What are the best extensions for Safari?
By - LOU-Caconym
In Tampermonkey I have Resize YT to Window Size.
Makes YouTube videos take up the entire browser window. Scrolling down shows comments etc.
that sounds good and useful.
wil give it a shot
Just click the Cinema icon?
It has black bars?
I miss RES. :(
Check out [my replacement](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tweaks-for-reddit/id1524828965?mt=12) on the Mac App Store.
My favourite feature of RES was being able to tag users. If you could bring *that* back…
Hey neat! I’ll check it out. Thanks for linking.
So happy that someone has brought RES features to Safari. (I remember the ‘drama’ when the RES devs stopped development for Safari. I can understand and empathize with why they did it, but I was sad to see it go.)
Anyway, thank you for Tweaks for Reddit 👍
Still works in Firefox, but you probably already knew that.
I use Chrome daily just because it's what I've used for over a decade. I really want to use Safari, but I like the ability to sync across devices and I use a PC at work.
1. [Honey](https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/honey-for-safari/id1472777122?mt=12) - Apply coupons and deals for purchases
2. [SponsorBlock for YouTube](https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/sponsorblock-for-youtube/id1573461917?mt=12) - skip intros, sponsors, outros, subscription reminders on YouTube videos
3. [Hush](https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/hush-nag-blocker/id1544743900) - prevent sites from nagging you to accept their cookies and other invasive privacy tracking.
4. [Dark Reader](https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/dark-reader-for-safari/id1438243180) - Dark mode for Safari
5. [StopTheMadness](https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/stopthemadness/id1376402589?mt=12) - this one has a lot of features. Just read its description.
Sponsor block sounds amazing.
I never knew such a thing existed.
It’s really amazing to be able to watch videos and get to the point of it immediately. :)
Not only that. Its also open sourced!
AdGuard blocks all YouTube ads
SponsorBlock is an incredible find, THANK YOU
I've installed SponsorBlock for quite a while now and not used it once. Neither of the buttons it adds by default let you skip the sponsored section, it's poor UX as I thought it would work automatically…
Twice now has the action of dragging the SponsorBlock options page out of the tab bar to create a new window crashed Safari 15. Lol Apple
Edit: lol okay so I randomly went to a recent Linus video and it worked there. I guess it makes sense, I just thought the userbase was a bit bigger or wider, but maybe it's not and the reported videos are just from a few very large channels.
idk what you’re talking about, it worked for me ever since I started using it including a few smaller youtubers
I looked up three 6-18 month old videos where I didn't notice it working/noticed it not working. It's actually working for them now. I'm not entirely sure why, but whatever, it's cool beans now.
Edit: watching new videos now and it actually doesn't always work. It does skip the sponsored bit after clicking the (i) button and then reloading the page, so either the extension is unreliable or, less likely, it's YouTube in Safari being shitty, which as a result breaks the extension (but adblockers work fine *and* the extension marks the sponsored bit green while not skipping, so it seems to me the extension is at fault either way).
What do you mean clicking the (i)? You don’t have it set to automatic skipping?
I do have that on, it works after clicking the button and refreshing. Maybe it works either way after a refresh, I just click the button to see whether the sponsored bit is known or not after I see it ignored it and did not auto-skip. It's just 50/50 whether it works or not.
It’s community-based. Users can submit sections of a video to be skipped. There is a big community behind it and it’s also moderated. Big YouTubers will be almost guaranteed to have skipped sections, smaller and unknown ones will have less.
Sponsorblock doesn't work on m1 Macs for some reason.
Works for me! You need to go to Safari Preferences > Extensions and enable it there
You have a M1 Mac?
For me, nothing comes up there.
Does it give you an error or something?
Nothing comes up in the extension menu of Safari.
Does StopTheMadness actually work as advertised? I've tried several other extensions that claim to do some of those things (restore hijacked context menus, stop Google link hijacking, etc.), but they never work.
Hush is amazing. Your post has changed the way I browse the web.
Check out [my replacement for RES](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tweaks-for-reddit/id1524828965?mt=12) on the Mac App Store.
ImageFinder for Safari - Do a Google, Yandex or TinEye image search by just right-clicking an image.
Is it just me or is having to pay for *extensions* a total non-starter? If the compromise for people moving from Firefox/Chrome to Safari when it comes to customisability, privacy (in the case of Firefox) and the general lack of extensions wasn't enough, now you have to pay for the few extensions you do have that have gimped performance anyway? And you're not paying a measly sum either...
I understand that Apple requires developers to pay to be on the app store, but really? Dark Reader is free everywhere else. It's $8 in Australia for the Safari version.
I just shifted from Edge/Chrome and find it hard to pay for extensions.
It was all free on chrome/edge
It’s not just you. I’m guessing that they make them paid apps because they have to develop specifically and separately for Safari, which has a much smaller install base? I’m also curious about why the other browser extensions are free. I don’t know the difference between business models, so I’m curious about how they make money from the free versions.
Hope that made sense
I do think there is a bit of a barrier to entry when making extensions for Safari. I think when Apple removed traditional extensions from Safari a few years ago, the extensions that were allowed had to be made/scripted differently. Honestly, I don't know enough about it to comment on particulars. But regardless, you could sell Dark Reader for 99c and you would get *heaps* more people willing to buy it. And if they were only worried about making the developer program fee back ($99 I believe), you'd only have to sell 99 copies of Dark Reader to break even.
I hope the (re?-)introduction of web extensions makes developing-for-Safari a simpler and fairer process for developers. In the end, it's the consumer who loses out.
Wipr & Bitwarden
Wipr dosen’t even block YouTube ads anymore. Dev dosen’t seem to care.
>SponsorBlock for YouTube
I use wipr in combination wih 1blocker, but I also recognize 1blockers new subscription model is bad, fortunately they grandfathered people who bought it ages ago to have "premium for life". it blocks youtube ads though on macOS (requires safari 15) and iOS
- **SponsorBlock** (if you watch Youtube in browser): Skip sponsorships, subscription begging and more on YouTube videos.
- **HoverSee**: Hover over images and links to enlarge photos and preview other content.
- **Tampermonkey**: allows hacking sites with userscripts, adding features or removing annoyances. **Cascadea** does the same for custom styling.
- **StopTheMadness**: removes some restrictions and forbids some nasty practices for websites
- An ad blocker of your choice
- A password manager of your choice — unless you use the iCloud Keychain, which got much better in new iOS / Mac OS
Userscripts. By far the best Safari extension.
Hej. Thanks for the tip. I'd like to try it out. It [this](https://github.com/quoid/userscripts) the one you were talking about?
I find it more difficult to use than something like Cascadea, but it's free and includes JS injection too. Just copy any CSS userstyles or JS usercripts you find online and paste them in. CSS styles will need "@ include" domains to work but that isn't difficult to manually add.
If you always write or create contents using Google Suite or even MS Office via web, you can also try Grammarly.
Do AdGuard really blocks add?
yes, very well too.
Thanks. Is it paid or free?
I use the free version on my Mac and iPhone. Both work great.
Hey can you share how you’re using Adguard for free on mac? I thought its only a 14 fay trial.
The safari extension is free
Oh ! Does that work on YouTube ada as well?
Yes on both iOS and Mac.
I'm using Webex extension as it's required for business use.
It runs smoothly so far...
Dashlane, can't do without it.
I don't regret paying for Tampermonkey, because now all my Tampermonkey scripts work in Safari.
Does accelerate fix the weird sound when you fast forward videos on safari?
I use [PiPer](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/piper/id1421915518?mt=12), [Grammarly](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/grammarly-for-safari/id1462114288?mt=12), and [Honey](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/honey-for-safari/id1472777122?mt=12)
I thought Grammarly was a privacy nightmare, as all your written text was sent back to their servers. Has that changed?
I should probably look into that
I'm happy to provide some clarity here as I work at Grammarly. When someone is using Grammarly, you're right that users' text is sent to our servers because that's how Grammarly is able to provide writing suggestions.
However, users have the choice of what text Grammarly has access to. Grammarly is also prevented from checking any "sensitive" fields like credit card and password fields. We take users' privacy seriously — we're consumers ourselves and know how important it is! You can find more information on our trust page at grammarly.com/trust
[G App Launcher](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/g-app-launcher/id1543803459?mt=12) : Basically brings that Google apps launcher button from the Google homepage onto safari at all times. You can even add your own shortcuts. Pretty handy if you use a lot of google apps.
[Newsguard](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/newsguard-news-trust-ratings/id1485417785) : Lets you know how credible a news site is. It's a subscription based add on but on the Edge browser it's completely free to use.
an ad blocker and the 1password extension. unless it’s changed in the recent update, every extension has made safari feel slower, so I keep them to a minimum
Anyone know anything that works as effectively as uBlock Origin on Chrome? (don't say the Safari version as really it's like nowhere as good)
Need a solid blocker that'll stop java script and popups dead. Trying hard to switch to Safari but just can't find a bulletproof extension.
Adguard does this well.
I've tried them. No comparison at all unfortunately
Sorry to hear that. Adguard is the only one that have fully exceed my expectation in an ad blocker and more. If that doesn't work for you, there may just be none that will meet your expectation atm.
Not your fault. Just looking for something that remotely comes close to matching how good ad blocking is on Chrome so I can use Safari more.
I use a lot Notion Web Clipper, is very useful for save pages, papers and info for my thesis, things of interest, etc
* AdGuard: Ad blocker
* Bitwarden: Password manager
* Evernote: Note clipper
* Notion: Note clipper
* Instapaper: Read it later
* uBlacklist: Block web sites on the google results
* Vimari: Use Vim keyboard shortcuts on the Safari
I use a minimal amount of extras, and I don't know if they are for safari:
adblock plus, opt-out from google, minerblock, privacy badger (FTW!), and Qclean,
Since you're not using Safari, you should consider switching to [uBlock Origin](https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock). It is the pinnacle of ads, tracker and malware blocking. AdBlock/AdBlock Plus is the typical example of why to use uBlock Origin instead. I'm not sure it's very beneficial in terms of efficiency to also use Privacy Badger alongside uBO, but Privacy Badger's site says it'll still benefit the user by blocking things uBO misses. May be worth testing out if you're a fan of it.
i don't see any adverts, so i will stay with adblok. But thank you : )
I know it’s not what you asked, but I think Firefox is the best major browser right now
noke of my extensions wors on sadari. for example ad blocker doenst block youtube ads AT ALL.