First custom toolbars for Safari browser

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Anton.Vorobev, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Anton.Vorobev macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    Hey guys,

    We just announced a platform for creation custom toolbars for Safari.

    I am posting a press release of the technology for those, who have an interest if this.

    Also the first version of a custom toolbar for Safari available on the site (as a proof of concept). So you can download and try it.
    Please give us some feedback to improve it.


    For years, the majority of Mac OS users have faithfully surfed the internet using Apple’s Safari browser, enjoying its stability, speed and ease of use. But Safari has suffered from one distinct disadvantage when compared to its big rivals: a lack of add-ons.

    With no official extensions architecture available for Safari, creating dedicated add-ons such as toolbars has been virtually impossible beyond simple hacks – meaning Apple’s browser has been unable to match the customization potential of Internet Explorer and Firefox, which both offer hundreds of extensions.

    Now Macte! has raised the bar for Safari functionality – and can, for the first time, offer your business its own customized Safari add-on.

    Prague-based Macte! is the only developer able to offer such solutions, thanks to its breakthrough piece of web technology – the Safari Plug-in Kit (SPK) – which can host hundreds of extensions for the browser.

    The advent of SPK, which was built using only documented Mac OS and Safari protocols, effectively means that the extensive range of Windows desktop-web integration solutions can now be made available to Mac OS users: toolbars, sidebars, navigation buttons and hidden plug-ins (among many others), customized to your needs. The expert developers at Macte! can even convert your IE or Firefox extension to be used with Safari.
    SPK ensures business solutions by Macte! are simple, reliable, flexible, stable and secure for users. All extensions are controlled through SPK’s simple interface: updates are centralized, security checks are performed and compatibility is assured through one platform.

    As Safari is currently the world’s third-most popular browser and is gaining market share, there has never been a better time to attract the thousands of Mac OS users across the world to your business. As well as opening up your market to a large pool of potential new users, a customized Macte! extensions solution can ensure your brand’s presence on all three major browsers, increasing user loyalty – and resulting in knock-on benefits such as enhanced advertising revenue.

    Thanks to Macte!, Safari can now compete with the functionality of IE and Firefox.

    If you want to boost your business with a customized Safari extension, visit, sample SPK by downloading the Macte! Safari Toolbar – the world’s first dedicated toolbar for the browser – and contact Macte! today.
  2. dvince2 macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2007
    I found it a feature, not a hindrance, to not have random toolbars appearing in my browser.
  3. Anton.Vorobev thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    But a lot of people would like to have a Google/Yahoo!/Ebay toolbar to be in their browsers to help them with their favorite services
  4. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    I'd much rather be able to switch search engines in the search box on the top right as you can in Firefox and Camino.. Less clutter is better.
  5. Anton.Vorobev thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009

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