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Apple releases Safari Extensions

Apple has released Safari 5.0.1, which includes Safari Extensions and the Safari Extensions Gallery.

Extensions support was originally brought in to Safari 5 in June so developers could begin working with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. They allows users to find extensions that add new functionality to their Safari web browser.

“Safari 5 has been a big hit, and user response to the innovative new Safari Reader has been fantastic,” said Brian Croll, Apple’s VP of OS X Product Marketing. “We’re thrilled to see so many leading developers creating great extensions and think our users are going to love being able to customise Safari.”

Twitter Vice President of Product, Jason Goldman, added, “Creating our Twitter extension in Safari couldn't have been easier. By providing features like the ability to tweet about a page and view trending topics, we've created a simple way to deliver relevant, interesting content to people regardless of where they are on the web.”

Extensions can be automatically updated and you can enable or disable individual extensions, or turn off all extensions with one click.

Safari 5.0.1  is available for both Mac OS X and Windows as a free download.

Apple released Safari 5 in early June and said it featured a 30% performance increase over Safari 4.

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