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BackTrack for Safari for Mac

By Side Tree Software $9.00 Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 22, 2013

BackTrack Safari Extension for Mac successfully integrates reverse image searching into Safari, enabling you to locate any image on the Web just by right-clicking it.

This extension installs like any other Safari Extension. Once installed, we noticed a new button on the left of the address bar. Hovering the mouse over the button showed a pop-up dialog announcing you can send the page to TinEye for backtracking. Clicking this button brought us to TinEye.com, the reverse image search engine, and the page was loaded with pictures from the previous site. From there, we were able to select which image to search. TinEye then generated a list of links to all other sites that had the same image. We could also search for any single image, using TinEye or Google, by right-clicking it and selecting the appropriate item from the context menu. BackTrack Safari Extension for Mac can be configured in Safari's Preferences to add three other reverse image search engines: KarmaDecay for Reddit searches, and two other Anime and Manga-specific search sites. We could also search for one image on multiple sites at the same time by configuring this in Preferences. This adds a multisite search option to the context menu, and a new tab opens for each search performed.

BackTrack Safari Extension for Mac helps greatly if you're trying to find a higher resolution version of a particular image. This extension is also recommended to image owners who are trying to find unauthorized use of their work.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5

* New: Added "MultiSearch" to search multiple services from context menu, BackTrack menu, or keyboard shortcut. Configurable in settings.
* New: Added "Open All Matches" in BackTrack Menu for launching all services that have matching search results
* New: Keyboard shortcut Command-Control-B, can trigger MultiSearch or BackTrack Menu
* New: Added "Settings" button in BackTrack Menu
* New: Added service "WAIT", an anime search engine
* Improved caching for better performance
* Updated service CelebsLikeMe
* Updated interface of BackTrack app
* Fix: Better error handling
* Fix: Restored search result counts for some services which had broken
* Removed: Baidu, WhatAnime, image searching services are no longer available


Release February 20, 2020
Date Added February 20, 2020
Version 2.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra


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Developer's Description

We often come across images on the web devoid of any context. We would like to know the source of a picture, learn more about the subject or the circumstances in which the photo was created. BackTrack for Safari harnesses the power of multiple search engines to find out where an image shows up on the web and possible keywords which may help you discover more about it.
When you find a picture or link you would like to search, right-click and select "BackTrack this Image" to get an overview of search engines. Choose "MultiSearch" to jump straight to searching. You can also use the toolbar button or keyboard shortcut, it will try to detect a main image on the page to search.
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