Glims for Mac

Glims for Mac

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

Version:
1.0.39
File Size:
10.23MB
Date Added:
April 13, 2013
Price:
Free to try
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
6,043
Downloads Last Week:
17
Product ranking:
#23 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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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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