lights for Safari
Want to watch movies and videos with cinematic excitement? Download this extension and use it while watching videos/movies on YouTube and Beyond. There is a lamp button on this extension, and when you click it, the web page will fade into darkness, and the video will get the focus. To get rid of this dark mode, click that lamp button again.
The best thing about this extension is it’s completely free – without any in-app purchases. So just install this extension on your Safari and watch videos as if you were in a cinema hall.
HoverSee gives you quick information about what images or links have in store. Before you click on any image (to enlarge) or a link to check content, you can get a summary of the content. The extension saves you time as you can decide whether to open a link or not.
A paid extension for your Safari, HoverSee can enhance thumbnail images, links to image galleries, links to video services, direct links to images and videos, and links to any other website.
That’s all, folks!
What are the best Safari extensions for Mac?
If somebody asks you this question, just share this list of Safari app extensions. Once you buy and install the extension, you may be asked to restart your Safari or Mac so that it will start working for you.
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