Saft
Saft 12.1.5
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Extends Safari features; discontinued and not compatible with Safari 6.   Shareware ($12.00)
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Saft is a Safari plugin to extend its features with ad blocking, Google Safe Browsing, full-screen browsing, type-ahead searching, customized Google Search field, URL shortcuts and kiosk mode. Features include (strikethrough features are implemented in Safari now):
  • Ad/banner blocking with simple URL pattern matching
  • Add bookmark folder here and add bookmark here in every bookmark menus
  • Always open browser window in tab
  • Auto hide Downloads window
  • Auto save and restore opened browser windows at quitting and start
  • Block animation
  • Block HTML refreshing in
What's New
Version 12.1.5:
  • Improvement: Safari 5.0.5 support
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • MacOS 10.6 or later
  • Safari 3.1.2 or later





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Saft User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 12.x:
(19)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(113)

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+4
Ppctyler commented on 19 Feb 2012
I've never been able to get it to work in Safari 5.0.6. Its a shame, I really used to enjoy using it. Does anyone know what might have happened to the developer? The new Glims and Safari Stand, give you most of the functionality, but I did enjoy the Saft interface. Any information on what is going on with the product would be greatly appreciated.
[Version 12.1.5]


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+18
Mglamb commented on 08 Feb 2012
...and now the developer's website has disappeared. Who didn't see that coming?
[Version 12.1.5]


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Ben L commented on 08 Sep 2011
I have been a user of Saft for several years, and I have never minded paying for the author's work to update it for new versions of Safari, but it is certainly a nuisance to have to keep rejecting Software Update's suggestion to use Safari 5.0.6 until the Saft update appears.

My only real reason to use Saft is to disable animation on the screen, which it does incompletely. Can those who know alternatives please suggest which is best for somebody who needs only this function?
[Version 12.1.5]


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+19
Sonnendeck commented on 03 Aug 2011
Good morning. What about Lion support? When will saft be ready??
[Version 12.1.5]

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Fynn Schnitzer replied on 04 Aug 2011
I wrote to the author some days ago, but no answer.
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+5
ChckyMickey replied on 11 Aug 2011
Any news???? :(
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Frankof replied on 13 Aug 2011
don't expect it any time soon - or expect a crippled version for the full "upgrade" fee, that will then be further updated in non-predictable intervals to be almost usable just before the next OS update. That is at least how it worked in the last years...
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Tgphi replied on 18 Aug 2011
Well it's been a month since the Safari 5.0.6 update, and still no Saft, for Leopard; Snow Leopard, or Lion. In my opinion, that is unforgivable. You have just lost a customer, Mr. Hao Li.
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Paulimpola replied on 20 Aug 2011
Tgphl, you are more patient than I. I switched to Glims a few weeks ago. Glims is still a bit buggy, but it is receiving frequent updates. And it is FREE!
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+5
Cyannah replied on 28 Aug 2011
The developer used to update promptly after an Apple upgrade, and he used to answer e-mails. I have to assume he has finally abandoned Saft. I'm sorry about that. It's always worked well for me, and offered distinct advantages.
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Frankof replied on 28 Aug 2011
@Cyannah "The developer used to update promptly after an Apple upgrade, and he used to answer e-mails." - Not for the last two years, to say the truth...
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Roger Rodrigues replied on 28 Aug 2011
When he wakes up
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+5

YesThatAllen reviewed on 17 Apr 2011
I'm not sure what all the complaints are going on here..

I paid for Saft for 10.4, an upgrade fee for 10.5, and again for 10.6 - - never in between.. and frankly they were all great updates to a product I wouldn't want to use Safari without.

If someone doesn't want to use this software, that's fine, but I don't see any reason to trash the developer personally.

I'm happily using Saft on my Snow Leopard computer with the latest safari, and probably won't upgrade to 10.7 until a compatible version of Saft is released (a paid update or not)
[Version 12.1.5]

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Clwguy replied on 26 Jun 2011
One only needs to read the numerous comments to see why we're all trashing the developer: there are major problems with saft and the developer does not care and is unresponsive. Saft was once a great plug-in but not anymore. Any one here giving Saft 5 stars is probably the developer or a friend posing as a happy customer because there ain't no such thing as a happy saft user anymore.
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Frankof replied on 30 Jul 2011
"I'm not sure what all the complaints are going on here".

I'll tell you in your own words: "I paid for Saft for 10.4, an upgrade fee for 10.5, and again for 10.6", which means paying for NO added functions whatsoever (in fact, several functions disappeared). There is NO development, NO progress, NO "great updates" as you say. Simply adding some basic compatibility to a new OS update - but only to a point that is simple. Blocking animated GIFs (which once worked) stopped working because it is "not possible" - well, others CAN do it, go figure.

" I don't see any reason to trash the developer personally". Well, there is NO response to user requests at all, NO acknowledgment of bug reports, NO NOTHING, not even a short answer. This guy tries to rip customers for NOthing. Sorry, I'd love to say positive things about this product - as I do for other products that deserve it - but it would be a plain lie.

Stay clear of this program, that's the honest advice I can give.
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Clwguy replied on 30 Jul 2011
I'll tell you why I'm (we're) trashing this developer: the upgrade does not work in Snow Leopard. And since it didn't work I opened a dispute on PayPal... after all why should i pay for software that doesn't work? The effen developer contested it. I did not get my money back. That's why Allenh.

I too am happy to recommend software that deserves it: Lil, snitch, Hazel, Onyx, etc. Saft doesn't deserve even 1 star anymore.
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Boise-Ed replied on 13 Aug 2011
You are? On my Snow Leopard (10.6.8) Mac, the latest Safari is v. 5.1, and the latest Saft on this page or Hao Li's own page only supports Safari 5.0.5. Where did you get your newer one, Allenh?
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Sam-A. commented on 16 Apr 2011
Like so many others I was a loyal Saft user for many years. Now the only thing I miss is the nifty "control + drag" function that I seem unable to find elsewhere. Anyone got any ideas about that? I am using Smart Scroll and have got some of the functionality I seek...
[Version 12.1.5]


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Clwguy reviewed on 12 Apr 2011
Glims has replaced most of the functionality of SHAFT but the one feature i really miss is the right click save page as pdf. Yes, I know I can do it through the print dialogue box but it's much slower and involves more steps. Does anyone know of another plugin with this feature???
[Version 12.1.4]

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sjk replied on 16 Apr 2011
SafariStand adds "Export To PDF…" to the context menu for saving continuous/single page PDFs.
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+14
Clwguy replied on 16 Apr 2011
Thanks for the info Sjk
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+9
S_kalb commented on 03 Apr 2011
I know Glims is the way to go and all but I haven't found a way to mimic the address bar shortcuts Saft does. For example: I type "mu" and it automatically loads "www.macupdate.com", as specified by my preferences. What alternative to Saft does this? I'll keep Saft installed in the wait of finding an alternative to that particular feature.
[Version 12.1.4]

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S_kalb replied on 09 Apr 2011
It's me again. I found it: KeyStone. It is not in the Similar Software above but it is on MacUpdate: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33820/keystone

KeyStone is supposed to be a keyword search engine, but when you don't specify the query part it does exactly what I was looking for.
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Frankof reviewed on 10 Mar 2011
just in case potential new users see this "update": avoid SAFT, even if you heard it was good. It really WAS good a couple of years ago, but an arrogant and non-responsive developer who wants to charge for every small update does not deserve to be supported.
[Version 12.1.4]


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Clwguy reviewed on 01 Mar 2011
TIP for former SAFT users: I FINALLY discovered how to make real bookmark separators which was one of the handy features of Saft when it actually worked and was a nifty add-on (... a long time ago). Create a bookmark name: "-" and URL: "-:-"

Now if I can only find a replacement for the handy right mouse click to save a PDF (vs. print > save as pdf).

And once again DON"T BUY SAFT
[Version 12.1.3]

1 Reply

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+374
Drdul replied on 10 Mar 2011
FYI: Glims will create separators from bookmarks named "-" regardless of the URL that is used.
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Ronin_1 had trouble on 26 Aug 2010
Over several versions of Safari and SAFT I have experienced numerous "hangs" with Safair...the spinning beach ball of death. I have to force quit Safari and try again. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
[Version 12.1.1]

1 Reply

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+9
Ronin_1 replied on 01 Sep 2010
This is an update to my earlier post.

Repeated efforts to contact the developer have been unsuccessful which leaves me unable to recommend this product to anyone. This is unfortunate because there are several features Safari still lacks (come on Steve, get with the program).

I hope that open add-onx for Safari will soon be able to replace SAFT.
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+155
Sgginc had trouble on 08 Jun 2010
Doesn't work in Safari 5 w/ new Saft 5.0SL171. When in Safari Prefs when you click on the Saft icon it brings nothing up.

Using Saft as a launcher.

Simbl .97 is in Scripting Additions.
Tried it in Input Managers too.

Thanks ... Ken
[Version 12.1.0 PB]

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Rowsdower replied on 08 Jun 2010
Same here. Shows up as a choice in Safari prefs, but clicking on it does nothing.
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+8
Tycho replied on 09 Jun 2010
Same here.
The developer mentions this as a "known bug" on his site, but what's the use of this update for Safari 5, if it has a bug that renders Saft totally useless in... Safari 5 ?
Anyway, I like Saft, but this update was released too soon.
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Rowsdower had trouble on 04 Oct 2009
This version won't open on my MacBook. "Saft quit unexpectedly."

I can't find a link to the previous version. Any help?
[Version 12.0b4]


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ProgramHappy had trouble on 05 Sep 2009
"Invalid license file."

WRONG.
[Version 12.0b]


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sai had trouble on 05 Sep 2009
mighty mouse scroll ball function not work after installing saft for snow leopard
[Version 12.0b]


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+18
Mglamb had trouble on 27 Aug 2009
Has anyone got this to update successfully? I'm getting the "improperly signed" error as well...
[Version 11.0.3]


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mitch_de had trouble on 23 Aug 2009
PROBLEM at updating:
Error at end of the update process
"The update is improperly signed."
?
[Version 11.0.3]


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Mibrilane had trouble on 07 Aug 2009
Doesn't seem to work with the Safari 4.0.2 that is part of the Mac OS X 10.5.8 update.
[Version 11.0.1]

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Mibrilane commented on 09 Aug 2009
It seems to work when Saft is used as a Safari launcher, but the input manager doesn't load.
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Mibrilane commented on 09 Aug 2009
Ok, fixed it by trashing Saft and downloading it again. Strange. Seems to be working fine as an input manager now.
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kidclam had trouble on 24 Jun 2009
I haven't even tried out Saft yet, but on the same minute it was installed it already asked for money. So I trashed the application yet it is still asking me to install Saft upon opening Safari with an annoying Pop up window. Way to go. If you don't pay it becomes a Spam software.

So how do I uninstall?
[Version 11.0b (5530.18)]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 24 Jun 2009
http://haoli.dnsalias.com/Saft/Installation/index.html:


Removal

Move Saft in /Library/InputManagers to Trash and restart Safari.
Finder may say that Saft is in use when trying to empty the Trash. Logout and login again (or restart mac) to solve this problem.
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+162
psychos had trouble on 13 May 2009
Safari 4 Beta 5528.17 that came out alongside 10.5.7 doesn't seem to work with the latest Saft. I have a feeling that the developer will quite likely fix this in the next few hours as usual (kudos to him for being so quick with updates!), but if anyone knows how to force it to load (if it will) that'd be useful. (Can't find the Safari version string in the Saft files, etc.)
[Version 11.0]



Brunosantos rated on 11 Oct 2011

[Version 12.1.5]



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Mac-Bitch rated on 26 Jul 2011

[Version 12.1.5]



+29

Bonobo rated on 17 Apr 2011

[Version 12.1.5]



Mcgerk rated on 24 Mar 2011

[Version 12.1.4]



+20

Tenthumbs rated on 10 Mar 2011

[Version 12.1.4]



+5

Macsimm rated on 26 Jan 2011

[Version 12.1.3]


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Version Downloads:16,502
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Shareware
Date:16 Apr 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Saft is a Safari plugin to extend its features with ad blocking, Google Safe Browsing, full-screen browsing, type-ahead searching, customized Google Search field, URL shortcuts and kiosk mode. Features include (strikethrough features are implemented in Safari now):
  • Ad/banner blocking with simple URL pattern matching
  • Add bookmark folder here and add bookmark here in every bookmark menus
  • Always open browser window in tab
  • Auto hide Downloads window
  • Auto save and restore opened browser windows at quitting and start
  • Block animation
  • Block HTML refreshing in front-most browser
  • Block images and plugins
  • Bookmark search
  • Bookmark this group of tabs
  • Consolidate browser windows
  • Control-1 to 9 to popup bookmark menu or open bookmark
  • Control-drag page
  • Crash protection
  • Customizable HTTP timeout
  • Customized Google search field
  • Do not allow scripts to bring tab to front
  • Drag tab buttons to add the URL string to other applications
  • Enter/ctrl-enter to go to next/previous links (like in Google)
  • Export Selected Bookmarks
  • Extended search from contextual menu
  • External text editor support for TextArea
  • Focus the last selected tab when closing the current one
  • Full-screen browsing
  • Growl support
  • History search
  • Install debug menu
  • Kiosk mode
  • Max screen for normal browser windows
  • One-page PDF export
  • Open tab in new window
  • Option to use Aqua interface
  • Original URLs in Finder comments of downloaded files, exported PDFs and saved pages
  • Save and load browser windows
  • Separator in bookmark menu
  • Sidebar
  • Sort bookmarks in every bookmark menus
  • Stop download warnings
  • Tab rearranging with drag and drop
  • Type-ahead searching
  • Undo support for closing tab
  • Undo support in HTML TextArea and TextField
  • URL shortcuts
  • URL traverse with return-key
  • Work-around of click-through bug in WebKit


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