Saft
Saft
12.1.5

4.0

Saft free download for Mac

Saft

12.1.5
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

385 Saft Reviews

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Frankof
29 September 2009

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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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Version 12.0b3
Ppctyler
19 February 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.
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Version 12.1.5
Mglamb
08 February 2012
...and now the developer's website has disappeared. Who didn't see that coming?
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Version 12.1.5
Ben-L
08 September 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?
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Version 12.1.5
Sonnendeck
03 August 2011
Good morning. What about Lion support? When will saft be ready??
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Version 12.1.5
8 answer(s)
Fynn-Schnitzer
Fynn-Schnitzer
04 August 2011
I wrote to the author some days ago, but no answer.
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ChckyMickey
ChckyMickey
12 August 2011
Any news???? :(
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Frankof
Frankof
13 August 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
Tgphi
18 August 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
Paulimpola
20 August 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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Cyannah
Cyannah
28 August 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
Frankof
28 August 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
Roger-Rodrigues
29 August 2011
When he wakes up
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YesThatAllen
17 April 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)
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Version 12.1.5
4 answer(s)
Clwguy
Clwguy
26 June 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
Frankof
30 July 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
Clwguy
30 July 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
Boise-Ed
13 August 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-Oregon
16 April 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...
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Version 12.1.5
Clwguy
12 April 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???
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Version 12.1.4
2 answer(s)
sjk
sjk
16 April 2011
SafariStand adds "Export To PDF…" to the context menu for saving continuous/single page PDFs.
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Clwguy
Clwguy
16 April 2011
Thanks for the info Sjk
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S-kalb
03 April 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.
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Version 12.1.4
1 answer(s)
S-kalb
S-kalb
09 April 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
10 March 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.
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Version 12.1.4
Clwguy
01 March 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
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Version 12.1.3
1 answer(s)
Drdul
Drdul
10 March 2011
FYI: Glims will create separators from bookmarks named "-" regardless of the URL that is used.
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$12.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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