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    "Not functional with Safari 6.1 or 7.0 beta"

    October 2, 2013  |   By zunipus

    Pros

    Once I figured out how to customize Glims and add my own search settings, I fell in love with this thing. It's excellent! The additions it makes to Safari are terrific. As long as you don't go past Safari v6.0.5, you'll find Glims to be a terrific addition to Safari.

    Cons

    It is not compatible with Safari 6.1 or 7.0 beta (OS X Mavericks). Apparently Glims is now abandonware. I and several other people have provided MacHangOut.com with bug reports. The developer has not responded. The compatibility notes provided by the developer indicate that they have not specifically tested Glims with recent or upcoming versions of Safari. This means Glims is now legacy software not worth even trying past Safari 6.0.5.

    Summary

    If you're using Safari 6.0.5 or earlier, you'll find Glims works great and offers terrific features. The ability to customize search engines is amazing, once you get the hang of how to do it. I did and have provided several new setups to use on the net.

    HOWEVER, Glims apparently is abandonware. The developers, MacHangOut.com, have not responded to the many bug reports sent to them regarding incompatibility with Safari 6.1 and Safari 7.0 beta. Nothing has been provided at the developer's website that indicates any testing or compatibility with modern versions of Safari.

    The incompatibility with Safari 6.1 and 7.0 beta is profound to the point of making Safari NON-functional. Don't even bother trying Glims with these or newer versions of Safari as the mess created is difficult and annoying to remove. I've tested with entirely clean installs of Glims with entirely terrible results.

    As abandonware, I sadly can no longer recommend Glims, unless you're staying with Safari 6.0.5 or Safari 5. I hope this situation changes, but at this time nothing indicates that it will. :-(

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  • Reply by DanielSBuus on November 15, 2013

    "Abandonware"? Really? Because you didn't get an update to your free piece of software in the time you bothered to wait?

    The latest release is dated twelve days AFTER your review. How's that for abandonware?

    Please remove this review, it's misinforming people.

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