Apple releases Safari 5.0.1 with Extensions, launches gallery

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Apple on Wednesday released Safari 5.0.1, the latest version of its Web browser, with Safari Extension enabled. Users can also download Extensions through the newly launched gallery.



The latest update to Safari allows users to download and install extensions either from the Safari Extensions Gallery or directly from a developer's site. With Safari Extensions Gallery, users can quickly find extensions that add powerful new features to Safari, from toolbars that display live web feeds to sophisticated programs that filter web content.



Initial extensions are available from popular services including Twitter, The New York Times, MLB.com, Amazon and Bing.



"Safari 5 has been a big hit, and user response to the innovative new Safari Reader has been fantastic," said Brian Croll, Apple's vice president of OS X Product Marketing. "We're thrilled to see so many leading developers creating great extensions and think our users are going to love being able to customize Safari."



Apple introduced extensions support when it launched Safari 5 in June so developers could begin creating extensions with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript web standards. The company sent out a reminder earlier this month to developers that its Safari Extensions Gallery would launch soon.



With Safari Extensions Gallery, users can quickly find extensions that add powerful new features to Safari, from toolbars that display live web feeds to sophisticated programs that filter web content.







"Millions of our customers already use Amazon Wish Lists to store items they want to buy for themselves or receive as gifts," said Gianna Puerini, vice president of Worldwide Design and Community at Amazon.com. "With Safari 5, we were able to quickly build the Add to Amazon Wish List extension that lets customers add items from any website to their Amazon Wish List with the click of a button."



The Safari Extensions Gallery is accessible from the Safari menu or at extensions.apple.com. Users can download and install extensions from the gallery with a single click, and there's no need to restart the browser. Extensions can be automatically updated and are easily managed within Safari. Users can enable or disable individual extensions, or turn off all extensions with one click.



"We're excited to continue working closely with Apple to bring visually compelling Bing experiences to Safari," said Jeff Henshaw, general manager of Bing User Experience. "The Bing Extension for Safari brings Bing search intelligence to everyday browsing with Safari. When a user selects text in Safari, Bing instantly recognizes what they might need and pops up helpful, informative tips, from real time maps and driving directions to real time translations to direct web search results."



Safari Extensions are built with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript web standards, and can have all the power and functionality of advanced web applications. Every Safari Extension is signed with a digital certificate from Apple to prevent tampering and to verify that updates to the extension are from the original developer.



Safari Extensions are sandboxed, so they can't access information on a user's system or communicate with websites aside from those specified by the developer. For increased stability, Safari Extensions run solely in the browser.



"Using web standard technologies and Safari's extension builder, we developed an MLB.com extension to give fans another way to consume up-to-the-moment baseball content, including live look-ins to games, right from the Safari toolbar," said Noah Garden, executive vice president, Commerce and Sponsorship at MLB.com.



Safari 5 also features Safari Reader, which presents single and multipage articles on the web in a new, scrollable view without distracting content or clutter.



"Our extension for Safari is a great way for readers to get all of the latest breaking news and all the important stories, blogs and columns they want to see," said Denise Warren, general manager, NYTimes.com at The New York Times Company. "While you browse other sites in Safari, our extension checks for updates and slides in new headlines and thumbnails, so you won't miss a thing."



The Nitro JavaScript engine runs JavaScript up to 30 percent faster than Safari 4. Built on the open source WebKit engine developed by Apple, Safari 5 includes more than a dozen powerful new HTML5 features for creating media-rich experiences, like full screen playback and closed captions for HTML5 video.



"Creating our Twitter extension in Safari couldn't have been easier," said Jason Goldman, vice president of Product at Twitter. "By providing features like the ability to tweet about a page and view trending topics, we've created a simple way to deliver relevant, interesting content to people regardless of where they are on the web."
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  • Reply 1 of 44
    sinceresincere Posts: 42member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple on Wednesday released Safari 5.0.1, the latest version of its Web browser, with Safari Extension enabled. Users can also download Extensions through the newly launched gallery.



    The latest update to Safari allows users to download and install extensions either from the Safari Extensions Gallery or directly from a developer's site. With Safari Extensions Gallery, users can quickly find extensions that add powerful new features to Safari, from toolbars that display live web feeds to sophisticated programs that filter web content.



    Initial extensions are available from popular services including Twitter, The New York Times, MLB.com, Amazon and Bing.



    "Safari 5 has been a big hit, and user response to the innovative new Safari Reader has been fantastic," said Brian Croll, Apple's vice president of OS X Product Marketing. "We're thrilled to see so many leading developers creating great extensions and think our users are going to love being able to customize Safari."



    Apple introduced extensions support when it launched Safari 5 in June so developers could begin creating extensions with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript web standards. The company sent out a reminder earlier this month to developers that its Safari Extensions Gallery would launch soon.



    With Safari Extensions Gallery, users can quickly find extensions that add powerful new features to Safari, from toolbars that display live web feeds to sophisticated programs that filter web content.







    "Millions of our customers already use Amazon Wish Lists to store items they want to buy for themselves or receive as gifts," said Gianna Puerini, vice president of Worldwide Design and Community at Amazon.com. "With Safari 5, we were able to quickly build the Add to Amazon Wish List extension that lets customers add items from any website to their Amazon Wish List with the click of a button."



    The Safari Extensions Gallery is accessible from the Safari menu or at extensions.apple.com. Users can download and install extensions from the gallery with a single click, and there's no need to restart the browser. Extensions can be automatically updated and are easily managed within Safari. Users can enable or disable individual extensions, or turn off all extensions with one click.



    "We're excited to continue working closely with Apple to bring visually compelling Bing experiences to Safari," said Jeff Henshaw, general manager of Bing User Experience. "The Bing Extension for Safari brings Bing search intelligence to everyday browsing with Safari. When a user selects text in Safari, Bing instantly recognizes what they might need and pops up helpful, informative tips, from real time maps and driving directions to real time translations to direct web search results."



    Safari Extensions are built with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript web standards, and can have all the power and functionality of advanced web applications. Every Safari Extension is signed with a digital certificate from Apple to prevent tampering and to verify that updates to the extension are from the original developer.



    Safari Extensions are sandboxed, so they can't access information on a user's system or communicate with websites aside from those specified by the developer. For increased stability, Safari Extensions run solely in the browser.



    "Using web standard technologies and Safari's extension builder, we developed an MLB.com extension to give fans another way to consume up-to-the-moment baseball content, including live look-ins to games, right from the Safari toolbar," said Noah Garden, executive vice president, Commerce and Sponsorship at MLB.com.



    Safari 5 also features Safari Reader, which presents single and multipage articles on the web in a new, scrollable view without distracting content or clutter.



    "Our extension for Safari is a great way for readers to get all of the latest breaking news and all the important stories, blogs and columns they want to see," said Denise Warren, general manager, NYTimes.com at The New York Times Company. "While you browse other sites in Safari, our extension checks for updates and slides in new headlines and thumbnails, so you won't miss a thing."



    The Nitro JavaScript engine runs JavaScript up to 30 percent faster than Safari 4. Built on the open source WebKit engine developed by Apple, Safari 5 includes more than a dozen powerful new HTML5 features for creating media-rich experiences, like full screen playback and closed captions for HTML5 video.



    "Creating our Twitter extension in Safari couldn't have been easier," said Jason Goldman, vice president of Product at Twitter. "By providing features like the ability to tweet about a page and view trending topics, we've created a simple way to deliver relevant, interesting content to people regardless of where they are on the web."



    wow thanks, will go update now to see how it is....
  • Reply 2 of 44
    Is anyone privy to Apple's strategy? The company's product life cycle is very short and they often overlap when releasing new technologies. Ex., the iPhone4, iPad, and the new generation of MACs were all introduced within a 90 day period. It's not a question of whether the strategy is working, because it is. Wouldn't extending life cycles and longer periods of time between introducing new technologies better support long-term company existence?



    app-agent01
  • Reply 3 of 44
    Let's hope the AdBlock bugs got fixed with this release of Safari.



    Also, let's hope YouTube5 gets fixed soon because it's an incredibly awesome extension.
  • Reply 4 of 44
    finetunesfinetunes Posts: 2,065member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by app_agent01 View Post


    Is anyone privy to Apple's strategy? The company's product life cycle is very short and they often overlap when releasing new technologies. Ex., the iPhone4, iPad, and the new generation of MACs were all introduced within a 90 day period. It's not a question of whether the strategy is working, because it is. Wouldn't extending life cycles and longer periods of time between introducing new technologies better support long-term company existence?



    app-agent01



    Good question for your first post. Welcome to AI. Technology changes fast and sometimes Apple is criticized for not upgrading fast enough. Just read some of the post on this site about the Mac Pro and MBP, iMacs etc. You can check the regular frequency of upgrades for each of Apple's products @



    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/



    Welcome to the AI family one varied group.
  • Reply 5 of 44
    onhkaonhka Posts: 1,025member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by app_agent01 View Post


    Is anyone privy to Apple's strategy? The company's product life cycle is very short and they often overlap when releasing new technologies. Ex., the iPhone4, iPad, and the new generation of MACs were all introduced within a 90 day period. It's not a question of whether the strategy is working, because it is. Wouldn't extending life cycles and longer periods of time between introducing new technologies better support long-term company existence?



    app-agent01



    Sure would if your long-term strategy is to be redundant, behind-the-times or non-existant.



    Most of us come here because we want to see and hear what new innovations Apple has created. Unlike the rest of the trolls and Apple/Mac critics who are here to find out what Microsoft and all the other PC'rs have to copy to catch up.



    Love the way the extension is checked off after you load it from the gallery. http://extensions.apple.com/
  • Reply 6 of 44
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post


    Welcome to the AI family one varied group.



    What are you, the welcome wagon? Nobody welcomed ME to the AI family!!
  • Reply 7 of 44
    ivan.rnn01ivan.rnn01 Posts: 1,822member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    ... and user response to the innovative new Safari Reader has been fantastic...



    Users' response? Really? I don't think so
  • Reply 8 of 44
    postulantpostulant Posts: 1,272member
    I'm really liking AdBlocker - Sorry AI, the ads are a little annoying.
  • Reply 9 of 44
    replicantreplicant Posts: 121member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iBoogieBoard View Post


    I think one of the ways safari has been so strong is there was no easy way to execute third party code on the browser. This will probably open safari up to a load of crappy toolbars and spyware. No doubt there will be some gems in there, but there will also be a lot of sh1t. Apple should REALLY lock down this area.



    I disagree. Ultimately the user will decide what to install and if he installs crap well it<s not the end of the world. One can always uninstall something. Besides, you can do the same on your MAC and have a lot of crap but is that an excuse not to install anything?



    The only reason why I use Firefox still today is because of plugins. This is huge for Safari and I applaud Apple for listenning to its users! Now, there is no reason to stick with Firefox.
  • Reply 10 of 44
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Postulant View Post


    I'm really liking AdBlocker - Sorry AI, the ads are a little annoying.



    +1 The web looks much better without ads- Defacer is cool too- gets rid of Facebook 'Like' and 'Link to' buttons on non- facebook pages. I'm always afraid I'm going to accidentally 'Like' something on and 'adult' themed web page.
  • Reply 11 of 44
    I wanrt an extention will make safari tabs on top like google chrome interface.
  • Reply 12 of 44
    Upgraded on a Win7 box that had constant Safari 5 crashes, typically related to javascriptcore.dll. So far so good. Pages that were typically crashing Safari have not done so yet.
  • Reply 13 of 44
    onhkaonhka Posts: 1,025member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Postulant View Post


    I'm really liking AdBlocker - Sorry AI, the ads are a little annoying.



    Great extension.



    But Safari Reader really makes perusing articles significantly better. Certainly makes saving and printing articles for future referencing is a lot easier and cleaner.



    Somehow I would take Brian Croll's word before some others.
  • Reply 14 of 44
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,184member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by replicant View Post


    I disagree. Ultimately the user will decide what to install and if he installs crap well it<s not the end of the world. One can always uninstall something. Besides, you can do the same on your MAC and have a lot of crap but is that an excuse not to install anything?



    The only reason why I use Firefox still today is because of plugins. This is huge for Safari and I applaud Apple for listenning to its users! Now, there is no reason to stick with Firefox.



    Wrong, in my opinion. Yes, the user proably will install crap but he will not do anything about it. Rather he will flood the Apple discussion forums with tirades about how poorly designed Safari is. He will rant and rave about how Apple is responsible to test every single extension to make sure it doesn't brick his machine. He will blame Apple and contact a lawyer when his indentity or personal data is stolen. That's how these bozos operate. But i guess it's now standard procedure to blame Apple when anything goes wrong.
  • Reply 15 of 44
    str1f3str1f3 Posts: 573member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Onhka View Post


    Great extension.



    But Safari Reader really makes perusing articles significantly better. Certainly makes saving and printing articles for future referencing is a lot easier and cleaner.



    Somehow I would take Brian Croll's word before some others.



    I agree with this and especially with articles that have multiple pages.



    I wonder what the performance hit is with multiple extensions. One of the things I liked best about Safari is that it's lean and mean.
  • Reply 16 of 44
    onhkaonhka Posts: 1,025member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by delizazam View Post


    I wanrt an extention will make safari tabs on top like google chrome interface.



    I would too. Unfortunately the reaction Apple got from guys in Safari 4 beta pushed them to drop it.



    Right now the closest thing around it for me is to hide the Toolbar and BookmarksBar, which I use Quickeys to toggle the process. Unfortunately, the window title is still on top.
  • Reply 17 of 44
    successsuccess Posts: 1,039member
    I pray for Rikaichan for Safari like it is on Firefox. Once that happens I NEVER have to use another browser again. Just a step closer to an all OSX utopia.
  • Reply 18 of 44
    postulantpostulant Posts: 1,272member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Onhka View Post


    Great extension.



    But Safari Reader really makes perusing articles significantly better. Certainly makes saving and printing articles for future referencing is a lot easier and cleaner.



    Somehow I would take Brian Croll's word before some others.



    Safari Reader is great, but is only handy when reading articles. AdBlocker works on any and every webpage.
  • Reply 19 of 44
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post


    Wrong, in my opinion. Yes, the user proably will install crap but he will not do anything about it. Rather he will flood the Apple discussion forums with tirades about how poorly designed Safari is. He will rant and rave about how Apple is responsible to test every single extension to make sure it doesn't brick his machine. He will blame Apple and contact a lawyer when his indentity or personal data is stolen. That's how these bozos operate. But i guess it's now standard procedure to blame Apple when anything goes wrong.



    Don't you guys read the articles? Every extension is tested by Apple

    Quote:

    Every Safari Extension is signed with a digital certificate from Apple to prevent tampering and to verify that updates to the extension are from the original developer.



    Safari Extensions are sandboxed, so they can't access information on a user's system or communicate with websites aside from those specified by the developer.



    this is going to be the App store for Safari- and yes we will be paying for some of these eventually.
  • Reply 20 of 44
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,700member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Onhka View Post


    I would too. Unfortunately the reaction Apple got from guys in Safari 4 beta pushed them to drop it.



    Right now the closest thing around it for me is to hide the Toolbar and BookmarksBar, which it use Quickeys to automate the process. Unfortunately, the window title is still on top.



    As god intended.
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