Browser extensions can be very useful. Safari extensions are available in a smaller number than Chrome extensions, but there are many useful ones. The Safari extensions are available for mobile and tablet devices, but the ones I’m going to cover are mainly for desktop use.
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Evernote Web Clipper plug-in allows you to save interesting things you find on the web directly to your Evernote account, or clip web pages, articles, and PDFs and save them to Evernote. In order to use this extension, you need an Evernote account.
This extension is very useful because it allows you to customize the content of your clips. For example, if you take a screenshot of a web page, you can add annotations such as highlights and text so that you can quickly see the important information and context when you look back at it later, and tags for categorization are also provided.
Evernote is very useful for writers who want to collect and use resources for their articles, and store insights in Evernote for quick citation when writing. Evernote has excellent search capabilities, so it is easy to gather resources in Evernote.
Glasp is a web highlighter tool for web articles. It allows you to save phrases and insightful sentences that you find good while reading an article. You can store highlights for each article, and the highlights can be exported in batches, so when you actually write the article, you can easily export the collected highlights, combine them with other resources, and edit them.
Glasp also has a social component, so if a user in Glasp highlights your article, you can see what specific parts of your article they agree with, what parts they question, and what they think of it. Medium’s Highlighter is only for articles on Medium’s domain, but Glasp can be used for all articles that exist on the web.
Pocket is a bookmark storage service known as Read-it-later. It stores links to all articles, videos, and images that exist on the web and can be opened on any device with which you have an account.
This is very useful when you want to focus on a good article you found on your mobile and want to read it later on your desktop or to save a link to a video you don’t have time to watch right away.
As a writer, when you start writing an article on a topic, you need a lot of resources and views on that topic. If you store a lot of resources in Pocket on a regular basis, you can easily refer to them when you actually start writing something, which is very convenient.
Raindrop is a bookmark manager that allows you to save web and app articles, photos, videos, and PDFs that you want to review with a single click.
Like Pocket, it’s a great tool to save all your content on the web, and you can even open it on your desktop if you saved it on your mobile. Raindrop is just a Safari extension that allows you to save, search, and fill in the content.
You can tag and save your content to keep it organized and make it more convenient to search. You can control who can access each folder, so it is suitable for teams and organizations.
Liner is the web’s highlighter tool. It allows you to highlight articles and PDF sentences that you find good, and categorize and save them for later reference.
Also, when you search for an article on Google, if other Liner users have already highlighted it, it will show up on Google as 00 people have highlighted it. The fact that many users have highlighted an article means that the article is highly reliable, so it also has the aspect of a search assistant.
This is very useful because many people don’t have a system to know which parts of a video were important and to keep track of them well.
The article also has Recommendations by Liner. It shows you articles that match your interests, articles that other users are reading, etc., so when you are writing an article on some topic, you can gather resources quickly without having to search for them.
Instapaper is a bookmark manager that allows you to save all your web content. It supports a variety of articles, videos, and images. You can read what you have saved on Instapaper.
This also supports use cases such as reading on the desktop what you saved on mobile. Another advantage is that it is highly visual and displays your saved content beautifully.
You can also highlight your saved articles and other content. You can also add a note to the text, which is very useful when you look back on it later. When referring to it when writing an article, you may also be able to streamline the writing of the article since it already contains your past insights.
Grammarly is a cloud-based writing helper. It can be used on multiple platforms and will check and assist you in selecting words for spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, casualness, tone, and context. It will provide you with appropriate alternative words and sentences for the improvements it finds.
As a non-English speaker, Grammarly is a must-have app for me. In addition to checking grammar, it also checks for extra spaces and spelling mistakes, which makes it a very useful service for English speakers. It can be used on almost all platforms, in addition to major platforms such as Gmail, Google Docs, Twitter, and Linkedin, and it provides real-time feedback on all of them.
Notion Web Clipper is a one-click service that allows you to save your web content to Notion. You will need a Notion account to use this service. Once you’ve saved your content in Notion, you can easily edit it, add comments, and highlight it later.
When you clip, you can choose which folder in Notion you want to save it in, so you don’t have to organize it later. You can also tag them, so it’s easy to search and filter them later. You can also share links at the same time as you clip them. Now that many people are using Notion, Notion Web Clipper is a must-have Safari extension.
HoverSee is a service that allows you to zoom in on images and videos in your web browser. HoverSee requires $7.99 to install the Safari extension and is the only paid installation in this article. HoverSee is the only paid installation in this article’s list.
The zoomable content includes thumbnail images, links to image galleries, links to video galleries, links to video services, and direct links to images and videos. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to zoom in reliably or to zoom out all links.
Speed Player is a Safari extension that allows you to change the playback speed of videos on the web, from 0.25x to 2x in 0.25x increments. It also allows you to change the speed to a custom one and apply the value you enter.
You can also set a default value in SpeedPlayer, for example, if you set the speed to 1.5x, all future videos you open will be played at 1.5x. There are also keyboard shortcuts that allow you to easily change the speed of a video while it is playing without having to open the settings screen.
As a writer, I watch a lot of videos to gather information, so it is very helpful to be able to easily double the speed of playback.
This concludes the introduction list. Did you find any extensions that you use or would like to use? As a writer, I have the opportunity to try various extensions while gathering information and writing articles, so I hope this list has been useful. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments.