Feedly for Safari 5

Safari 5 has now an official extension framework. After a couple of days of intensive work, we are excited to announce the first version of feedly for Safari 5. Here is what it looks like:

Available for download now!
Here is how you can get up and running:

  1. Make sure that you are running Safari 5
  2. Make sure ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’ is checked in the Advanced pane of Safari’s preferences (see more details)
  3. Make sure ‘Enable Extensions’ is checked in Safari’s Develop menu (see more details)
  4. Click to download and save the extension feedly.safariextz (or right click and download link as…)
  5. Double-click on the file you saved locally to install feedly for safari
  6. Access your feedly through the feedly icon or by going to http://www.feedly.com/home

If you have any questions or run into any bug, please contact us on http://www.getsatisfaction.com/feedly. Looking forward to your feedback and suggestions.

Login Note: the safari implementation is based on a new login module we have created for safari/ipad/iphone. We are still ironing out some rough edges. If you have any trouble loging in, please open a thread on get satisfaction.com/feedly so that we can help you troubleshoot the issue.

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89 thoughts on “Feedly for Safari 5”

    1. Thanks Rich. The Safari Extension framework is very similar to the Chrome Extension framework so we were able to reuse a lot of the same patterns. The only major feature missing compared to Chrome is Gmail integration. Which we hope to be able to address soon.

    1. Safari buttons do not currently allow to overlay any information on them or change them but as soon as they do, we will provide the option to display the unread count information.

      1. Edwin,

        You can change the image of a toolbar item or set a numerical badge on it through JavaScript.

  1. Badge count should be doable, as some extensions already do this (the Google Reader one for example)

  2. looks great.

    but no matter what i’m doing (double click an locally downloaded file or doubleclick on the link), it shows me only the source code.

    any ideas?

    1. Sorry. Tried to clarify the description: Can you please right click on the link and save the file locally. Once you have the file saved locally, then open the finder and double click on the file. Hope this clarifies.

  3. when i right click on the link and save the file locally, it opens with textedit, it’s a txt file

    1. Hi MacLover,

      When you save the file, it should be called: feedly.safariextz

      On my mac, with Safari *5* installed, when I double click on that file, the extension gets installed.

  4. Ehi, I’ve got the same problem!

    “when i right click on the link and save the file locally, it opens with textedit, it’s a txt file”.

  5. Why is Feedly asking for my Google password? I was under the impression that you guys would redirect us to Google for authentication instead of making us give you our passwords.

    1. @sebastian: good question. We use redirect in Firefox and Chrome. The way safari extensions work, it is not easy to perform/intercept redirects so we use the Google ClientLogin authentication. If you actually look at the network traffic, you will notice that the password is directly sent from the browser to Google (and never sent to the feedly service or stored elsewhere). I hope this clarifies.

  6. Brilliant! Thanks so much for your hard work on fully bringing Feedly to Safari. It now feels like a complete browser.

  7. Dunno if this help about the download problem.
    Copy from http://safariextensions.tumblr.com/

    If you’re hosting your own .safariextz file using Apache, make sure to add:


    AddType application/x-safari-extension safariextz


    to .htaccess in the hosting directory, or instead of downloading it as a binary file, users may get a page of gibberish when they click on a link to it.

  8. I really like the option to open links in new tabs, instead of a new window, and instead of using keyboard shortcuts. Very impressive and have made it my default.

  9. Can feedly integrate support for Read-It-Later? As I am an avid user of that service.

    Also the Social Bookmarking Sites should be able to customize on the preference tab.

    BTW Great Product, I have been using it for a quiet long time :)

  10. I love feedly! It’s made me infinitely more productive (or less because I read more?) and I love the interface.

    Great work – please keep it up!

  11. I didn’t realize the new version with read count support is out for so long.
    Because the auto update is not working like other extension.
    I would be very pleased if you can fix that.
    Thank you!

  12. awesome,
    i just discover Feedly yesterday and i will use it for long while (forever ? :P i hope for you and me).

    but i have a big problem, the unread count in the toolbar of safari not charged if i don’t go to the page, and even if i’m on it sometimes.
    i have to go to preference and change the pref to actualize it…
    not cool.
    any idea ?

  13. Here it crashes all the times… :/

    enable extensions
    install feedly
    i try to drag the icon to the safari bar

  14. I liked it for the one day I used it – but now the button has disappeared and I can’t figure out how to get it back! Plus, not even the help site recognizes my e-mail address. Will I have to re-install it? How do you get to feedly when there is no button.

  15. Problem login with Safari with Feedly version 5.6.384
    I gave my Google Account details and does not redirect to my home.
    Any suggestion?

  16. Impossible to install on MacBook Pro, Safari 5.1.9. Would like to move all my feeds to Feedly as David Pogue’s article in NY Times says is possible by “simply logging on with my Google name and password.” But first I have to install the program and it won’t!

  17. I all the time used to read piece of writing in news papers but now
    as I am a user of net therefore from now I am using net for
    posts, thanks to web.

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