Glims for Mac

Glims for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.39
  • Total Downloads:
    6,043
  • Date Added:
    April 13, 2013
  • File Size:
    10.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Those using Safari may want to add features to the browser for easier use. While Glims for Mac does add some useful features, not everything worked in our test, lessening the app's usefulness.

Glims for Mac is available for free as an add-on to Apple's Safari Web browser. The program downloaded and installed easily to the browser, and only required a program restart to take effect. Once installed, the program brings the user to a page containing tutorials and other information on its use. The tutorial was helpful and contained explanations of the different options available. The program does not have any menu of its own, but instead works in the background during Safari browsing. The preferences menu for the add-on has useful options available, including turning on and off images for searches, among other features. You can also change your preferred main search engine. The add-on did not alter the overall speed of the browsing experience. While many of the features worked well during our testing, the one to add thumbnail images to the search results did not function, which was a disappointment.

While not everything worked as promised, Glims for Mac may provide enough useful features to appeal to some users who want more from their Safari experience.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Glims for Mac 1.0.39.

 
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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 1.0.39
In this version we wanted to use Google thumbnails API. The advantage of using the Google API is that we get amazing thumbnails for full URLs, which is really cool. The only downside is that the API won't work for Bing or Yahoo.
General
Publisher MacHangout.com
Publisher web site http://www.MacHangout.com
Release Date April 13, 2013
Date Added April 13, 2013
Version 1.0.39
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
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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