EasySIMBL
EasySIMBL
1.7.1

3.7

EasySIMBL free download for Mac

EasySIMBL

1.7.1
29 April 2015

Easier-to-use version of SIMBL.

Overview

EasySIMBL is a simplified, easier-to-use version of SIMBL.

Changes from original SIMBL

  • OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Reads plugins from ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins only.
  • Never reads plugins from /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins.
  • Support sandboxed application.
  • Support resumed on login application.
  • Drag and Drop install to /Applications or ~/Applications folder, no uninstaller required.
  • Change injection method.
  • Install plugins(.bundle) from Finder.
How to install
  • Download EasySIMBL
  • Extract and move EasySIMBL.app into /Applications or ~/Applications.
  • Launch EasySIMBL.app and make check Use SIMBL, then quit EasySIMBL.app.
How to upgrade
  • Move older EasySIMBL.app into Trash.
  • Move newer EasySIMBL.app into /Applications or ~/Applications.
  • Launch EasySIMBL.app and make check Use SIMBL, then quit EasySIMBL.app.
How to uninstall
  • Launch EasySIMBL.app then clear check Use SIMBL, then quit EasySIMBL.app.
  • Move EasySIMBL.app into Trash.

What's new in EasySIMBL

Version 1.7.1:
  • Change runningApplication observing codes.
  • Now EasySIMBL has more stable code for detecting termination of sandboxed applications.
  • I expect it will help plugin developers for debugging.

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17 EasySIMBL Reviews

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Tipp-Flo
01 August 2012

Most helpful

If you want colors back in Mountain Lion use this one in connection with ColorfulSidebar1.1. No relaunching of Finder etc. The old SIMBL just doesn't work properly in Lion/ML. Also recommended for use with this one: SafariStand.
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Version 1.2
Leesa
10 May 2016
Something New. Haven't tested it yet. https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/56755/mysimbl
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Version 1.7.1
ronaldpr
30 June 2015
EasySIMBL 1.7.1 stopped working on my machine after the 10.10.4 update.
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Version 1.7.1
15 answer(s)
Vitaly
Vitaly
01 July 2015
i guess one has to disable System Integrity Protection to get it to work. but it's good as long as Apple allows this
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Albabe
Albabe
01 July 2015
I saw that in 10.10 you can disable System Integrity Protection over at the MacUpdate page for cDock. How can I do that in Mavericks?
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Sknott
Sknott
03 July 2015
Move Plugins Plugins folder from ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL to /Library/Application Support/SIMBL. You won't be able to manage your plugins with EasySIMBL anymore, but they should work.

Edit: this is for Mavericks, don't know about Yosemite
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Leesa
Leesa
03 July 2015
Sknott said "~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL to /Library/Application Support/SIMBL."

Sorry for my ignorance, but aren't they the same folders? Or does the tilde mean the Main System Library?
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ronaldpr
ronaldpr
03 July 2015
The tilde means Home directory. ~/Library/ is the Library folder in your Home folder. If the folder is not visible in the Finder (it is hidden by default), you can access it through the Go menu in the Finder, choose "Go to Folder..." and type ~/Library
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sjk
sjk
03 July 2015
How can moving the Plugins folder possibly work with EasySIMBL, Sknott? Changes from original SIMBL specifically say:

- Reads plugins from ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins only.
- Never reads plugins from /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins.

Are you sure you're not running the original SIMBL?
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ronaldpr
ronaldpr
03 July 2015
I removed EasySIMBL. I installed SIMBL 0.9.9 for all users and I moved the Plugins folder from ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/ to /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/

Most plugins work again. For injection in some applications an additional startup script is needed. For cDock I needed:

try
tell application "Dock"
inject SIMBL into Snow Leopard
end tell
end try

(Yes, "Snow Leopard", also in Yosemite.)

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sjk
sjk
03 July 2015
Ronadam suggested:
"… you can access it through the Go menu in the Finder, choose "Go to Folder..." and type ~/Library"
Also, pressing the Option (Alt) key while Finder's Go menu is open displays the home Library folder that can be selected.
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Sknott
Sknott
03 July 2015
sjk said. "Are you sure you're not running the original SIMBL?"

I missed that Safari Cookies I installed earlier today brings it's own SIMBL 0.9.9.1 installation.
Sorry for causing confusion. EasySIMBL will not work right now.
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Albabe
Albabe
03 July 2015
Hey folks. I'm REALLY confused now. I did what Sknott and Ronadam suggested and I had no luck. I put the EasySimbl plugins in the Plugins (Disabled) folder and copied them to the Other Folder and rebooted a few times and still no luck. I ran Disk Utility: Repair and Permissions - still no luck.

I've been using EasySimbl. Simbl is different since there is no actual Application (like EasySimbl) so it's hard to know if it's working.

Apple really messed-up my Work Process. I use ColorfulSidebar1.1.2 and TheLostFinderNewWindow and I REALLY MISS the TheLostFinderNewWindow.

I noticed that someone said there is a Simbl 0.9.9.1. Mine says 0.9.9.
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Sknott
Sknott
03 July 2015
Albabe said: "I'm REALLY confused now."

I'm so sorry for that.

Long story short: after installing Safari Cookies, my plugins started to work again on an unregular basis. After I copied all plugins from home to root directory, they are working reliable. I made a false conclusion, because I wasn't aware of all the relevant details.

Safari Cookies comes with an SIMBL install that claims to be 0.9.9.1
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Albabe
Albabe
03 July 2015
Sknott: Thanx a BUNCH!!!

I Installed Safari Cookies and still got zilch. Then I uninstalled SIMBL and Safari Cookies... and then ReInstalled Safari Cookies and now I'm Up and Working!

ColorfulSidebar is just a Vanity but TheLostFinderNewWindow is a Big Part of my Work Process... and now I'm Up!!!

Thanx again!
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Leesa
Leesa
04 July 2015
@ Sknott: Thank You!
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GodzFire
GodzFire
16 July 2015
Tried installing Safari Cookies, but didn't get it working still.
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ben-marko
ben-marko
23 September 2015
Also broken under El Capitan.
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Albabe
30 June 2015
1.6 and 1.7 don't seem to be working with todays Security Update and Safari.
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Version 1.7.1
1 answer(s)
Albabe
Albabe
01 July 2015
Oops. Just FYI: I'm still in Mavericks 10.9.5.
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Vitaly
26 May 2015
v 1.7.1 does not work under 10.10.4 (14E26a) (developer's release)
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Version 1.7.1
3 answer(s)
Vitaly
Vitaly
30 June 2015
it also does not work with OS X 10.11 DP of course
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Vitaly
Vitaly
01 July 2015
i guess one has to disable System Integrity Protection to get it to work. but it's good as long as Apple allows this
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Albabe
Albabe
01 July 2015
How can I do that in Mavericks?
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Albabe
30 April 2015
1.7.1 has a Conflict with Skype on my Mac Pro in Mavericks. It won't even allow Skype to start-up. When i switch back to 1.6 I have no problems.

And why do I have to sign-in lately, ever time I want to post a Comment?
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Version 1.7.1
Swissmountain
27 March 2014
Hello Norio or who ever might have an idea on how to solve my problem with me. I use Mavericks 10.9.2. It's a clean rebuild of my previous system. Afloat is an important app on my machine and EasySIMBL successfully runs it on my machine again. Thank You for that. Unfortunately EasySIMBL prevents FilterForge from working. I get this error message: SendEventToEventTarget(event class '(kEventClassAppleEvent, kEventAppleEvent)'). failed with os status errAEPrivilegeError / telBadHandErr(-10004): / bad handle specified . When I remove all the EasySIMBL files off the system, Filter Forge works again (but afloat doesn't). Anybody know what is going on here and if it is fixable? Thank you.
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Version 1.6
Fotodivr
01 November 2013
Changes: OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Reads plugins from ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins only. Never reads plugins from /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins. Support sandboxed application. Support resumed on login application. Drag and Drop install to /Applications or ~/Applications folder, no uninstaller required. Change injection method. Install plugins(.bundle) from Finder.
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Version 1.5.1
1 answer(s)
Fotodivr
Fotodivr
01 November 2013
Someday's I just feel like being redundant. ;) That is all that the developer's website says about this version.
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Dougster
26 October 2013
How dull the Finder sidebar would look without this brilliant plugin. Thank you!
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Version 1.5
Foulger
23 April 2013
Since Safari 6.0.4 Easy Simbl caused Safari to exhibit spinning beach ball and hang. Removing it and its extensions restore normal operation
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Version 1.4
Haaanz
14 April 2013
the icons look much better than the snowy grey ones, but run into major conflicts with software and than icons disappeared all together - pity. without the conflicts it would be a really smart addition.
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Version 1.4
Free

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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