Glims for Mac

Glims for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0 beta 19
  • Total Downloads:
    6,043
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 07, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try
  • File Size:
    10.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #23 in Web Browsers

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2 stars

"Not functional with Safari 6.1 or 7.0 beta"

October 02, 2013  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Glims 1.0.39

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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4 stars

"Adds much needed functionality"

September 15, 2013  |  By iMacMike

 |  Version: Glims 1.0.39

Pros

Fixes Safari's goofy tabs layout
Adds unlimited number of search engines

Cons

Nothing major from what I've seen. Adds about 100Mb to Safari's RAM usage.

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4 stars

"Here are some additional queries to use with Glims:"

June 05, 2012  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Glims 1.0b33

Pros

It adds great features to Safari.

Cons

It's impossible to figure out which version you're using. Otherwise, a great addition to Safari.

Summary

I use this Safari add-on all day every day and love it. Get it and enjoy it.

For your enjoyment, here are some further search engine calls I have collected or made myself:

Google Images SSL:
https://www.google.com/images?q=#query#&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Google Mac SSL:
https://www.google.com/search?q=#query#&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&btnmeta%3Dsearch%3Dmac=Search+Mac+Sites

Lycos Images:
http://search.lycos.com/images?q=#query#

Excite:
http://msxml.excite.com/excite/ws/results/Web/#query#/1/0/0/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true

Excite Images:
http://msxml.excite.com/excite/ws/results/Images/#query#/1/0/0/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true

DuckDuckGo SSL:
https://duckduckgo.com/

DuckDuckGo NO ECMAScript:
http://duckduckgo.com/html/?q=#query#

DuckDuckGo Lite (no JS):
http://duckduckgo.com/lite/?q=#query#

***[Note that ECMAScript & 'JavaScript' are essentially the same thing]

***[Also note that DuckDuckGo now speaks SSL. Therefore, simply change 'http' to 'https' for all the above queries]

Metacrawler:
http://www.metacrawler.com/info.metac.test.b7/search/web?fcoid=417&fcop=topnav&fpid=796&q=#query#

Metacrawler Images:
http://www.metacrawler.com/info.metac.test.b7/search/images?q=#query#&fcoid=408&fcop=topnav&fpid=2

Dogpile:
http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile_other/ws/results/Web/#query#/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true

***[Note that Dogpile uses Metacrawler as its search engine]

blinkx video search:
http://www.blinkx.com/videos/#query#

MeFeedia video search:
http://www.mefeedia.com/search/#query#

Myspace New:
http://www.myspace.com/search/people?q=#query#&ac=t

Geody:
http://www.geody.com/geolook.php?world=terra&map=col&q=#query#&subm1=submit

Please let me know if any of these queries throw errors!
:-Derek

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4 stars

"Makes quite an improvement to the browser"

September 09, 2011  |  By Liquidator

 |  Version: Glims 1.0b30

Pros

Search suggestions

Cons

None so far

Summary

Great job! Now I use Safari as my default browser.

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5 stars

"Brightens up Safari"

May 29, 2011  |  By peripo

 |  Version: Glims 1.0b28

Pros

Safari on it's own is a pretty view, with Glims you get icons that mean instant recognition with reading titles in bookmarks and the address bar

Cons

none that I can think of

Summary

To be honest, without reminding myself by reading the blurb again, I don't know exactly what Glims does other than bring colour to Safari, but I do know that the first thing I do after setting up a new Mac is add Glims, because Safari is my preferred browser and it's boring as all get out to look at without Glims and other addons.

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4 stars

"very neat; but some functionality to be enhanced"

August 05, 2010  |  By QCCC

 |  Version: Glims 1.0b25

Pros

change the cross sign of the tabs to the logo of the website; support Safari full screen

Cons

In the optional search engines, there is no 'Google Scholar' listed, which is important for people in science.

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5 stars

"Thanks!"

June 23, 2010  |  By MacGuffin

 |  Version: Glims 1.0b25

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Glad it's back. Saved-tab functionality, which disappeared with the last Safari update, is restored.

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5 stars

"Sweet addon"

October 24, 2009  |  By philosopherdog

 |  Version: Glims 1.0b22

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Using it on Snow Leopard and Safari 4.03 and I find this addon extremely useful. Love the search suggestions. The default search suggestions in Safari are completely useless. Love all of the tab control stuff. The Full screen options (especially hiding the title bar) are brilliant and the ability to automatically open last tabs is sweet. Seems very stable on my setup. The one thing I'd like to see is in full screen view I love the ability to mouse over my dock. It would be nice to add that as a feature, or if someone can suggest a hack to do this I'd appreciate it. Good job.

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4 stars

"Great potential, still a lot of bugs!"

July 24, 2009  |  By vanrey

 |  Version: Glims 1.0 beta 19

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The most important feature is not reliable - tabs/windows are sometimes not restored and just empty! Never happend with Saft!

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5 stars

"Very Nice"

January 13, 2009  |  By Amavida

 |  Version: Glims 1.0 beta 12

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Works as advertised.
Adds useful features.
Avoids bloat of rarely needed features.
Good job guys!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0 beta 19
This build fixes the latest reported bugs. It improves overall stability and Safari 4 compatibility.
General
Publisher MacHangout.com
Publisher web site http://www.MacHangout.com
Release Date July 07, 2009
Date Added July 07, 2009
Version 1.0 beta 19
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements Safari 3.0.4 (4525.18) or later
Download Information
File Size 10.23MB
File Name Glims-1.0.42.dmg.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,043
Downloads Last Week 17
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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