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Amazon Search Bar is a Safari 5 extension that provides a search bar for Amazon.com.

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Version 1.5:
  • Added support for Amazon Smile and Amazon China.


  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Safari 5 or later

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Xenophile Member IconComment+692

I find it easier and more versatile to use something like Glims to create text shortcuts for different search engines. For example, set the Amazon search to "az", then just type "az" in the Safari address bar followed by a space and then the search terms. This works for searching almost any website with a built in search function.

It's easier to type a few letters than to select a different search field, and saves valuable toolbar space.

On the other hand, Amazon Search Bar is easier to install and set up, and has links to one's cart, which is nice.

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Version 1.5
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+648
B. Jefferson Le Blanc

This might be nice if you don't user your bookmarks bar for anything else - and you shop at Amazon all the time.

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Version 1.1
Cal73 (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Cal73 (Developer)

Works just fine - is there anyway to change the size to 35.7KB from MB.

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Version 1.1
Echodot (Developer)

By that I mean - the download link works fine - and downloads the extension correctly at 35.7KB. The app also works fine, but I'll let others make that judgement.

Garyi Member IconComment+57

Just out of interest why does this tiny tiny thing weigh over 30 megs? Its not exactly doing a lot is it. Infact what does it do? Clicking amazon on my favourites bar does precisely the same thing with one more click.
Don't get me wrong that click, well its a world changer ain't it.

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Version 1.0.6


Thanks for inadvertently correcting my mistake! :) This one is 34.4 KB, not MB. Good eye.

Morpe Member IconComment+28

The bar invasion ...began!

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Version 1.0.5
Photolinkonline Member IconComment+12

Awesome! Safari finally gets with extensions!

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Version 1.0.4
Davidpabian Member IconComment+73

Tried this a few times with restarts, permission repairs, etc. As soon as it installs it opens Parallels and Windows. No sign of the plugin anywhere on the Mac side. MacBook, 10.6.3, Safari 5 (also, does installer give a choice of All Users or individuals? Have no choice in the window except all users). Also sent this info to developer.

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Version 1.0.2

Got this from the Dev and it worked. Hey David -

Looks like Parallels hijacked with .safariextz extension and want to load itself instead of letting safari handle it.

Step 1. The installer is only necessary for those without extensions enabled. If you have done that already we're set for Step 2, if not please make sure you have enabled extensions by following the instructions below.


Step 2. Download the "extension only" using the dark green button from http://echodot.com/creations/amazon_search_bar/

Unzip this, and drag and drop the .safariextz file into Safari 5.

I dragged it directly into Safari and all works fine.

Richr Member IconComment+3

Brilliant extension. With the new add/remove button it's a great addition to Safari for me.

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Version 1.0.2
Shane-Smith Member IconComment+272

I don't use amazon enough to warrant an installation. If all you want to do is search Amazon I would suggest using Glims. Do take note: Glims is not supported in Safari 5 yet. It shouldn't be long before an update comes out.

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Version 1.0.2

The current version of Glims does, indeed, work with Safari 5....no update needed.
While Glims has the option to add Amazon,France and Amazon,Japan, there's no Amazon,UK for some reason nor for Canada, Germany or China.
These options are included in 'Amazon Search Bar', though.


You can set up Glims to use Amazon UK by specifying the following query URL in Glims search engines preferences:_

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search?ie=UTF8&keywords=, #query#, &index=blended&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789cr

Penguirl Member IconComment+1062

Ugh, the Windows toolbar infestation has jumped platforms. It won't be long until I have to deal with Macs whose browser toolbars take up half the display.

Most browsers, such as Camino and OmniWeb, allow you to add site searches to the default browser search. An entire toolbar for each site you frequent is a horribly inefficient use of screen real estate.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 4,944
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License Free
Date 29 Nov 2013
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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