That doesn’t mean I’m rejecting Safari. It merely means other browsers may have some feature or function I want to use at the moment that Safari does not. Yet, Safari’s collection of extensions continues to grow and improve. Here are two you’ll like; both free.
Hover. See. Zap.
Among the dozen or so Safari extensions which make the grade on my Mac are these two; both useful depending on what problem you’re trying to solve.
If you’ve ever visited a website and had a bogus popup take over your Mac’s screen and you can’t seem to find a way to get rid of it, here’s the answer.
It’s called ScamZapper and it zaps those popup virus announcements that show up occasionally in Safari.
What usually happens is this. A popup hits your Mac’s screen as you’re browsing in Safari. The popup window seems to lock Safari, claims your Mac is infected by a virus, and often displays a bogus tech support number to get help.
It’s not really a virus, but it’s annoying. ScamZapper detects the popup and sends Safari back to the page you tried to view.
Not bad for free, right?
The second free (actually, donationware) Safari extension is called HoverSee and it does what the name implies. As you’re viewing webpages in Safari, hover the screen pointer over an image and you’ll get a larger view.
HoverSee is particularly useful when viewing thumbnail images on the web; especially Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Viemo, or smaller images in a webpage which actually are much larger.
Both extensions work well in the latest versions of Safari.