The top 3 Mac browsers are much different in usability and approach. Safari is fast and clean with limited options and extensions. Firefox is packed with clutter and extensions and add-ons, while Chrome ranges somewhere between the two. If you use Safari you’ll like a few of these useful add ons.
Cool, Not Free
Most of us Mac users, whether on Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, know about extensions; little add-on apps which provide additional functionality. Most such extensions are free, but there is a cottage community of apps which add functions at a price, albeit nominal. These and others are available on Dani’s Script Suite website which specializes in utilities which provide a function that Apple ignores.
URLTimer – This works about the way you would expect from the app’s name. URLTimer lets you enter a URL, and at a date and time you specify, the URL will open in Safari (but will also open in whatever is your set default browser).
Why? Sometimes it’s better not to ask why. If it’s something you want, good for you.
SafariTabList – If you have a Safari window open, and it’s full of tabs and opened websites, SafariTabList will generate a list of those URL and website page names and store them as a text file (non-clickable, though).
Why? If you need it, you know it.
SafariQuickOpen – This clever utility, also not free, will let you create a list of website URLs, and when you start up Safari, it will open those websites in tabs, ready for reading. SafariQuickOpen is the ultimate simple RSS reader without using RSS.
Bonus – If you use TinyURL to shorten long and crazy coded URLs to something more manageable and easier to share, you’re like to appreciate TinyURL, a Safari add-on which grabs the current foremost Safari webpage and converts the lengthy URL to a TinyURL.
This Mac developer has a bunch of useful AppleScripts and utilities which do for Safari what Apple does not, but there are others which also work with Calendar to set a date, zip up files and folders into an archive with a password, edit AppleScript plist files, and even adds recently used applications on your Mac to the Dock.
There’s not much of a description for these apps and most of the download links are from the Mac app site MacUpdate instead of a webpage on the developer’s website.