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The 30 best Safari extensions - so far

How to customise your Apple web browser

Apple began following in the footsteps of Firefox and Chrome this summer, by allowing developers to create extensions for its Safari 5 web browser. Here's our pick of the 30 best add-ons.

Final thoughts

Before Safari 5 was released, Apple was criticised for being late to the extensions party that started with Firefox and gained ground with Chrome. Despite the delay, Apple has made installing and updating Safari extensions a breeze. And though the Extensions Gallery is only a starting point, it's a good one for most users.

More important, extensions give users a more personal browsing experience and a more modern way of navigating around the Web. The one-size-fits-all browser is dead. It's about time.

See also: Web browser group test 2010

  1. Apple follows in Mozilla and Google's footsteps
  2. Beyond the Extensions Gallery
  3. More tab, toolbar and navigation tweaks
  4. Privacy and security
  5. Blocking annoyances
  6. More social networking add-ons
  7. Reference, search, translation and more
  8. Instapaper, Google Reader and Gmail
  9. Final thoughts

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