With iOS 15, Apple has made some long-awaited changes to Safari’s interface and added support for an extremely missed feature, extensions. Extensions are small software modules that add additional features and functionality to browsers that are not originally available on them. For example, with extensions, you can block ads, automatically fill in passwords, translate text, find coupons, and more, all without leaving your browser.
Extensions have been available on Safari for Mac for a while now, and now that flawless flexibility is provided by extensions to iPad and iPhone. Many extensions are available, and some offer features that might confuse you, but don’t bother you. In this article, we have made a list of the best Safari extensions for iPhone and iPad that you should check out.
It should be noted that some extensions are subscription-based, some have features that are free with upgradeable benefits, and some are completely free.
Because this is a new iOS feature, app developers regularly release new and improved ones. The number of extensions will continue to grow, but these are our pile choices to have. They range from cost-saving extensions, extensions to ads and content blockers.
Honey is a cost-saving expansion tool, and is especially valuable to those who use Safari to shop online. Honey’s Safari extension is designed for:
- Scan as many shopping websites as possible for affordable coupon and refund offers for customers. It finds these offers and automatically applies them to you when shopping online.
- It collects prices and reviews and informs you about sellers with better offers.
- Honey itself has regular promotional offers that offer you more opportunities to make offers when shopping.
It saves money, clean and simple. Because it works continuously, there is a great loss of resources on your device, so it is best to turn it on only when you plan to shop online.
This is another valuable cost-saving extension that you must have for those with multiple credit cards who use Safari to shop online. Once installed, it will notify you of the best credit card to use that offers the best deals based on the shopping site you are on. Its other features include:
- It notifies you of refunds, refunds, and declined transactions involving your credit cards.
- They let you choose preset tips for your credit cards.
- Allows you to manage current transactions so that you can cancel, reprocess, or resubmit transaction invoices.
CardPointe has support for more than 3,000 cards from 600 different banks, so it will likely have support for your credit cards as well. You must subscribe to a payment plan to fully enjoy most of its features.
1Password is a fantastic encrypted password manager that allows you to securely store all passwords, email data and software licenses. It has both Touch and Face ID integration with additional features such as:
- Access the entire database of passwords from your browser.
- Automatically fill in login information, such as passwords and emails for all your websites and subscriptions
- Automatically fill in one-time passwords and two-factor authentication codes.
- Notify you if your browser login is compromised so you can change it immediately.
It also offers a 30-day free trial.
No one is thrilled with the constant pop-up ads or raw add-ons for websites that slow down your browser. With 1Blocker you get an effective ad blocker that gives you complete discretion on what to block. Its features include:
- Ability to block tracking tools, pop-ups, and automatic video playback on most sites.
- Ability to set custom rules to block certain URLs.
- Ability to sync your blocking settings across multiple Apple devices because it has support for iCloud syncing.
1Blocker has a free version, but the premium version allows you to fully enjoy the blocking flexibility it provides.
5. Grammar for Safari
Grammarly is a well-known writing and editing tool that detects real-time typing errors in your spelling and grammar. If you use Safari to write on the web, having this extension is not difficult. The free version offers correction options such as misspellings and unnecessary use of words. The premium version is packed with features like:
- A tone detector that ensures your writing has the appropriate semantics and sounds of the brand.
- Check for plagiarism so you won’t have duplicate content on your site.
- Improved grammatical correction of word and fluctuation choices.
Grammarly will be activated automatically when you start typing, and you can also set it to automatically correct writing on the go.
6. Microsoft Translator
Safari has a built-in compiler, but the number of languages it supports is limited compared to Microsoft Translator. Microsoft Translator is a free and easy-to-use translator with support for more than 70 languages. With this extension you get instant translation from any website you are on within seconds. Other features include:
- Ability to sync translations across multiple devices so you can easily send the translated webpage to other devices.
- Voice translations so you can translate videos with foreign speakers.
- Offline translation of web pages.
It is free, accurate, with no hidden costs and convenient for individuals who regularly encounter foreign content.
Pocket is one of the best tagging supplements you can get. You can save News, magazine articles, recipes, websites for later reading. Do all this and much more without interrupting your browsing experience. Pocket has a free option, but the premium plan comes with benefits like:
- It allows you to organize and search all your saved files based on the type of content.
- Your saved files are instantly synced across multiple connected devices.
- Great offline reading function and nice text-to-speech function.
The pocket is designed with productivity in mind. In addition, you can save anywhere, even sites that do not allow copying options on them.
8. Silence blocker
If you’re looking for a top-notch free ad blocker, look no further. With Hush you get an extension that gives you:
- A secure and open ad / content blocker designed specifically for Safari.
- A blocker that does not require permissions to collect data, so your privacy is secure.
- Did I mention that this is a completely free and easy extension? Zero price.
This extension does not require maintenance or in-app purchases.
What are your favorite Safari extensions in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15? Leave a comment and share them with us.
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