All My Extensions
Quick introductions to all of my Safari extensions, sorted according to whim.
Note: All of these extensions require Safari 5.0 or higher, except where noted.
Search and open your Pinboard, Delicious, Kippt, or Google bookmarks without leaving the page you’re on. Type Command-J (or any other hotkey you choose) to open the Cloudmarks search bar. Start typing, and Cloudmarks will instantly show you a list of bookmarks that match what you type in name, description, tags, or URL. Then, just highlight the bookmark you want and press Enter to open it. You need to have a Pinboard, Delicious, Kippt, or Google Bookmarks account to make use of Cloudmarks.
Restyle Safari Reader as you like. If you like Safari Reader but wish you had more control over how it looks, CustomReader is for you.
Here’s an old version of CustomReader that doesn’t require Safari 6. Instead of modifying Safari Reader, it generates its own reading layout from contents downloaded from Diffbot.
Add any search engine to Safari. PopSearch compensates for Safari’s lack of support for searching from the address bar with search engines other than Google, Bing, and Yahoo. If you use Safari 6, PopSearch lets you do an address bar search with another engine by prefixing the search with a short hotkey, such as “w” for Wikipedia. If you’re still using Safari 5, you can use PopSearch’s own popup search bar by type Command-K or clicking the toolbar button. PopSearch comes with several predefined engines, and it’s easy to add your own.
Restyle any web page quickly and conveniently. Quickstyle is a Safari extension to change the appearance of any web page by adding your own CSS rules to it. Quickstyle features a convenient “selector helper” that eases the task of finding the right CSS selector for the rule you want to create, and a built-in stylesheet editor so you can create and edit your rules right on the page. It’s a lot easier and faster than using Safari’s Web Inspector and editing an external User CSS file.
Exercise more control over tabs. Control tab positioning and assign custom keyboard shortcuts for common tab operations. Supported operations are: open a new tab, close the current tab, switch to the last active tab, cycle through all tabs in activation order, switch to the left or right tab, duplicate the current tab, and move the current tab left or right on the tab bar. You can assign up to three hotkeys for each operation. You can choose where new tabs are positioned and which tab becomes active when you close the current tab. Lastly, you can assign hotkeys to your favorite web pages or bookmarklets for quick access to them.
Perform web searches in a small side window and have result links open in your main Safari window. Open Factotum by clicking the toolbar button or typing a configurable hotkey (default: Command-Shift-F). Search results are listed in Factotum’s window, but when you click a result link, it opens in your main window (in a new tab, if you choose). Supported search engines are Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, and Twitter.
Open Notepad.cc in a small side window. Click ccNotepad’s toolbar button or type the configurable hotkey (default: Command-Shift-O) to open Notepad.cc, the lightweight note-taking site, in a small window next to your current Safari window. You can quickly paste text selections into your notepad by typing the hotkey after selecting some text. ccNotepad will remember your notepad URL and reuse it the next time.