Glims for Mac

Glims for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0b28
  • Total Downloads:
    6,043
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2011
  • File Size:
    10.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.0b28
    • Improved - Loading time at start
    • Improved - General performance
    • Improved - Preference engine
    • Fixed - Various search field issues
    • Fixed - Crash when quitting in full screen
    • Fixed - Reported crash with keyword suggestions
    • Fixed - Misc reported crash
    • Fixed - Google thumbnails not rendering properly
    • Fixed - Glims agent performance
    • Added - Bing thumbnails
    • Added - Close Tab with CMD-Click (when middle click close tab is enabled)
    • Known issue - Italian and Korean localizations are discontinued
    • Known issue - Using the Session safari extension with Glims enabled have unexpected result
    General
    Publisher MacHangout.com
    Publisher web site http://www.MacHangout.com
    Release Date May 20, 2011
    Date Added May 20, 2011
    Version 1.0b28
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
    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
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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