Apple releases Safari 5.0.1, debuts Extensions Gallery

By Jos
Jul 28, 2010
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  1. Apple has just released the latest version of its Safari web browser, version 5.0.1, officially enabling third-party extension support and marking the debut of the Safari Extensions Gallery. The feature actually surfaced early June with the release of Safari 5, but was only partially activated for developers to begin coding their stuff. Based on web technologies like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, extensions allow developers to bring new features and functionality to Apple's browser.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    Its about time! =)
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Switched back to Safari from FF4. FF4 was using too much CPU with several tabs open, going to monitor this and see if its less. They don't have many extensions right now, at least not many that interest me.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Safari has disappointed us too many times to cause any enthusiasm for this release. It is time for Show Me!
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    They can't show you if you don't give it an honest shot. I've never been a big fan of Safari, but on this old laptop FF eats too much processor and Opera has been unstable since 10.0x. Now that Safari has extensions it has me trying it out again. It doesn't crash, and it doesn't eat processor like FF, so its about my only remaining choice.
  6. Nice try Apple, nice try. Google did the same thing with Chrome, but you simply can't defeat Firefox's extensions, you can't.

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