Apple releases Safari 5.0 update; includes Extensions Gallery

Apple has just published the latest upgrade to Safari, version 5.0.1, which includes a whole new feature called "Extensions Gallery," as well as a number of other interesting fixes.

Apple has just published the latest upgrade to Safari, version 5.0.1, which includes a whole new feature called "Extensions Gallery," as well as a number of other interesting fixes.

The Extensions Gallery is essentially a center for add-on features and toolbars for a variety of different web programs and services. Ones that are most likely to be popular among Safari users include extensions for Twitter, The New York Times, MLB.com, and Amazon. There's even one called "Better Facebook" that will actually tell you when you've been "unfriended." Bummer.

All of them are built using HTML5, CSS or Javascript technologies. You can get a full look at the Extensions function before downloading on Apple's site.

But the 5.0.1 update doesn't stop there. Taking a look at the Software Update window on my own Macbook, some of the big fixes include better CSS animations, improved scrolling on MobileMe mail and fixing some Javascript issues.

Then there are a few that stood out a bit, like fixing an issue that "prevented boarding passes from www.aa.com from printing correctly," and another that "fixes an issue that could cause Flash content to overlap with other content on www.facebook.com, www.crateandbarrel.com, and other sites when using Flash 10.1." Go figure.

Safari 5.0.1 is available for downloading now.

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