Glims for Mac

Glims for Mac

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Date Added:
August 28, 2011
Free to try
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
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Product ranking:
#23 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
  • Safari 3.0.4 (4525.18) or later
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      out of 13 votes

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      • 4 star: 6
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      • 2 star: 1
      • 1 star: 1
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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


      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.


      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 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.


      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,, 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


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


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

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