Saft
Saft
12.1.5

4.0

Saft free download for Mac

Saft12.1.5

16 April 2011

Extends Safari features; discontinued and not compatible with Safari 6.

Overview

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

What's new in Saft

Version 12.1.5:
  • Improvement: Safari 5.0.5 support

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385 Reviews of Saft

Frankof
29 September 2009
Version: 12.0b3

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I've been a loyal SAFT user for many years now, paid three times for "updates" after upgrading the OS. I have seen this program grow for some time, and then - nothing. It has not added features ever since Leopard came out, it even lost features that were present in Tiger, such as blocking GIF animation. Every little update of Safari killed Saft; and not for a real reason. In fact it just checked the Safari version against the version stated in the saft plist, and refused to start if it was higher. No wonder Saft was "updated" so fast every time: the developer usually just changed a single string in the plist (one that everyone could have done) and voila, he appeared "responsive". He is NOT. I have contacted the developer several times, with feature suggestions and bug reports - not a single time he bothered to reply. This utterly arrogant and disturbing attitude upset me more than once. Now, after upgrading to Snow Leopard, he wants me to pay a fourth time. Let me say it very clearly: FORGET IT! No added features, not even 64bit support, none of the useful features I had suggested years back. I might have considered upgrading for some nominal upgrade fee, if it was an upgrade. It is not. It is the attempt to rip-off customers that paid for this software for years. This f*cking s*cks. This guy definitely lost me as a customer for good. I have moved on to Glims without a single look back. (btw: the Glims developers are really nice guys - I found a bug, reported it, and got a reply almost instantly. I know they care; they do without asking for money. And you know what: I'll pay them a donation twice the price of Saft as soon as it is running flawlessly)
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Ppctyler
19 February 2012
Version: 12.1.5
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.
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Mglamb
08 February 2012
Version: 12.1.5
...and now the developer's website has disappeared. Who didn't see that coming?
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Ben-L
08 September 2011
Version: 12.1.5
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?
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Sonnendeck
03 August 2011
Version: 12.1.5
Good morning. What about Lion support? When will saft be ready??
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YesThatAllen
17 April 2011
Version: 12.1.5
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)
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Sam-A-Oregon
16 April 2011
Version: 12.1.5
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...
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Clwguy
12 April 2011
Version: 12.1.4
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???
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S-kalb
03 April 2011
Version: 12.1.4
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.
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Frankof
10 March 2011
Version: 12.1.4
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.
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Clwguy
01 March 2011
Version: 12.1.3
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
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Bonobo
19 November 2010
Version: 12.1.3
Years of faithful & successive paying again and again, then accumulating anger over non-existent responsiveness of developer and dysfunctional Saft after every update of Safari made me move to the friendly, never-nagging and stable Glims. Developer tries to keep on milking the cow, but it seems we bovines aren't that stupid after all ;-)
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Frankof
18 November 2010
Version: 12.1.3
a new version of the same crap - still to be avoided!
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Clwguy
09 September 2010
Version: 12.1.2
BE WARNED: This app does NOT work in Snow Leopard. Numerous problems have been reported. The developer does not respond to emails. But he is happy to take your money regardless AND dispute your paypal request for a refund. That should something about the type of individual he is.
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Ronin-1
09 September 2010
Version: 12.1.2
Don't buy this piece of trash. The developer NEVER responds to requests for assistance. Saft simply is not worth the trouble. Once I got arid of it Safari was much better behaved. Don't waste your money on this!!! I would rate this software a zero, but the lowest choice allowed is one star and so that is what I gave it.
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Ronin-1
26 August 2010
Version: 12.1.1
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?
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Frankof
08 July 2010
Version: 12.1.0 PB 4
AVOID THIS CRAP! This plugin used to be good and helpful a couple of years ago (although even then it was a major pita with its strange update method), but since then it got worse with every single update, and with every update of Safari as well. PLUS, the developer is the most non-responsive guy you can image. PLUS, he wants you to pay again for updates that do NOTHING additional to the already paid version, just because Safari was updated and Saft automatically disables itself and claims it is "incompatible". Feature requests are not acknowledged, and what's worse, features that once worked are not functional any more. Blocking animated GIFs? Once worked, stopped a couple of years ago after a update of Safari, and never came back. Developer answered (the only time I did get an answer, that is) that it is "no longer possible". Now with Safari 5 when extensions became available, guess what was one of the first extensions: blocking animated GIFs. Wow, that must have been hard... Block Websites from autoplaying sounds? Asked for it a couple of times over the years - never even got a reply, and of course Saft still cannot do it. I'm using ClickToFlash now, which does the job most of the time, but still not very well. AdBlocking? Glimmerblocker is better and more efficient. Additional features for Safari? Get Glims (it's free and actively being developped, not like Saft) and extensions. SO: No need for Saft anymore, no need for paying the incredible rip-off.
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S-kalb
24 June 2010
Version: 12.1.0 PB 3
I'm on (not-Snow) Leopard on a MacBook and I updated Safari to v5 and as expected Saft disabled itself. I tried to update via the website, and via the Saft built-in updater, and both cases fail at disk mounting. Something must have happened at the disk creation on the developer's side. I sent an e-mail to the developer but I didn't get anything back, so I hope the developer or other users in the same situation can read this here.
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Cheesehead
17 June 2010
Version: 12.1.0 PB 3
I liked what I seen during the short period I had the trial installed, but I just couldn't take those nag messages. There was no reason to be displaying them and after getting two messages I uninstalled it. I am a busy person and I don't want to have to deal with messages bringing Safari to the front to display some stupid trial message.
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JesperKeller
09 June 2010
Version: 12.1.0 PB
Wondering when there will be a version for Leopard and Safari v. 5...?
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clakes
09 June 2010
Version: 12.1.0 PB
Indeed it doesn't load the pref pane. Quite disappointing... =(
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Sgginc
08 June 2010
Version: 12.1.0 PB
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
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Elenor
02 June 2010
Version: 12.0.3
Like others' advice, mine is don't even try the demo of this thing, let alone pay for it like I did. When I found it I was sure I would like it, so I paid up after the first day or so. Worst ten dollars I've ever spent. I like the idea of what it does, but it simply didn't work. Safari was crashing constantly. My space designation for Safari was completely ignored. After fighting with it for a couple of weeks, trying to install in each of its modalities, I wanted to get rid of it for good reason. It was causing me way more hassles than benefits. Then, I was very pleased to discover it takes a rocket scientist to first discover how to uninstall and then another one to actually do the job. I emailed the developer.... still waiting. I researched how to uninstall on the internet and found many different methods, some of which only seem to work for some people. After about 2 hours of trying everything I could by some stroke of luck it "seems" to have left. Crossing the fingers. I downloaded Glim and wish I had done so in the first place.
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Ry-ma
25 May 2010
Version: 12.0.3
Bad support. No response on a small request.
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Ryan-M
20 April 2010
Version: 12.0.3
This is a HORRIBLE piece of software. DON'T DO IT! If you plan on buying it, it might be fine. I used the demo for a day because I needed full-screen browsing...for a day. It started popping up a window to remind me that it was a demo and I CANNOT UNINSTALL THE PROGRAM!! This is the most parasitical piece of Mac software I have ever installed and I cannot strongly enough recommend you boycott this developer.
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Dinhbg
04 December 2009
Version: 12.0.2
Saft does what it says it will do quite well. And there are features of Saft that, just as the developer claims, give Safari features it just plain should have on its own. That said, Saft has become less and less stable with every OS update. After spending literally days and no fewer than four phone calls to the Safari team at Apple trying unsuccessfully to uninstall Saft for troubleshooting purposes, I've resorted to hoping it somehow dies on its own in some future update so I can get on with my life. It's like a bad divorce.
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mpiekielnik
21 November 2009
Version: 12.0.2
I bought Saft some time ago (it was 'Saft for Tiger' then) and was not using it much. Now I wanted to use it on my new Snow Leopard system, so I paid for upgrade ($8). But I still can't register my demo of 'Saft for Snow Leopard', because Li Hao allows me to download 'Saft for Leopard' license only! To get newest version I HAVE TO UPGRADE AGAIN (another $8, which makes "UPGRADE" $1 more expensive than buying FULL LICENSE ($15). I asked Li Hao about that, but he just ignores my emails. Now I am trying to get refund from PayPal. I highly recommend 'Glims' and "Glimmer Blocker' duo to get full Saft replacement FOR FREE! Eat my five bucks, Li Hao!
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MisterE
13 November 2009
Version: 12.0.2
Another happy switcher here. I installed Glims when I upgraded to SL (10.6) and haven't looked back. You've killed the goose that laid the golden eggs Hao Li. Bye.
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dwp-1
13 November 2009
Version: 12.0.2
Glims is free, tired of Saft developer charging for every single Safari upgrade. I've paid my fair share of upgrade fee's to the Saft Developer. I've moved on!
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Gbbob
12 November 2009
Version: 12.0.2
Do not download this piece of crap. If you do, you will not be able to fully delete it. It is a damn haxie that attaches a piece of itself to a part of Safari. As I wrote earlier once you delete it, it will bring up a dialog box asking you to put Saft back in the app, folder and it also then stops your home page from loading even after you click the OK button. When Safai 4.0.4 came out I thought it would solve the problem based on what I read in the Saft help. It did not. Still every time I open Safari I get that damn box and my home page does not load. This prick of a programmer gives us no way to fully uninstall Saft. Several updates have come out since my first comment and still no uninstaller. What kind of person is this that makes a utility with no off key. The only reason I can get from all this is that the programmer is using the dialog box to annoy the user to the point that they pay for the crap he is shoving up our butts. Well, sadly I am unemployed and not well and need the money for more important things. I curse this coward for not supplying a way to get rid of this trash. I urge people to boycott Saft and use the free utility Glims that basically does that the same as Saft. End of Line...
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KernelG
10 November 2009
Version: 12.0.1
I have used and recommended Saft for years. While hesitant, I sprung for the upgrade to the Snow Leopard version when it was finally out of beta. This was a mistake. With Glims now available for free, the only reason I wanted to get Saft back on my system was ad blocking. I am tired of seeing the same damned "I got ripped in 4 weeks" and countless Internet dating ads. I also had many years of carefully selected ad blocking patterns built up. Why am I so disappointed? Saft ad blocking no longer works properly. Oh, it works if you try to load a single image directly. You'll get a Safari dialog which describes how the image could not be loaded because Saft blocked the URL based on a given pattern. But there the ad sits in the middle of a web page, displayed as normal. This occurs through refresh, re-launch, cache reset, Saft settings wipe, and even a full Safari reset. As a Saft user for years, I know how it's supposed to work and it does not. For the record, this is with the SIMBL plug-in install, running Safari in 64 bit mode. (The other methods cripple Safari, and are not an option.) Why not just report this to the developer? Because I have reported issues and asked questions in the past and I've learned that you may, or may not, get a reply weeks later, and it will rarely be more than one sentence which may, or may not, be relevant to the topic. In other words, the message is now "go away." Message received. I would no longer recommend paying for Saft. Good luck navigating his web site if you wanted to. If you don't need ad blocking, definitely go with Glims for free.
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dwp-1
06 November 2009
Version: 12.0.1
It appears many have switched to the free Glims, myself included. Developer milked us for every dollar and many are fed up. LOVE GLIMS
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Bonobo
26 October 2009
Version: 12.0.0
I'd registered Saft quite some time ago, and for sure I've also upgraded every time Hao Li wanted us to upgrade which meant upgrade everytime Mac OS X was upgraded (10.3->10.4->10.5). But now I'm fed up. EVERY TIME Safari got a minor update we had to wait for a new version of Saft, where Hao Li often only had to enable Saft for this version number (as some brave people had proved by hacking Saft's prefs file or something), this making us far too dependent on Hao Li. Now I'm happily using Glims http://www.machangout.com/ which can do almost everything Saft can (and Glims is catching up FAST) plus quite a few other things. So, Hao Li, it was *relatively* nice while it lasted: Though Saft was great, your communication and update policy was, uhm, let me say "suboptimal". I'm splitting, I've found another love. Thanks and bye.
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Mistersquid
26 October 2009
Version: 12.0.0
SAFT is bad software.
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Gbbob
22 October 2009
Version: 12.0b5
I have used and reviewed many utilities over the years and saft is the worst in implementation. First there is no read me file to tell you anything about the program, how to install, and what it installs once it is implemented within Safari. When I got to the end of the trial period, I decided not to keep it since I was using Glims and it did basically the same as Saft. So I took the app and trashed it and allowed clean app to locate any related files. The next time I launched Safari, I got a dialog box saying Saft is missing and ask me to reinstall the app. What I did not understand was why am I getting such a box if i deleted it. So I went into my archive folder found my original copy of Saft and booted the app. That was when I finally found the help for it. After going through the help, I discovered that Saft is a damn HAXIE. When it launches with Safari for the first time it places hooks into some component of Safari and there is no way to remove these pieces even if you do a reinstall of Safari which I tried. So now every time I launch Safari I first have to wait for the box to come up, click on OK and then Safari will load but I have to hit the damn OK button before Safari will load completely. Even in the help notes there are no information on how to uninstall Saft because you can't fully do. So either you buy or get use to that annoying box. You do not write a utility that cannot be fully uninstalled or have a script to remove all the parts. To me this author is nothing but a schmuck and a shyster and we all should boycot Saft and use Glims. END OF LINE...
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Dtruett1
12 October 2009
Version: 12.0b5
I tested it out and I'd pay the $12 for just the shortcuts. Went to the developer's site, hit the PayPal button and... $15. Possibly MUD's fault, not them.
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Defunct
08 October 2009
Version: 12.0b5
Basically in short: Saft used to be great, and alsmot in a league of its own. No really exciting new functions have been added, the developer insists on charging us for EVERY upgrade, when all he does to get it to work with new versions of safari is edit a line in a .plist (ok, the 64bit version probably did require work and i would pay for that...but all the rest? come on!) Another bonus is the developers insistence on being entirely uncommunicative, basically, if you pay, dont expect mich in return expect emials saying "this new version is out, please pay XX dollars to upgrade" - thanks for that. So, after many years of relative happiness (all this aside, saft does what it does very well), i have ditched saft got Glims working in 64 bit Safari, its free, its great, i can talk to the developers (they actually run it like a project! communicate! inform us!) - i wont ever look back, but will thank Saft for a number of happy years. p.s there are other alternatives - SafatiStand etc - check out http://pimpmysafari.com/
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Jayce
06 October 2009
Version: 12.0b4
Both the MacUpdate link and the link at the developer's web site download an outdated version of Saft. This is not likely to entice new users to this application.
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Philmac
05 October 2009
Version: 12.0b4
If there were notable new features, I would pay to upgrade, as I have in the past. But all that's happened is a switch to 64-bit. Now, I know that is not necessarily a simple task. At the same time, though, I can't bring myself to fork over more cash for the same user-experience - especially not when there is a free alternative. I'll keep an eye out to see if Saft evolves: I don't mind paying for functionality. (Textarea backup, for example, would be nice.) In short: the developer needs to get creative again!
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Apikoros
05 October 2009
Version: 12.0b4
I too have used Saft for years. I too will not pay a third time for essentially the same utility. I too will use Glims with Snow Leopard (and will donate to its authors).
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Programhappy
04 October 2009
Version: 12.0b4
"Saft quit unexpectedly." This is the final straw. Horrible product, from administration and licensing through functionality and updates.
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Plasterpyrus
04 October 2009
Version: 12.0b4
Horrible, horrible, horrible, I think this guy is just out to make money anyway he can! I bought this last year and had a heck of a time registring this application then, when I bought this it was for leopard even though he update it for Tiger also so it shouldn't matter which version I was using, Well, it still is a mess to register and it's impossible to download a working version of the application. The way he has this set up everytime I try to get the version for Tiger his site gives me a error message that says try the registration window. Well that does not work either and I've tried to contact him about the problem but three times I've written without a response. So even though I've bought a license I am going to have to de-install the application because I can't get support of any kind.
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Rowsdower
04 October 2009
Version: 12.0b4
This version won't open on my MacBook. "Saft quit unexpectedly." I can't find a link to the previous version. Any help?
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Frankof
29 September 2009
Version: 12.0b3
I've been a loyal SAFT user for many years now, paid three times for "updates" after upgrading the OS. I have seen this program grow for some time, and then - nothing. It has not added features ever since Leopard came out, it even lost features that were present in Tiger, such as blocking GIF animation. Every little update of Safari killed Saft; and not for a real reason. In fact it just checked the Safari version against the version stated in the saft plist, and refused to start if it was higher. No wonder Saft was "updated" so fast every time: the developer usually just changed a single string in the plist (one that everyone could have done) and voila, he appeared "responsive". He is NOT. I have contacted the developer several times, with feature suggestions and bug reports - not a single time he bothered to reply. This utterly arrogant and disturbing attitude upset me more than once. Now, after upgrading to Snow Leopard, he wants me to pay a fourth time. Let me say it very clearly: FORGET IT! No added features, not even 64bit support, none of the useful features I had suggested years back. I might have considered upgrading for some nominal upgrade fee, if it was an upgrade. It is not. It is the attempt to rip-off customers that paid for this software for years. This f*cking s*cks. This guy definitely lost me as a customer for good. I have moved on to Glims without a single look back. (btw: the Glims developers are really nice guys - I found a bug, reported it, and got a reply almost instantly. I know they care; they do without asking for money. And you know what: I'll pay them a donation twice the price of Saft as soon as it is running flawlessly)
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Gurubez
29 September 2009
Version: 12.0b3
Incredible...to get Money only for working on SnowLeopard.... I git Glims!!! IT HAS GOT THE SAME FEATURES BUT ITS FREE!!
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Belovedra
29 September 2009
Version: 12.0b2
WARNING! BUYER BEWARE! I have registered this software in June 2009, and after I installed Snow Leopard on Sept 1st, the Saft license stopped working. Why? Because there is a new Snow Leopard specific UPDATE! Since when should an update be paid for, especially when I got less than 3 months' use out of the software? Most normal software vendors provide a reasonable free upgrade window! I tried contacting the developer several times, and in the space of a month I got 1 (yes, just one) reply, and even that was a curt one. The only solution I was given was to pay for a new license! It seems like this guy is shamelessly trying to make a fast buck out of his users. And it is not just me who is saying this. If you do a search you will find that this has been said before, not just by me (see other software sites with user reviews).
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Robotank
21 September 2009
Version: 12.0b2
Well, it looks like Saft has beaten Glims in publicly releasing a version that supports 64-bit Safari (though Glims has had pre-release builds, accessible through their Facebook fan page, with 64-bit support available for a couple weeks). However, I think that Saft's developer needs to add new features or otherwise provide a substantial reason to choose (and pay for) Saft over Glims. Otherwise, people will continue to drop Saft for Glims--since their functionality is very similar and Glims is free--especially when a paid Saft upgrade comes out that doesn't offer new features. I simply can't see any motivation to pay for the Snow Leopard Saft update when a Glims update is right around the corner.
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Droopysignal
20 September 2009
Version: 12.0b2
Does Saft actually work as a plugin or do you still have to launch the Saft Agent, which then loads Safari. Really, Glims can do for free with most of Saft's features! I've purchased a license and an upgrade and was satisfied until the lack of support for 64 bit Safari as a plugin and not an agent that launches Safari with Saft.
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Robertcoogan
16 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Seems from the comments in Glims that a lot of prior Saft users are switching. Makes sense, since Glims does the same thing and is free.
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Flec65
12 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
$15 for the Snow Leopard upgrade? I used and enjoyed Saft since Panther, but this asking price makes me seriously consider the competition for the first time. I understand the need for the developer to earn money for its work, but he should have consider two things in my opininon: 1. A lower price for the upgrade for existing customers. Full price should be for new Saft users only. 2. Saft is a plugin for a free software on an operating system that cost $29.
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ben-marko
11 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Still not functional under Snow Leopard. Tried restarting and nothing.
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Jgrove
09 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Well the fact that Saft's creator hasnt bothered to answer some of these posts sums it up for me. He/She obviously doesnt care too much abouts customers. So Glims it is.
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emuller2001
07 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
If the developer does not rethink his upgrade policy for registered users of v. 11, I've decided to switch to Glims as soon as I will use Snow Leopard. That's it. A shame.
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Chmorley
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
I have been a fan of Saft for some time now, having paid for it twice. I will not pay a third time for a minor update. I understand the developer did new work to get this to function with Snow Leopard. New users of the product may find it worth the fee. I, however, will not pay for an update that provides functionality delivered elsewhere for free. I am looking forward to getting away from the cumbersome upgrade process, as well.
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Psychos
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
While I have enjoyed Saft in the past, I must agree with those who are not willing to pay for an upgrade to support Snow Leopard. Consider that Apple is only charging $29 for Leopard users to upgrade to Snow Leopard; this is because Apple is smart enough to know that people won't pay much more since most of the features are under the hood. Similarly, upgrading Saft appears to provide NO new functionality, past being compatible with Snow Leopard (and in 32-bit mode, which is much smaller of an update than the upgrade to support Safari 4.0.) If there were more major changes to Saft, possibly even just 64-bit support, I would consider paying to upgrade. If there was a new major version of Safari that Saft had to be overhauled to support, I would consider paying to upgrade. The developer has been very good in the past about quickly updating Saft to work with Safari updates. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case, since there's no timeline provided for 64-bit Safari support. I have to echo those who note that, while the updates are quick, the licensing/download system is sometimes confounding. If the developer wishes to provide a fairly priced upgrade, say $3 - $5 ($3 being the price difference between Saft for Leopard and Saft for Snow Leopard), along with 64-bit support, I will be happy to upgrade. Until then, it seems that Glims has been adding more and more features since I last compared it to Saft, thus with them promising 64-bit support soon, I will switch if that materializes.
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Robotank
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Like many others, I have a Saft licence from Leopard and won't be paying to a Snow Leopard one. I switched to Glims months ago anyway, both because I prefer it and because I was sick of Saft's ridiculous and convoluted update process. In any case, charging for a plugin that only works in 32-bit Safari is ridiculous. The current Glims build will work in 32-bit mode without the need to pay anything, and the developers say they're close to getting it working for 64-bit. I'm no expert on what's happened with InputManagers in Snow Leopard, but apps that used to rely on InputManagers, like 1Password and Speed Download, have found a way to get their plugins into 64-bit Safari, so we know it can be done. Until Saft's developer figures out the same, he has no business charing for an upgrade.
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Zephyris
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
I have used saft for a long time and swapped to glims a few months ago. Saft constantly crashed and never worked and now he wants more money for a beta. Save your hard earned money for better software.
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Ldawson
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Been with SAFT from the beginning. I take it for granted and realize how much I rely on it when it's not available for a time after an OS or Safari update. I'll pay for an upgrade to SAFT as long as it works with 64-bit Safari. Paying for this 'upgrade' and then having to run Safari in 32-bit when I've paid for the other upgrades doesn't make sense. If I have to leave SAFT behind, that's what I'll do and move forward with Safari. Bummer!
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Petieg
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
I'm simply going to wait for the freeware Glims to have SL support.. i paid for Saft years ago, and dev wanted to pay for an update to Leopard and that was the last straw...
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Bonobo
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
What a pity. - Developer wants a new license payment - Saft Snow Leopard Beta makes my Safari hang - 32-bit only? WTF? I once was a big fan of this software but now, I think, it's time to move on.
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Gurubez
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Its incredible!!! To pay for 32 Bit?? NEVER!!! Here another lost customer!! @ All Try out iCab....same + Lots mire features than Safari +Glims+Pithhelmet+Glims and RUNS 64Bit!!!!!
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Mufan99
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Developer needs to re-think current Snow Leopard strategy before he loses all his customers! Yep, another unhappy Saft user here.
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Fotodivr
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Well, I have been a S(h)aft user since day one and have aways been happy with the results. I have even waited for the updates before updating Safari but this is the last straw. To have to pay to use it in 32 bit for Snow Leopard is ludicrous. The developer should be ashamed! (and it doesn't even work properly with Safari in Snow Leopard at 32 bit)! This is the best reason to switch to GLIM - Hmmmm - free and is not a SIMBL hack - and it works. 64 bit to come quickly (check out the GLIM comments here on MU). And GLIM is more versatile. Nuf said. I will remove S(h)aft from all of our computers (and I paid for licenses for all of them!) and no longer have this POS on my watch list.
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W0lt
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Don't these developers get the same Snow Leopard beta's that everyone else does, then we have to hamstring Safari in 32 bit mode? Not me, I'll wait, and maybe do without.
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Michaelfuchs
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
You want me to pay full price for an update that is a 32bit beta version? Time to learn to live without Saft, I think...
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Droopysignal
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
Only 32 bit and it won't accept my Leopard license I purchased, even though the website claims it would be valid. I could understand paying if Saft was 64 bit, but nope, nada, and waiting...
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Programhappy
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
"Invalid license file." WRONG.
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Sai
06 September 2009
Version: 12.0b
mighty mouse scroll ball function not work after installing saft for snow leopard
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Mglamb
27 August 2009
Version: 11.0.3
Has anyone got this to update successfully? I'm getting the "improperly signed" error as well...
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Mitch-de
23 August 2009
Version: 11.0.3
PROBLEM at updating: Error at end of the update process "The update is improperly signed." ?
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Macsolu
14 August 2009
Version: 11.0.2
"Show Sidebar" does not work (for me) in this particular version. Everything else seems to be functioning.
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W0lt
13 August 2009
Version: 11.0.2
11.0.2 Doesn't seem to work any way for me even after trashing the previous Saft Input Manager
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Mibrilane
08 August 2009
Version: 11.0.1
Doesn't seem to work with the Safari 4.0.2 that is part of the Mac OS X 10.5.8 update.
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Ridogi
28 July 2009
Version: 11.0.1
The automatically saved tabs are worth the price of admission alone, along with tons of customizations. This makes Safari the best browser available. Updates are always available within about a day of Safari updates.
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Drdul
09 July 2009
Version: 11.0.1
Wow! So many complaints that every Safari update breaks Saft. That's to be expected. The same thing happens with other apps that hack Safari, like 1Password. It's no big deal. Wait a day before installing the latest Safari update, and by then Saft (and 1Password and others) will have been updated. IMO it's an negligible inconvenience given the essential functionality that Saft adds to Safari. Every once in a while I use Safari on a Mac that doesn't have Saft installed, and it's no fun at all. Saft is an excellent app, it is rock solid, and updates are delivered within 24 hours of a new Safari version. I can't ask for anything more.
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Kidclam
24 June 2009
Version: 11.0b (5530.18)
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?
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Larry-R
20 June 2009
Version: 11.0b (5530.17)
This software is useful when it works but it breaks for every new version of Safari which means each time you have to wait for an update and then when you find one you have to reinstall. Takes too much attention and time. It is just not worth it. I give up.
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Dan-Buchan
18 June 2009
Version: 11.0b (5530.17)
Another Safari update....another error that Saft can't load because of the new version. Can there be any way around this for future versions of Saft? A simple x.x.1 update of Safari can't be that major that Saft can't operate, can it? *Should* it?
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Psychos
09 June 2009
Version: 11.0b (5530.17)
There are a few other pretty good free addons of this type (e.g., Glims), but none of them seem to do quite what Saft does as well as it does, and $12 is quite reasonable for how much time it's saved me with shortcut searches, ad/popup blocking, and some tab stuff. The developer is extremely responsive, which is always important for any sort of paid software; the new version to fix compatibility with the final version of Safari 4.0 came out within a couple hours of the Safari update. My one wishlist item would be the ability to remap menu items (e.g., I personally remap keys by editing the MainMenu.nib: Quit to Opt-Cmd-Q, Print to Opt-Cmd-P so I don't accidentally trigger one of those, and left/right tab to Cmd-[ and Cmd-]. Every few updates of Safari, the MainMenu.nib gets replaced and I have to remap these again.)
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Robertcoogan
19 May 2009
Version: 11.0b (3807)
Still no fix for 5528.17. ...?
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Psychos
13 May 2009
Version: 11.0
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.)
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Applespecialist
20 March 2009
Version: 11.0
Best Safari add-on - period.
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alas!
28 February 2009
Version: 11.0
When I launch Safari 4 beta with Saft installed, my set home page does not appear, just a blank page. Problem solved when I uninstalled Saft.
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Cuneyt
26 February 2009
Version: 11.0
Developer did you thought about Safari 4 for Tiger users (10.4.11)?? please update.
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Anonymous
26 February 2009
Version: 11.0
Works perfectly with Safari 4.Thanks Hao Li... and adios Safari 3.
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Larsen2k4
25 February 2009
Version: 11.0
Thanks for the update... works like a champ with Safari 4 :)
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Clarusad
25 February 2009
Version: 10.5.7
Not supporting Tiger & PPC machines ! Other developpers still do it (Apple first, with Safari 4).
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Thermidor
07 January 2009
Version: 10.5.6
I loved Saft when I began using it a few years ago. Loved it, used it, couldn't do without it for the few days after each Safari update. Then, somehow, it got harder to figure out how to get Saft updates. Dead links, self-referring link loops, vague terminology that left things more confusing than ever... I had to repeatedly email the developer just to find where I needed to go. Like others commenting here, I was informed my email address wasn't valid. After emailing the developer, I would receive some ultra-brief reply with a link that would would magically work one time and one time only. Eventually, no reply came, and I realized I was getting angry at just the thought of spending more attention and time trying to contact the guy. This was all so I could get ONE convenient function not provided by other programs: the "Add Bookmark Here" add-on at the bottom of each bookmark menu. How many programs are able to update without these insane runarounds? It's clearly not that hard to do. Yet this guy has created this nearly impenetrable system of hoops and challenges, completely backward and needlessly frustrating for hundreds of people. I now use Glims. I uninstalled Saft a few months ago, and just did without the Add Bookmark Here function. Now I notice the Glims team has incorporated that as well. Thank God. Now Saft is merely a magnificent negative example, showing how to totally screw up something that actually worked well. Good riddance.
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Verycarla
16 December 2008
Version: 10.5.6
Shows a blank page when "Block Ad Banners" is enabled. Disabling the option restores normal functionality. I assume it's not meant to do that. I have Saft set as a Safari launcher; could that be the problem?
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Fotodivr
06 December 2008
Version: 10.5.6
tried glims - as you call it - and it was too indiscriminate as to what it filtered. Saft is much easier to train I'll stick with Saft. It usually only takes me three minutes to update Saft. Just follow the developer's instructions - a novel idea, aye!
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Bruseth
18 November 2008
Version: 10.5.5
Even though I have the latest version of Safari -> V.3.2(5525.26.12), and the latest version of Saft ->V.10.5.5, I still get an error message saying -> The current version of Safari (v5525.26.12) is not supported, so Saft is not loaded! When I run Saft to ‘update,' it tells me that I have (and indeed I do) the latest version. Anybody know what I'm doing wrong? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I miss having this fine program running on my computer.
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Luciano1
16 November 2008
Version: 10.5.5
Used Saft for many time, but now had passed to Glims. Everytime there's a new release of Safari, I must remember BEFORE to install that Saft won't work... Must wait for the update, reinstall it, dl Safari, write down all my open windows urls, ad install Safari, and cross my fingers that everything will work fine! What a headache! Last time spent more than two hours installing Saft cos for some strange reason Safari didn't load it! I'm really disappointed! Passed to Glims. Has almost all the features of Saft, and even more, and it's free, and don't have to update it everytime you want to install a minor update of Safari. Try it out...
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zx
14 November 2008
Version: 10.5.5
This latest update didn't work for me...safari won't open any windows!
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Macsolu
14 November 2008
Version: 10.5.4
Not compatible with Safari 3.2 This is not surprising. Expect the developer to address this ASAP.
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Xenex
23 October 2008
Version: 10.5.4
I've been a paid Saft user for years now, but I'm incredibly disappointed with the unreliable licensing system and inability to contact the developer. The license file download page at http://haoli.dnsalias.com/account has been down for weeks now, with a "symfony 500 Internal Server Error" error. I attempted to email the developer about the issue, so I visited the contact page at http://haoli.dnsalias.com/contact - and it has the same error message. So, here I am hoping the dev reads MacUpdate: Hey, can you fix your website?!
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Syharris
02 September 2008
Version: 10.5.4
When I'm in full screen mode I can't access my dock but I can't get back to max screen mode because "max screen" is dimmed in Safari's drop down menu. Anyway, I 'd like to uninstall Saft but there's no uninstall function with the Saft download. Can't use EasyFind (which is what I want to do to) to delete Saft's files. When selecting all of Saft's 33 files in EasyFind the files then become deselected when trying to trash or destroy them. (Have never encountered this anomaly before in EasyFind). Went to Saft developer's website but can't find any contact info there. HELP!
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Syharris
02 September 2008
Version: 10.5.4
I installed Saft 9.0.9 for my Safari 3.1.2 and OS 10.4.11 and Safari was rendered dead in the water, totally unusable. Anyone else? After uninstalling Saft Safari worked, once again, but was slow. I then reinstalled Safari 3.1.2, and Safari returned to its lively self once again. Just before installing Saft, I had installed Glims which worked fine with Safari. Dunno if the Glims/Saft combo itself caused the problem, but I've now got Glims reinstalled and Safari works fine.
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TomEck
21 July 2008
Version: 10.5.3
Still doesn't work for me--Safari doesn't display any image if I have Saft installed. I have reported this problem to the developer months ago but I never got any response.
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anonymous-gopher-3791
08 July 2008
Version: 10.5.2
2 developer: Replace MacUpdate search link in shortcuts with this one - http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?keywords=%@&starget=google
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Jellybelly
02 July 2008
Version: 10.5.2
The only feature I use is the CMD+Z to reopen accidentally closed tabs. Is there a workaround for this without using Saft? Perhaps another plugin?
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FZP
01 July 2008
Version: 10.5.2
Where is the version for Tiger and Safari 3.1.2?
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