PlugSuit
PlugSuit
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PlugSuit for Mac1.5.7

12 March 2009

Plug-in manager for OS X.

What is PlugSuit for Mac

PlugSuit is a plug-in manager that allows many InputManager and SIMBL-style plug-ins to work, even in Apple's new operating system.

Important warning: PlugSuit replaces SIMBL. Do not use them together. Choose one and use it exclusively. If SIMBL is installed, PlugSuit will automatically do nothing to preserve stability.

What's new in PlugSuit

Version 1.5.7:

  • Much improved behavior when encountering 64-bit applications on Intel-based Macs.
  • Minor bugfixes.
  • Experimental Carbon support.
  • Supports Afloat 2.1.1.

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bbw7
bbw7
Feb 10 2013
1.5.7
0.0
Feb 10 2013
0.0
Version: 1.5.7
As a heads up for anyone considering trying this out, the dev's page says it is ONLY compatible with Leopard (10.5 - 10.5.8).
GeogProf
GeogProf
Nov 26 2011
1.5.7
0.0
Nov 26 2011
0.0
Version: 1.5.7
Does this work in Lion?
Dorkypants
Dorkypants
Dec 15 2009
1.5.7
0.0
Dec 15 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.7
On Snow Leopard (10.6.2) PlugSuit Agent pops up a dialog every few seconds asking for authorization via admin username and password. Didn't seem to work to load Safari Cookies (1.3.3). After removing PlugSuit and installing SIMBL 0.97a, Safari Cookies worked fine.
Gmisha
Gmisha
Jan 3 2009
1.5.7
0.0
Jan 3 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.7
PlugSuit disables "Open in Tabs" in my Safari Bookmark bar. Mac Book Pro 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Leopard 10.5.6
leoofborg
leoofborg
Jan 2 2009
1.5.7
3.0
Jan 2 2009
3.0
Version: 1.5.7
Plugsuit shows some promise. What it should be really useful for is turning on/off such things as SafariStand, Keyword Manager and other SIMBL based plugins to isolate bugs. And for the most part it does this. To disable SIMBL, go to /Library/Input Managers/ and zip up/throw SIMBL in the trash.. THEN restart and install PlugSuit. There. Fixed that for you. I have found some issues. * PlugSuit doesn't always run at login time. Meaning 'Hey, WhereTF is SafariStand?? *Sigh* Go to Preferences and fire it up. * SIMBL plugins load sluggishly. Run iPhoto.. huh? Where's KeyWo... oh. There it is. * Some plugins don't work at all or load rarely. I'm looking at you, Blurminal. My advice is to keep a zipped copy of SIMBL in where you found it. However, I am beginning to like Afloat. If the author adds a menu item to tell us that PlugSuit is 'on' that might be a nice think to do. Also, finer control of keyboard shortcuts so as not to conflict with Butler, MercuryMover, etc. In other words, better status display and finer control of prefs.
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
Jan 2 2009
1.5.7
0.0
Jan 2 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.7
I really appreciate the people who write software and offer it without charge for others use and enjoyment. However, I have to say it's rather stupid to write a piece of software and not provide any accompanying literature that explains how to use it. Are we supposed to be born with this knowledge? Not even the developer's web site explains such questions as 1.) How to disable SIMBL (whatever the heck that is) so that Plugsuit can take over, or 2.) Where does one locate the plugins and which type of plugins apply? I have tried various plugins that I've locate in /library or ~/library, but none of these can be loaded. Come on guys, I've wasted a lot of time fooling with this useless (to me) software and now I have to uninstall it. Why not a few simple lines of instruction on how this works. (Geez, this is like trying to take a vacation in Italy and, as usual, nothing's working or makes any sense!)
Guest
Guest
Dec 15 2008
1.5.6
1.0
Dec 15 2008
1.0
Version: 1.5.6
Horrible piece of code. Crashed every single app on Leopard Mac OS X 10.5. I had to disable it first and then install it by starting the AFloat installer. Don't install this malware !! Mac should add two easy shortuct like Zoom. Are there any Monkeys at Mac usability center? :)
Macsterdam
Macsterdam
Nov 30 2008
1.5.6
4.0
Nov 30 2008
4.0
Version: 1.5.6
I've given this another try, and fair's fair, it's working flawlessly now! Absolutely wonderful. Plugins I currently use with PlugSuit are: SafariStand, MegaZoomer, Stumbi, Leech and WebSnapper. To be completely honest, I do feel PlugSuit is not as "snappy" as Simbl, but to be completely syre of this, I'll need to test PlugSuit for a longer period of time.
Teoric
Teoric
Nov 30 2008
1.5.6
0.0
Nov 30 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5.6
The installation program gives me only the option to install locally; since 1.5.6, it has given me a warning that I my local drive is not the system drive (filevault is activated). PlugSuit indeed does not work. Moving the PlugSuit from ~/Library/PreferencePanes to /Library/PreferencePanes (i.e. the system-wide directory) makes PlugSuit work. As long as this option has not been included in the installer, this is a work-around. (Otherwise, I like PlugSuit very much - especially being able to switch plug-ins on and off!)
Shane-Smith
Shane-Smith
Nov 17 2008
1.5.5
4.0
Nov 17 2008
4.0
Version: 1.5.5
This is a much needed application, although I do have one complaint. If your already running SIMBL, PlugSuit has no option to take over SIMBL plugin's installed and uninstall SIMBL. This is my only feature request. I'm not the most technical person and there are very little instructions that come with this program. If this option was their it would be 5 stars all around... or at least 4 :)
F451
F451
Jul 30 2008
1.5.5
5.0
Jul 30 2008
5.0
Version: 1.5.5
This plugin is both misunderstood and maligned mostly by those who have not read the statement on Infinite Labs website that clearly states you must either run SIMBL of PlugSuit, but NOT bothÑyou must choose which one to use and delete the other. Another issue is that plug-ins that run on SIMBL typically reloads SIMBL so you have to be cognizant of this occurring and check to determine whether SIMBL has been reinstalled as this will lead to problems. I use File Buddy to check whether SIMBL has been reinstalled. BTW, 1Password ceased using SIMBL eons ago so if you are running a newer version of 1Password there is no need for SIMBL as Agile Web Solutions decided to be independent of SIMBL. Used correctly PlugSuit is very informative, and works very well with more control over the plug-ins that PlugSuit can monitor. PlugSuit was there during the Leopard transition when SIMBL was not...sadly many are not thankful of this fact and have quickly forgotten the Leopard transition history. For my purposes PlugSuit is vastly better than SIMBL, although I have deep appreciation for both SIMBL and PlugSuit.
Mistersquid
Mistersquid
Jun 19 2008
1.5.5
1.0
Jun 19 2008
1.0
Version: 1.5.5
This software seems practically engineered to destabilized your system, and users should be warned away from a developer who would release a piece of software that would cause what happened to this user.
Macsterdam
Macsterdam
May 26 2008
1.5.5
4.0
May 26 2008
4.0
Version: 1.5.5
which the developer's site would have a list as to which simbl plugin works with this and which doesn't. Just gave this another go, only to find 1password doesn't work. wasted a lot of time there.
gcoghill
gcoghill
May 1 2008
1.5.4
0.0
May 1 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5.4
So does this replace the need to have SIMBL installed? I am having probs with a specific plugin (Keywurl) on the MacBook, but not on the MacPro. Not sure what needs to go. Especially confusing since the developer's other app, Afloat, installs it's plugin in the SMBL plugins folder. So far it seems you need the SIMBL helper plugins (Library->Application Support->SIMBL->Plugins) to remain installed for them to work.
Cyann
Cyann
Apr 24 2008
1.5.4
0.0
Apr 24 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5.4
Does it work with SafariPlus, QuickImage CM, and FinderIcon?
Rootpoot1
Rootpoot1
Mar 29 2008
1.5.3
0.0
Mar 29 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5.3
After installing this, Safari opens a new window for every bookmark I choose from the bookmarks menu (not the bookmarks bar). The only Safari plugins I'm running are SafariAdBlock and Keywurl. Uninstalling returns Safari back to its normal behavior.
Guest
Guest
Feb 12 2008
1.5.1
0.0
Feb 12 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
I was wondering if there is any documentation for this? I want to remove all my plug-ins and manage them with this but I don't understand how you install them into it. For example; Inquisitor has an installer which places it's items where they need to go, how do I make PlugSuit install it for me so it can manage it?
Macsolu
Macsolu
Feb 7 2008
1.5.1
0.0
Feb 7 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
To MacUpdate admins: The description of this product says "Plug-in manager for Tiger and Leopard." This is NOT true anymore. The detailed description of this product now states it REQUIRES Mac OS 10.5.x Leopard. Please change the description in the title area. Thanks.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Jan 5 2008
1.5
5.0
Jan 5 2008
5.0
Version: 1.5
The only way to get SafariStand to run on my MacBook Pro. No problems at all - this version says it won't disable itself.
Easer
Easer
Dec 30 2007
1.5
0.0
Dec 30 2007
0.0
Version: 1.5
I'm running it on 10.5.1 on a PowerBook G4. No problems so far. It's the only thing that's let me use SafariStand.
James
James
Dec 26 2007
1.5
0.0
Dec 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.5
Tried it and tossed it. After installing it the following problems surfaced: - Downloads (.dmg) to my Downloads folder would not expand. - Some website would not load - Linotype Font Explorer hung on Startup Disabling the tool got rid of the problems. Removing the input managers with the tool enabled did not. Nice idea but needs more testing before release. My consensus: Don't even think about trying 1.5 - at least on an Intel Mac.
Dbagdadi
Dbagdadi
Dec 25 2007
1.5
0.0
Dec 25 2007
0.0
Version: 1.5
I just upgraded to this new version (1.5) and SafariStand is working again. AcidSearch is also still working, as it did with version 1.0. I'm running 10.5.1 with all the latest software updates on a G4.
Johnny-Rocket
Johnny-Rocket
Nov 10 2007
1.0
0.0
Nov 10 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
tried this with AcidSearch on Leopard and now Safari takes about 30 seconds to startup, is totally unresponsive during that time.
Jetfiredx
Jetfiredx
Oct 30 2007
1.0
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
Nothing working here either. Installed PlugSuit and then dropped the latest SafariStand on it. The plugin is there. I have closed Safari and rebooted. Repaired permissions as was posted (in a now missing post) and still not working. Dunno what else to try. Note: I am not starting from a "clean" install of Leopard. I used Migration Assistant to import my account. MacBook CoreDuo 2.0. 2gb Ram, 160gb HD. 10.5.0 Safari 3.0.4.
Mail21
Mail21
Oct 27 2007
1.0
0.0
Oct 27 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
Not sure what I am missing here, but none of the plugins I tried seem to be working...!?! Inquisitor, PithHelmet, FLVR...nothing...!? I even installed them again and they don't work...and also the freshly installed ones don't show up in the PlugSuit list of installed plugins...!?! And if that wasn't bad enough, it broke my install of 1password as well...!! 2.5 worked for me, then I installed 2.5.1 today, which worked as well...until I installed PlugSuit -- now I can't get 1Password to show up in Safari anymore...!! :((( Hopefully I can uninstall it somehow and at least get 1Password working again...! I'll worry about the other plugins later then...
Rampancy
Rampancy
Oct 26 2007
1.0
0.0
Oct 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
And so the spirit of Conflict Catcher lives on... :)
Vitalis
Vitalis
Oct 26 2007
1.0
0.0
Oct 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
So, is this a SIMBL replacement or will you still need to install SIMBL itself?
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  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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