Your web browser can Google, it can YouTube, and it can even Twitter, but if that’s all you’re doing with it, you haven’t scratched the surface of its potential. A universe of extensions and bookmarklets is out there, and these free software add-ons give your browser the power to remove ads, reshuffle web pages to your liking, speed up your downloads, rip videos, and perform other wizardly feats. You can even get into the act with Mobile Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already armed with a suite of your favorite extensions, our guide to the best browser add-ons will transform your time surfing. It’ll practically feel like magic.
I used to be a Firefox loyalist, but after reading your browser roundup (“¡Lucha Libre de Web!” Dec/09), I switched to Safari. I’m loving the speed, but I miss being able to reopen the last closed tab. Safari will reopen my last closed window, but I typically use just one window a day, opening and closing dozens of tabs.
When it comes to security, Apple users have had it very easy for a long
time. While their Windows peers have struggled with viruses, malware,
and trojans, the biggest security worry Apple users have faced is the
(largely apocryphal) prospect of being mugged if they’re wearing white
earbuds. Read on to see why this might not always be the case.
While it's easy enough to game browsers to score well on specific kinds
not just faster than every other browser out there -- it eats every
other browsers' lunch and dinner.