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1.5.1
24 June 2007

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I am currently trying to update this to work on Leopard, if any devs out there have some spare time, please let me know, because I dont have much time at the moment - but really want to get this working. (Im about 90% finished, but need some help with the NSOutlineView implementation) Thanks in advance
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Version 1.5.1

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I am currently trying to update this to work on Leopard, if any devs out there have some spare time, please let me know, because I dont have much time at the moment - but really want to get this working. (Im about 90% finished, but need some help with the NSOutlineView implementation) Thanks in advance
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Version 1.5.1
Rog360
24 December 2008
Please update for 10.4.11.. Great app just needs a fix... :)
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Version 1.5.1
Jimw
08 December 2008
Great concept but simply not compatible with latest Mac OS and Safari. Tried all the suggestions such as using the 1.6a1 version, placing in the main library and resetting permission, but still did not work. My rating is for MacOS 10.5.5 running Safari 3.2.1
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Version 1.5.1
Dorkypants
10 November 2008
ver 1.6a1: 1. Removing non-favorite cookies also removes cookies with no expiration date that belong to websites marked favorite. 2. Doing innocuous things like sorting by website in the SafariPlus window crashes Safari (3.1.2 (4525.22)) My system is a 1st gen MacBook running Tiger (10.4.11) with all Apple Software Updates applied and lots of free RAM.
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Version 1.5.1
Sw-tester
23 October 2008
works with leopard. I tested the cookies feature with Safari 3.1.2 and it works! yeah! you must go to the developers site. download the SafariPlus-1.6a1 version. after you put into the InputManagers folder, you will need to set the privileges to match. I used BatChmod. When I tried to set the privileges in the finder with Get Info and Apply to enclosed items it did not fix the privileges.
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Version 1.5.1
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Smactron
Smactron
25 October 2008
What exactly does one set the permissions to? Since this hasn't seen updates in a long time I'd love to use your tip to get it working under the latest Safari (as well as the latest WebKit nightlies) and OS X 10.5.5 but I'm not sure what to set the permissions to or how to use BatChmod.
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Version 1.5.1
Xenophile
08 July 2008
Abandonware. No updates for over a year, latest version incompatible with Leopard. It's unfortunate, because SafariPlus was the best cookie manager I've ever used; it was simple, unobtrusive, powerful, and its feature set perfectly matched the gaping hole in Safari's functionality. I just upgraded to Leopard but it feels like a horrible downgrade whenever I use Safari. I would gladly pay for a Leopard version of SafariPlus, or anything comparable. What I would really like is for Apple to incorporate SafariPlus's functionality into Safari, since it is the sort of "advanced" feature that every web browser should have.
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Version 1.5.1
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Tom46
Tom46
30 July 2008
Have you tried OmniWeb? I switched to OmniWeb from Safari primarily because of its great cookie handling. I agree with you that Apple is missing the boat by not incorporating this feature into Safari.
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Version 1.5.1
Aikousha
29 June 2008
I'm not certain, but I believe this crashes Safari on any web page with flash (and possibly moving gifs), as it crashes all the time, except on a blank page, or on animesuki. As it does this just as it starts drawing the page and then locks everything up for about a minute while it actually finishes crashing-out, I didn't feel like spending all night troubleshooting it (needless to say I got it to crash about 10 times, before I gave up). This makes it worthless, completely. You can't even really use the cookie part, since cookies are useless if you can't even get to the site to get one. If it eventually ends up working properly it'd be indispensable, and you can't beat free. What I don't understand is that Flash blocking or disabling should have been built into Safari years ago, as should minor cookie management similar to this program. Was Macromedia paying off Apple, or are the Safari developers all a bunch of ƒµ¢kíñq idiots that don't have real-world experience browsing the web? If it weren't for a few sites that require it for what I need (and that's countable on one hand, mind you), I'd remove flash completely from my Mac, treating it just like the old AOL virii that came pre-installed.
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Version 1.5.1
Cyann
12 April 2008
Still waiting for the Leopard Update. It seems to me it's "under investigation" for too much time… What are you waiting for??? Sorry for my impatience.
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Version 1.5.1
Efbuzzard
29 March 2008
My biggest regret in switching to Leopard is the loss of this utility. If you are running Tiger, don't hesitate to use it. I can't understand why these features aren't part of OSX, and I hope the developer will make this Leopard compatible ASAP!
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Version 1.5.1
nowheredense
15 March 2008
I can hardly wait for a Leopard-compatible release. I must have it to control cookies. There is no other utility that does the job better.
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Version 1.5.1
Femigh
11 March 2008
BY FAR the best cookie manager for Safari (pre-Leopard) - painless, automatic filtering, easy-to-set preferences, then hands-off. Apple should pay to incorporate into Safari 3. But not ready for Leopard. When SP becomes compatible with Leopard, I will pay more than the suggested donation.
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Version 1.5.1
Tom46
06 February 2008
THis is such a great utility. It's a shame the developer doesn't seem interested in updating it for Leopard.
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Version 1.5.1
Neaniskos
20 December 2007
v1.6a1 crashes when removing all non-favorites When clicking on the button "remove all non-favorites" in Safariplus v.1.6a1 (on a G4 iBook), the first time nothing happens, the second time Safari 3.0.4 crashes invariably. Apart from that, this beta works fine.
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Version 1.5.1
adfasdfasdfasdf
19 December 2007
I use it with Leopard - and it works better than Leopard "The Disaster" itself. On my Xmas wish list: SafariPlus in sync on different Macs. All the filters I create on my iMac are not on my MacBook. This would be GREAT.
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Version 1.5.1
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Tice
Tice
16 January 2008
How did you manage to run SafariPlus on Leopard?
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Version 1.5.1
Tice
07 December 2007
I really hope SafariPlus will be here soon for Leopard. Shame on Apple that they aren't able to come up with a decent Cookie management like this!
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Version 1.5.1
Femigh
04 December 2007
SafariPlus is the only really good, yet unobtrusive, cookie and history manager that I know of. Let us hope for a Leopard version soon. I would be happy to pay the shareware fee again just to get it operating with 10.5.x.
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Version 1.5.1
Gbk
29 November 2007
From dev website: "Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: under investigation" ... this take time, too much usefull, miss me :(
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Version 1.5.1
Smactron
28 November 2007
I can't seem to find any way to email the developer. There is no official version for Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Safari 3.0.4. I hope that an update comes out soon and that the Allow GIFs checkboxes are usable.
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Version 1.5.1
Macsolu
18 November 2007
SafariPlus 1.5.1 works beautifully with System 10.4.10 and Safari 2.0.4. A great time-saver! SafariPlus 1.5.1 fails with System 10.4.11 and Safari 2.0.4 -- Safari will crash @ launch. SafariPlus 1.6a1 fails with System 10.4.11 and Safari 2.0.4 -- Safari will launch fine. However, while SafariPlus is chooseable off the "Safari" menu, its checkboxes for cookies don't check or uncheck, and soon the window becomes unresponsive and Safari will crash. I am not using Safari 3.0.4 because there are several SIMBL plugins that I really like, and apparently version 3 of Safari will not work at all if the SIMBL subsystem is loaded. Too bad, but I don't see a whole lot of advantages to Safari 3 anyway.
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Version 1.5.1
Simple to install and use. Beta version 1.6a1 works for me with 10.4.11 and Safari 3.0.4. Only problem is that the options to block GIF animation are greyed out.
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Version 1.5.1
Hmac
08 November 2007
He has a beta version for safari 3 and 10.4.x at his home page> http://web.mac.com/jrc/SafariPlus/ download link is> http://web.mac.com/jrc/SafariPlus/download/SafariPlus-1.6a1.zip This is something apple should include in safari. also, ideally it should have a searchable field/box like camino, firefox, cocoa cookies, etc
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Version 1.5.1
Ochre
16 July 2007
1.5.1 /should/ be used on 10.4.9 after the installation of Quicktime 7.2 and Security Update 2007-006. One of these updates broke SafariPlus 1.5 for me but updating to 1.5.1 fixed it.
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Version 1.5.1
nowheredense
04 July 2007
I have a MacBook Pro with OS 10.4.10. With Safari 2.0.4 (419.3), I run the following: - Saft 8.3.12 - PithHelmet 2.6.7 - 1Passwd 2.3.11 The moment I installed SafariPlus 1.5.1, Safari began crashing after every launch. For the life of me, I could not figure out why. I finally 'cured' this issue by moving the SafariPlus folder to /Library/InputManagers. I still do not know what different it makes, however.
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Version 1.5.1
S-P-L-A-T-!
25 June 2007
mmmmmmmmmm !! I see.... works with 10.4.10 but, not with Safari 3.02 !! I can't wait for that... THANX in advance
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Version 1.5.1
Tom46
24 June 2007
After installing OS 10.4.10, SafariPlus caused Safari to quit whenever I navigated to a website which required Safari plugins to be enabled. Uninstalling SafariPlus solved the problem.
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Version 1.5
2 answer(s)
jrc+
jrc+
24 June 2007
SafariPlus 1.5.1 fixes compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4.10.
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Version 1.5.1
Tom46
Tom46
24 June 2007
Thanks for the quick fix.
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Version 1.5.1
bikerbob38
23 June 2007
FWIW, I just downloaded and installed the latest Apple Security Update, "Security Update 2007-006 (PowerPC)" (1.0), on my G4 iBook running OS 10.4.9, and Safari crashed upon launch repeatedly. Suspecting it was a Safari add on, I began removing them. SarariPlus was first and after removing it, Safari launched and ran normally. Hope the developer updates it. Bob
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Version 1.5
Aeschylus
12 June 2007
Safari 3 beta has broken SafariPlus 1.5. This is an ESSENTIAL plugin to remove nasty cookies. Author -- PLEASE update SafariPlus. Thanks!!
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Version 1.5
2 answer(s)
jrc+
jrc+
23 June 2007
I posted an alpha version that fixes compatibility problems with Safari 3 Beta: http://web.mac.com/jrc/SafariPlus/
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Version 1.5
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
24 June 2007
Thank you. So far, it works GREAT!! Thanks again.
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Version 1.5.1
Drad
10 May 2007
It is somewhat useful but it doesn't sort correctly or completely. This would be even better if it had a filter function box like FIREFOX.
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Version 1.5
JDMv2
31 October 2006
I love Safari Plus, it's favourite cookie function is a real security blanket for me, however I feel as though the flash and image management features are extraneous. More focus on the cookie management would be better. Unfortunately it's got a few drawbacks - it currently doesn't work with WebKit 420+ or Safari 3 under Leopard. Probably not an issue for most users, but as a developer it's a killer. I hope it gets an update soon.
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Version 1.5
Tice
18 October 2006
Great little plugin. Wonder why Apple doesn't thought of this. Thanks to the developer(s).
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Version 1.5
Macsweep
12 October 2006
Great plug-in!! I love it. It allows me to decide which cookies I want to keep on my Mac, all others are automatically deleted when I quit Safari. This is the best part of SafariPlus. This should be part of Safari!
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Version 1.5
Fransik
01 June 2006
Extremely reactive developer, quite impressive, really. (Flash blocking option). Many thanks again!
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Version 1.5
Jeepee
23 May 2006
Great simple program. Closing Safari will remove unwanted cookies and now also irritating Flashbanners are gone. Surfing the internet is relaxing again. :-) I'm curious what great features will follow... Thanks!
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Version 1.5
Fransik
17 May 2006
Would be the killer app if it would disallow any flash-based pop-ups too ;-) so far, I have been using SafariBlock for that matter. But this is just me, SafariPlus does work just as advertised, it is nice and unobtrusive, easy to use (First thought I would find it within Safari preferences...) Thanks jrc Software!
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Version 1.4.1
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jrc+
jrc+
22 May 2006
You got your wish! Check out version 1.5 for Flash ad blocking.
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Version 1.5
Fransik
Fransik
01 June 2006
...many, many thanks! Frankly, I am quite impressed by such a quick reaction. It is a killer app, definitively, but I will keep using SafariBlock as well, since I do want to block some ads from sites I otherwise (need to) navigate to: Flash animations tend to push Safari to the top as far as processor activity is concerned - my perfect duo :-)
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Version 1.5
Moeweny
02 May 2006
I much prefer a simple application or add-on that does just what I want rather than an all-encompassing one with a huge number of prefernces, options, and panes to wade through. For those of us who are not "power users", I cannot imagine a more elegant way to handle cookies that what SafariPlus offers. Except that often I cannot get my SafariPlus preferences to stick. I select a website as a favorite, but low-and-behold the next time I open Safari it is no longer a favorite (and it gets deleted if and when I have the application set to purge non-favorties). I can't discern any pattern to when it does and doesn't work. At the moment I have no other add-ons installed for Safari. At one point I ran the "Autocomplete Always On!" script, but then my preferences for SafariPlus NEVER stuck.
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Version 1.4
4 answer(s)
Moeweny
Moeweny
12 May 2006
The developer kindy responded to this comment on another site.
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Version 1.4
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
12 May 2006
And what was the resolution, i.e., what is the fix?
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Version 1.4
Moeweny
Moeweny
12 May 2006
The issue is not resolved at present. I was merely commenting on the developer's willingness to engage.
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Version 1.4
jrc+
jrc+
21 May 2006
Fixed in 1.4.1 and higher.
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Version 1.5
Tom46
12 April 2006
Terrific! It saves me from having to clean up the cookie crumbs after every session, but lets me keep the ones I want. Also gets rid of the annoying animated images. Well done!
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Version 1.4
Tuner-Equalizer
09 March 2006
SafariPlus is pretty good, but..... SafariPlus can be comparatively quick on the trigger to delete cookies. It's quick when you have set the "delete cookies when Safari quits." I prefer OnlyGoodCookies http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20685
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Version 1.4
weasel404
23 February 2006
Works great. This is the one feature that has kept Safari from being a truly first rate browser. Thanks to the developer.
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Version 1.3.2
S-P-L-A-T-!
21 February 2006
VERY usefull minitool! THANX
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Version 1.3.2
128k
10 February 2006
Very nice idea and usefull. Bravo! a resizeable windows with resizeable columns would be great to see the all content of the lines and vertically to for less scolling.
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Version 1.2
Jeepee
08 February 2006
This is something I wanted for a long time, simple to use and works great. Thanks!
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Version 1.2
Jimw
17 December 2005
As a long time PithHelmet user, I really have an issue with the intent and comments of this app. The developer first critically refers to PithHelment and others as "a hack" then admits that his product is too. He then complains about the cost of PithHelmet - all of $10 as donation-ware (you don't have to pay for this great program if you are too cheap or have fallen on hard economic times). The lattes or sodas he may have drunk while writing his program probably cost him more. He then states that all the cookie filtering programs on the market are no good and then casually mentions that PithHelmet does work. In fact PithHelmet has worked for me very well for a long time. If the developer wants to create some competition and give it away, perhaps as a learning experience - fine; I will perhaps take a look at it and may write an review, describing its pros and cons. But to attack other proven quality products, such as PithHelmet as an excuse or justification for writing your own, with tenuous arguments at best, seems downright rude. As such I refuse to acknowledge his efforts by downloading it. It seems to me that this developer has a "chip on his shoulder" for some reason against these products and chooses to attack them for reasons, possibly only known to him as justification for his own product. I refuse to justify that kind of attitude with my patronage. Thanks but no thanks. I will continue to stick with PithHelmet and its outstanding support.
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Version 1.1
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Mustiman
Mustiman
17 December 2005
Having a bad day?
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Version 1.1
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
18 December 2005
Hey JimW... maybe you should go back to the comments and read them again. He never called Pith a "hack" or any other thing. He was strictly referring to his own app. Furthermore, he never "complained" about the fact that SAFT or Pith cost money, just that he wanted a free alternative that didn't have all the other options of those apps. Just because someone doesn't want to pay for a piece of software doesn't make them cheap. I pay for Adobe Photoshop because millions of users can't be wrong. I wouldn't pay for most shareware because I can't try it completely before buying... and I can afford to buy just about any software app I want. Why don't you chill out, read the thing completely, and think before you start typing next time. Just because you saw a competing product's name in the description doesn't mean he was slamming it. Ohh.... and by the way, isn't it past your bedtime?
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Version 1.1.1
Jimw
Jimw
18 December 2005
First of all I will not reply to the level of MacGizmo and others with personal attacks. I never in my comments personally reflected on the developer, just his comments, how they came across and editorialized his possible motivation for writing this product. I think a quote from the developer speaks for itself: "There are some hacks out there that modify Safari's behavior, most notably Saft and PithHelmet, but they don't seem to filter cookies. Well, maybe PithHelmet does, but both of them cost money, and I didn't want all their other bloat." I certainly do not sense from this that the word "hack" is meant to be a complement. I would also be interested in the developers basis or justification for referring to PithHelmet as bloated - i.e. "I didn't want all their other bloat.". As I am not a programmer, I would appreciate it in terms that have meaning to me such as percent of CPU time, Amount of memory it uses, etc., as compared to using Safari without it. I also find that "Acid Search" , which also uses SIMBL, is a very powerful addition to Safari and makes finding things on a web page a users dream. From my perspective, sharing code with other apps is anything but "bloated." As a long time user of PithHelmet, who thinks it is one of the best tools for Safari that has ever been written, I feel obligated to come to its defense, whenever I feel it is unjustly attacked, as I feel it has been in this case. My only contact with the developer has been for Tech Support, which has always been excellent. Additionally there have been some major recent changes to the documentation that have improved it tremendously. PithHelmet is a product with a level of quality, support and documentation that I can only wish for in other products that I have paid major dollars for. This rant is not about the merits or quality of SafariPlus. It is about having a product marketed by standing on its own, instead of unfairly attacking the competition without factual justification or merit in order to promote your own work. If this developer wants to release a product, fine, but release it on its own merits and describe it in terms of features that it adds, instead of attacking proven and accepted products. If you feel the competition is "bloated", fine but provide justification, specifics, and data for your arguments, not just generalities. If you are going to state that something does not work, fine, but give specifics and don't take back your accusations in the next sentence. If you have to take it back in the next sentence, it is not worth stating in the first place. In this case, it is not just what he said, but how he said it. SafariPlus may be a perfectly good product, but I based on the developers comments and the way he presented them, I am not going to find out. I am perfectly content with PithHelmet and its cousin, Acid Search.
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Version 1.1.1
Reverb
Reverb
18 December 2005
JimW: "Hack" is not always a pejorative. Geeks (and especially programmers) often use "hack" to describe programs that modify other programs. It does not necessarily have a negative connotion. It seems to me that you're actively trying to find malicious intention on the part of this developer. Sorry, but I just don't see it. You seem to be the one with a chip on your shoulder.
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Version 1.1.1
jrc+
jrc+
18 December 2005
I was very surprised to find JimW's reaction to SafariPlus. I'm not sure how SafariPlus got submitted to MacUpdate; I just created an account on here just now. The text in question was what I wrote on my blog. It was certainly not intended as "marketing text." You'll notice that the description for SafariPlus on VersionTracker is a bit different. Certainly I did not intend to "attack" or "criticize" Saft or PithHelmet. I've never even used them! I'm sure they are fine products, as reviews and awards would attest, but as far as I can tell, they are quite complex and general purpose compared to SafariPlus. Just look at their webpages. For example, Saft has a list of 47 features. That's fine if you want that; personally I wanted something small and simple and free. As MacGizmo and reverb point out, "hack" does not necessarily mean anything negative. (For a positive connotation, read Steven Levy's book "Hackers"). For what it's worth, PithHelmet's website uses the same word, "hack," to describe itself: "This is just a series of hacks on top of Apple's WebKit framework, but it seems to work rather effectively."
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Version 1.1.1
Fahjr56
Fahjr56
21 May 2006
Didn't work for me all it did was delete a lot of my keychains.
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Version 1.5
Jimw
Jimw
21 May 2006
Regarding the controversy regarding my criticism of the use of the "hack" word; I think a paragraph from the Wikipedia says it best: "It was used especially among US university computing center staff, such as those at Stanford in the period beginning approximately in the mid-1960s. The context determined whether the complimentary or derogatory meanings were implied. Phrases such as "ugly hack" or "quick hack" generally referred to the latter meaning; phrases such as "cool hack" or "neat hack" referred to the former." The context in which the author of Pithhelmet used it was a self criticism of his own work or an impression of his own efforts, which he certainly should be free to make. The context of the author of SafariPlus seems to me to be a comment, regarding someone else's work that can convey aspersions to the product. While this may have not been the intent, that is how it comes across to me. If that was not his intent, he should have chosen a different word that could have conveyed his true intent, give the multiple meanings of "hack". I would not discredit the authors mental abilities or perception by suggesting that he was unaware that the use of the word "hack" in the context it was used could be interpreted in various ways. So I stand by my comments and invite you to review the definition of "hack" in Wikipedia. It is both extensive and enlightening,
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Version 1.5