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The ButtonBar+ Safari extension is now available!

So what is ButtonBar+? ButtonBar+ is a new extension for the Safari web browser on Mac or Windows. If you like to store your favorite bookmarks on the Safari Bookmarks bar for one-click easy access but you've run out of space then ButtonBar+ is the extension for you.

Safari browser window with bookmarks bar
The standard Safari Bookmarks bar.

With ButtonBar+ you can create a second bookmarks bar for Safari that is highly customizable and configurable. What's more, you can create additional instances of the Bar — it's like having as many one-click bookmarks bars as you wish.

The ButtonBar+ menu and bookmarks bar
The ButtonBar+ menu & bookmarks bar (click for larger image)

Once installed, you open ButtonBar+ by clicking on the icon 1 in the main Safari toolbar. You can add the current page to the bar by clicking on the + icon 2. You can create extra instances by opening the ButtonBar+ 3 menu and selecting 'Add new ButtonBar'.

When you have more than one instance of the ButtonBar, you can change between them either by using the menu 3 or sequentially by using the arrow buttons on the ButtonBar 4.

Clicking on the gear icon 5 on the far left of the bar opens the Preferences Panel…

The ButtonBar+ preferences panel
The ButtonBar+ preferences panel (click for larger image)

Once open, you can use the Panel to customize you bar. You can change the name and icon 6 of the bar, these appear in the menu. You can customize the look of the bar 7 by selecting from 10 different bar styles, 2 button styles, and 3 alignments. You can also specify wether links open in the same tab or a new tab.

The ButtonBar+ bookmark bar styles
ButtonBar+ bookmark bar styles (click for larger image)

NOTE: each instance you create has it's own Preferences Panel and can be styled individually.

You can further customize your bars by assigning label colors to important links 8 , re-ordering your links 9 and grouping them by adding dividers between sets 10.

Customizing Safari bookmarks with ButtonBar+
Customizing Safari bookmarks with ButtonBar+ (click for larger image)

ButtonBar+ also has a 'Backup and Restore' panel. This is accessed through the menu 11. Once open, this allows you to backup or restore from a backup either all your data or the currently active instance.

The ButtonBar+ backup and restore panel
The ButtonBar+ backup & restore panel (click for larger image)

You can download the demo version of ButtonBar+ for Safari below, and you can visit the ButtonBar+ site to find out more and watch the screencasts:

Download the ButtonBar+ Safari Extension Visit the ButtonBar+ Safari extension website now

New Safari Extension - QR Code Generator

Safari Extension - QR Code Generator

Following on from yesterday's QR Code generating widget…
…I've just completed a Safari Extension for generating QR Codes.

The Extension works simply by adding a new button to the Safari toolbar. Clicking the button will generate a new tab containing the QR Code. By opening the Safari Preferences pane and selecting 'Extensions', then 'QR Code Generator' you can select what size you would like generated QR codes to be.

Safari Extension - QR Code Generator preferences