SafariSpeed
SafariSpeed
2.1.1
4.9
0.0
SafariSpeed free download for Mac

SafariSpeed for Mac2.1.1

12 February 2007

Removes page loading delay.

What is SafariSpeed for Mac

SafariSpeed applies optimizations to Safari that will help to speed up your browsing experience and modifies Safari in other useful ways.

SafariSpeed allows you to easily remove the page loading delay that was built in to Safari. This delay prevents pages from being displayed until a set amount of time passes. By removing this delay, SafariSpeed will allow pages to be displayed as fast as your connection or cache can deliver them.

SafariSpeed also allows you to disable favorite icons - the small pictures displayed next to bookmarks and in your address bar. As you visit websites, Safari "collects" these little icons and stores them. Over time, as this "collection" grows, Safari's habit of searching through all of these icons for the correct one can slow down your browsing. These icons also eat unnecessary disk space.

SafariSpeed can also disable Safari's cache for a further performance boost.

In addition to these performance enhancements, SafariSpeed can be used to toggle PDF support and the debug menu and to switch between Safari's brushed metal and Aqua interfaces.

If you find this application useful, please register it for a low fee of $8.

What's new in SafariSpeed

Version 2.1.1:
  • Fixes some minor bugs.
  • Improves the registration system.
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Hmac
Hmac
Jun 5 2008
2.1.1
0.0
Jun 5 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
DO NOT WASTE your money on this -- as posted at webkit.org -- safari has changed and this utilit is no longer relevant -- it does NOTHING to safari 2, 3 anymore.
Cthulhu3
Cthulhu3
Mar 18 2008
2.1.1
0.0
Mar 18 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
Cleaning out old apps when I tried to erase the Safari favicons with SafariSpeed 1.3 (been in there a long time) and it did not work. Tried again. Nothing. Don't thinkI'll spend $8.00 for the updated version to see if that works. Have Safari 3.1.
Danman78
Danman78
Jun 15 2007
2.1.1
0.0
Jun 15 2007
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
I installed this software yesterday to see what the hype was all about. Ever since then, safari can no longer find google, myspace and a bunch of other websites. When I try to delete it, I'm told that I don't have sufficient permission to do so. If anyone has any tips or ideas as to what I've done wrong could you please email me at danstheman2watch@hotmail.com (lame email address, I know)? Many thanks, Dan
Maury-McCown
Maury-McCown
Feb 12 2007
2.1.1
0.0
Feb 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
From Safari's developer regarding this app: I just saw this article on Digg about how to “speed up Safari” by reducing the “page load delay” in preferences. In the comments are many testimonials like “Oh my gosh! Safari is so much faster now!” This just goes to prove how inaccurate people's powers of perception are when it comes to measuring the performance of browsers. I say this because the preference in question is dead and does absolutely nothing in Safari 1.3 and Safari 2.0.
Fredb
Fredb
Feb 12 2007
2.1.1
0.0
Feb 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
Sorry, but this is hilarious. The pref to change this so called delay is dead since Safari 1.3 and it was the *maximum* delay, not the minimum. People seeing a big difference should definitely stop smoking. According to the Safari dev, disabling the cache should be useless too. Anyway, charging for features so easy to do for free is a bit silly. If you want to kill favicons, change the look and *a lot* more, check SafariStand.
Stormchild
Stormchild
Feb 12 2007
2.1.1
0.0
Feb 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
The cache disabling feature seems silly to me. The whole point of a cache is to increase performance, therefore disabling the cache will slow things down, if anything. Nobody is going to pay $8 for this.
Josdans
Josdans
Feb 3 2007
2.1
5.0
Feb 3 2007
5.0
Version: 2.1
Kames Safari superfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Feb 3 2007
2.1
0.0
Feb 3 2007
0.0
Version: 2.1
Paying just for this ? Hello the moon ? We've got a dreamer !
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
Nov 18 2006
2.0
0.0
Nov 18 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0
This used to be great...when it was free. I'll stick to your old version, thanks. =\
Mok-in-touch™
Mok-in-touch™
Nov 18 2006
2.0
0.0
Nov 18 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0
FasterFox is free.
Lucluv
Lucluv
Nov 18 2006
2.0
0.0
Nov 18 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0
While test driving SafariSpeed 2.0, I came across the following error message while attempting to change the Brushed Metal look in the Interface settings. AppleScript Error unzip: cannot find or open /Volumes/SafariSpeed/Volumes/SafariSpeed.zip or /Volumes/SafariSpeed.ZIP. (9) Clicking on either button under Interface launched Safari, then gave me a dialog window to close Safari, followed by the above error message. I had no problems with disabling the lag time. It made my Safari 2.0.4 incredibly faster than it had been. For the record I'm on an Intel iMac running Tiger 10.4.8 and Safari 2.0.4
Denali
Denali
Jul 17 2006
1.3
5.0
Jul 17 2006
5.0
Version: 1.3
Just ran this app and WOW! Safari had slowed down terribly for me. Took about a minute to open and got the spinning ball whenever I opened any page. I thought there was a problem with my computer. Safari now opens instantly and pages load very fast. I had actually stopped using my laptop and moved to another computer as Safari was just too slow and I won't use IE. Very small app that apparently does something and does it quite well.
Alarob
Alarob
Jun 12 2006
1.3
0.0
Jun 12 2006
0.0
Version: 1.3
This functionality is also available in SafariEnhancer, along with other features.
Guest
Guest
Aug 10 2005
1.3r3
0.0
Aug 10 2005
0.0
Version: 1.3r3
Man, this app is pretty sweet =)
Maceddy
Maceddy
Jul 6 2005
1.3r3
0.0
Jul 6 2005
0.0
Version: 1.3r3
Site down?? "Safari could not open the page “http://www.scifience.com/downloads/files/SafariSpeed-1.3.zip” because the server stopped responding."
Guest
Guest
Jul 1 2005
1.3r3
5.0
Jul 1 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3r3
I can't notice any difference, maybe because I'm on a fast connection... But the MacUpdate favicon is still in my address bar though... Isn't it supposed to be gone if the favicon cash is disabled? Ho well... Safari was really fast already anyway so no big deal I guess :)
Kool03
Kool03
Jun 30 2005
1.3r3
5.0
Jun 30 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3r3
thank you very much for this app. it is very good kool.
Guest
Guest
Jun 29 2005
1.3r3
5.0
Jun 29 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3r3
works great!!! i'm using DSL and it feels so much faster
Guest
Guest
Jun 29 2005
1.3r3
0.0
Jun 29 2005
0.0
Version: 1.3r3
does this work alongside Safari Enhancer?
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Jun 29 2005
1.3r3
4.8
Jun 29 2005
4.8
Version: 1.3r3
I've downloaded and like the app, but do I have to use it once or every time I launch Safari?
Guest
Guest
Jun 29 2005
1.3r3
5.0
Jun 29 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3r3
I've always been very skeptical of so-called Internet Optimizers, as in my experience they've rarely done anything at all, and in cases they did something actually slowed down my computer with unecessary junky 'optimizers'. The only reason I downloaded this application was because it was free, too often fake Optimizers cost money, and I thought "Well, I have nothing to lose." Boy was I surprised, not only did it speed up Safari's rendering, it also cut down on Safari's HD accessing and memory use since it allowed me to dump the cache of site icons! I often run Bit Torrent cocurrently with my web browsing - and it's slow like dial up. With SafariSpeed, I can hardly tell Azureus is greedily gobbling 100k a second from my DSL.
Guest
Guest
Jun 28 2005
1.3r2
5.0
Jun 28 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3r2
This is probably the greatest app ive seen for a web browser yet! Camino has the same problem with loading time and now that you made it so safari doesnt have it i can finnaly use safari and its FAST as ever. Nice job...thanks.
Guest
Guest
Jun 28 2005
1.3r2
5.0
Jun 28 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3r2
The download problem is fixed, (thankyou), and the patch works great. Thanks and cheers.
Guest
Guest
Jun 28 2005
1.3r2
5.0
Jun 28 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3r2
Wow! This app really notched up a gear on Safari! I usually have to wait for a moment before I download pages from CNN/Money and the Morning Call pages, but after I ran SafariSpeed, it just started showing the whole page instead of waiting for all those lil bitsy pieces from the sidebars/advertisements to load up. Excellent stuff!
Guest
Guest
Jun 27 2005
1.3
0.0
Jun 27 2005
0.0
Version: 1.3
Hi, all, Sorry about the mix-up with the version! It seems that I uploaded the wrong file to my server. It should all be fixed now. I apologize for the inconvenience! Thanks, Alex Warofka Developer, ScifienceStudios
Guest
Guest
Jun 27 2005
1.3
5.0
Jun 27 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3
The downloaded dmg file is named SafariSpeed 1.3. The SafariSpeed application contained on the dmg is version 1.2.2 (creation date: May 3, 200).
Guest
Guest
Jun 27 2005
1.3
5.0
Jun 27 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3
I have now downloaded Safarispeed both from MacUpdate, and scifience. When I go to Applications it indicated both times that I have version 1.2.2! Has this indeed been updated to 1.3? Thanks
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Jun 27 2005
1.3
4.8
Jun 27 2005
4.8
Version: 1.3
It definately seems to have made Safari faster. Great software
Guest
Guest
May 26 2005
1.2.2
5.0
May 26 2005
5.0
Version: 1.2.2
Seems to be slowing down Safari in Tiger.
Guest
Guest
May 3 2005
1.2.2
5.0
May 3 2005
5.0
Version: 1.2.2
not sure bout Tiger, but definately makes Safari faster on Panther. definately. thanks!
Guest
Guest
May 3 2005
1.2.2
5.0
May 3 2005
5.0
Version: 1.2.2
Not sure if its really needed on Tige as Safari is pretty fast as it is. Version 2.0 of Safari is drastically faster than previous versions. If anyone (or the developer) can confirm the need for this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Guest
Guest
Apr 5 2005
1.2.1
5.0
Apr 5 2005
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
seems to work OK. Now of only we can make ebay as fast on safari as it is on a PC!
Guest
Guest
Jan 7 2005
1.2.1
5.0
Jan 7 2005
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
I'm getting the following error while clicking the speed optimization button: AppleScript Error sh: line 1: defaults: command not found (127) I'm running OS X 10.3.7 and haven't altered Safari 1.2.4 in any way, or even moved it from its default location. I've tried running SafariSpeed 1.2.1 in both the default Applications folder and my user one. No go for both. Any ideas? PS: For what it's worth I was able to remove the favicons successfully.
Guest
Guest
Dec 27 2004
1.2.1
0.0
Dec 27 2004
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
I don't know why you people are bitching. Why use the terminal when I can DL this in about 2 seconds and then have what I need done in less than 5 seconds thanks to the gui interface?
Guest
Guest
Nov 26 2004
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 26 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
I noticed the rest of my machine slowed down a touch, when I looked at the activity monitor, the CPU was pegged the whole time Safari was active. I wasn't even loading pages. CPU activity went back to normal when I unloaded the the speedup.
Guest
Guest
Nov 21 2004
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 21 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
The Terminal? Who cares? SafariSpeed works in an elegant Mac way: one click.
Richard-Mulholland
Richard-Mulholland
Nov 20 2004
1.2.1
0.0
Nov 20 2004
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
I dont get it, whey are you guys moaning, it does what it says it does...and it's free! I'd rather have an app/script that does this than go to the terminal myself. Lay of this developer, he's not charging anything...!
Guest
Guest
Nov 20 2004
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 20 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
This is a AppleScript that calls a shell-script. You can do it from the Terminal ( to test the "delay-factor"... ) Terminal: Delay-On: defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 1.00 Delay-Off: defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.000001 That's what I found in the .app
Guest
Guest
Nov 19 2004
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 19 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Wow, I can just imagine those 2byte site images clogging up my 80gb hard drive in no time :P
Guest
Guest
Nov 16 2004
1.2
5.0
Nov 16 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2
Doesn't OnyX have most or all of these features?
Timplaster
Timplaster
Nov 16 2004
1.2
5.0
Nov 16 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2
Awesome, really WORKS!
Guest
Guest
Nov 15 2004
1.2
5.0
Nov 15 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2
WOW! it actualy works. GREAT
Guest
Guest
Nov 15 2004
1.2
5.0
Nov 15 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2
xcellent !!! i've wanted to turn off the favicons for a while now as safari seems to struggle with these for some reason.. weird! GREAT util!! Thanks :)
Guest
Guest
Nov 15 2004
1.2
5.0
Nov 15 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2
Nice! Safari works great and the "new" feature with the fav.icons is best... this things should be "native" in Safari...(hey Apple guys, pay some millions to this lonely developer...) and make Safari better! usefull app!
Guest
Guest
Nov 15 2004
1.2
5.0
Nov 15 2004
5.0
Version: 1.2
Wow. I am floored by the difference this program makes -- especially on sites composed of numerous banners originating from ad servers. This is the real deal.
Guest
Guest
Nov 2 2004
1.1
0.0
Nov 2 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1
Cool! Seems to load pages split seconds faster! :)
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2004
1.1
5.0
Oct 20 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Nice. Works great
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2004
1.1
5.0
Oct 20 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
I don't see any difference at all (on a G5 2.0 DP with 2 Mbit DSL).
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2004
1.1
5.0
Oct 20 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Yes. Works great on a dual 2.5 gig g5!
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2004
1.1
5.0
Oct 20 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Amazing! Rock on!
Guest
Guest
Oct 19 2004
1.1
5.0
Oct 19 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Thanks works great, (almost to fast) in iMac 10.3.5/Safari 1.2.3; together with BroadbandOptimizer-1.5.1, Who needs DSL?
Guest
Guest
Oct 19 2004
1.1
5.0
Oct 19 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Excellent! Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Oct 19 2004
1.1
5.0
Oct 19 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
I'm liking it!
Guest
Guest
Oct 12 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Oct 12 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
Cheap hack that actually seems to make Safari slower in my case (Safari 1.2.3) Also seems to cause Safari to make more disc activity all the time when before it was completely silent. I reset it back to defaults but I still think the disc activity is happening. I don't know what it is doing but is complete crud.
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Sep 27 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
Great! You will notice safari's delay when you reload a page, keep doing it on the same page and you will see the delay each time before safari reloads the page. With safarispeed installed it completely removes this delay! It's small little programs like this that make computing so much better!
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Sep 27 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
Fantastic :) Works great, speeds up Safari noticably :)
Guest
Guest
Sep 25 2004
1.0.21
0.0
Sep 25 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0.21
EXCELLENT! Ran it on my TiBook with cable modem/Airport connection and the speed increase is definitely noticeable. Kudos for a job well done!
Guest
Guest
Sep 25 2004
1.0.21
0.0
Sep 25 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0.21
Just downloaded and installed.. Runs great.. Noticable diffrence in page load and no effect to stablity.. My donation is on it's way!
Guest
Guest
Sep 25 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Sep 25 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
Works beautifully on PowerBook G4, 10.3.5, Safari 1.2.3., slow modem. Certainly worth a donation!
Guest
Guest
Sep 25 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Sep 25 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
Works great. Definite speed boost with no observed side effects. Thanks! Simple and undo-able. Nothing to clutter your drive and no dependencies. Nice and sweet.
Guest
Guest
Sep 25 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Sep 25 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
Definitely faster.
Guest
Guest
Sep 24 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Sep 24 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
Works awesome on my G5 with broadband. You can really see the difference. Thanks. Keep up the good work!!!
Guest
Guest
Sep 24 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Sep 24 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
Here's a tip to make Safari load faster: Open /~/Library/Safari/ and look for the folder named Icons. Open that, and delete everything in the folder. Then, get info on the Icons folder, and change the permissions to Read Only. This will prevent Safari from saving favicons (the little icons in the address bar), and, for some reason, greatly improves startup speed. I noticed a difference of about five to ten seconds on my Sawtooth G4/400.
Guest
Guest
Sep 24 2004
1.0.21
5.0
Sep 24 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.21
So far... So good... It improves the speed a lil. At least I notice it. TY. I´m too lazy to do something in the terminal.. So Yes, so far everything seems good.
Guest
Guest
Sep 23 2004
1.0.2
5.0
Sep 23 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
I think it should be noted under the system requirements that it requires that you have the BSD subsystem installed. I kept getting an applescript error (-127) without it.
Guest
Guest
Sep 21 2004
1.0.2
5.0
Sep 21 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
Using with Safari 1.3 DP, and it works great. Nice little app...
Guest
Guest
Aug 21 2004
1.0.2
5.0
Aug 21 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
nice app. works great and really speeds things up. thanks,
Nick-Crawford
Nick-Crawford
Aug 20 2004
1.0.2
4.8
Aug 20 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0.2
Been using it for about 5 minutes. Cached pages load much faster, and it sure appears to have decreased the load time on pages.
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0.2
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
Surely this just changes the APARRANT page load speed, NOT the actual load speed. Pages will begin to be rendered faster but will not finish loading any quicker, so you will see some content, but it might get moved around while you are trying to read it. I coudl be mistaken but for an expert view, go here: http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/ to read about how Safari loads pages.
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0.1
0.0
Aug 18 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
For those of you that have Panther Cache Cleaner, you should be advised that it does this for Safari, too... just FYI.
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0.1
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
This app definately makes a difference in speed on cable. I'm not qualified to make a thorough review, but everything seems solid...
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0.1
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
I have read that the perceived speed is increased, but the actual speed may be decreased using this. Does anyone know if that is true?
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
It works well on my machine. I have had no end of issues with Safari and this perks up performance.
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
What does this actually do? Will someone with Panther check what files it's modifying and report... their page says it's GPL but there's no source.
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
Does what it says and for those that don't like to use Terminal, it's perfect. Safari does become a lot snappier after the patch. Well done!
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0
0.0
Aug 18 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0
Whats the use of this application while you can simply type this command in the terminal window: defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.25 Search in Google to find more..
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Aug 18 2004
1.0
4.8
Aug 18 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0
This does seem to help a bit, but not dramatically (I have a fast computer and a cable ISP). I am writing this hoping the author will read what I have to say. First, this might be improved by an Undo option. Second, have you considered writing a similar utility for OmniWeb?
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
Does seem a little faster. But all it does is run the following command in the Terminal: defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.0001 They could just post that command at MacOSXHints, and then they wouldn't have to ask for donations for distribution costs.
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2004
1.0
5.0
Aug 18 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
i tried it with os 10.2.8 and safari 1.0.3 and it told me that it worked...
$8.00
4.9
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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