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SafariPlus

Various enhancements to Safari

Features

Privacy

  • Force HTTPS (+ configurable exception sites)

  • Locked Tabs - Adds a lock-switch to every tab inside the tab switcher that, when enabled, prevents the specific tab from being closed until the switch is disabled again

  • Biometric Protection - Require TouchID / FaceID verification for switching browsing modes, locking tabs, unlocking tabs or accessing locked tabs

Uploads & Downloads

  • Upload Any File - An additonal option to the document sheet that can be used to upload any file on your root file system

  • Download Manager - Extensive enhancements to the downloading functionality of Safari, check out the preference page for more detailed info

Usability

  • Both Link Opening Options - Have the "Open in Background" option and the "Open in New Tab" option available alongside each other

  • Open in Opposite Mode Option - Adds an option to open a long pressed URL in the respective other browsing mode

  • Desktop Mode Switch - A switch inside tab switcher that can be used to toggle desktop mode on / off globally

  • Tab Manager - An easy way to batch-export, batch-close and batch-add tabs

  • Disable Tab Limit - Disables the default tab limit (varies between devices)

  • Always Open Links in New Tab (+ Option to always open in background)

  • Disable tab swiping (Only available on iOS 12 and up)

  • Fully Disable Private Browsing

  • Insert Suggestion on Long Press - Insert a search suggestion into the URL bar by long pressing it

  • Suggestion Insert Button - Insert a search suggestion into the URL bar by pressing a button on the right of it

  • Show Tab Count - Shows the tab count on the button that opens the tab switcher

  • Fullscreen Scrolling - Hide the top bar when scrolling down

  • Lock Bars - Lock the top and buttom bar into place while scrolling

  • Show Full Site URL - Always show the full URL in the top bar

  • Suppress Mailto Dialog (on iOS 10 and above)

Actions

  • Change Browsing Mode on App Start, App Resume, External Link Opened

  • Auto Close Tabs on Minimazion or Close of Safari

  • Auto-Clear Browser Data on Minimization or Close of Safari

Gestures

  • URL Bar Swipe Left, Right, Down Gestures

  • Toolbar Swipe Left, Right, Up / Down Gestures

  • Many available actions to trigger

Customization

  • Color Settings for Top Toolbar, Bottom Toolbar and Tab Switcher for both normal and private browsing modes

  • Change the button order of the Top and Bottom Toolbars (also includes additonal buttons)

  • Custom Start Site - Change the default favorites view when opening a new tab to a specified URL

  • Custom Start Engine - Change the search engine of Safari to any URL

  • Custom User Agent - Change the user agent for both mobile and desktop mode

Compatibilty

Any iOS device between iOS 8.0 and 14.8.1 should be supported!

Compiling

You will need the following libraries / frameworks in order to compile Safari Plus:

To compile the WebContent part of Safari Plus, WebKit headers from https://webkit.org/build-archives/ are needed. Put them in some directory and set the WEBKIT_ROOT variable inside the Makefile of WebContent to it. You will also need to remove WebKit and WebKitLegacy from that folder (otherwise the compiler will throw an error). To correctly compile it and avoid crashes at runtime, make sure to also follow the instructions here.

There are also some variables you can set when running make:

SIMJECT=1 to compile Safari Plus for the iOS simulator

ROOTLESS=1 to compile Safari Plus for rootless jailbreaks

NO_CEPHEI=1 to compile Safari Plus without the Cephei dependency (some features won't work)

NO_LIBCSCOLORPICKER=1 to compile Safari Plus without the libCSColorPicker dependecy (color settings will be disabled if this flag is set)

NO_ROCKETBOOTSTRAP=1 to compile Safari Plus without the rocketbootstrap dependency (file access will be restriced and some features won't work)

NO_DEPENDENCIES=1 to compile Safari Plus with all of the above NO_* flags set

DEBUG_LOGGING=1 to compile a version of Safari Plus that produces some very verbose debug logs related to the Download Manager feature that are stored inside sandbox container/Documents/Logs

Localization

If you wish to help with localizing the tweak, take the english template from here and contact me somewhere with the localized file.