• Highlight text, add notes and annotate any webpage directly into your Safari browser. All your edits are permanently saved for future review and you can also search, explore and remove content •

Everything is stored locally, no remote service involved, no accounts, no logins - it's simple.

Highlighter for Safari is a great extension, just a click away, ready to use every time you need to keep track of what's important, mark relevant information or enhance your understanding.

• Highlight text in Safari with multiple colours to choose from
• Add post it notes on any webpage
• All notes and highlights are permanently saved and you can review them whenever you comeback to your pages
• Search for highlighted content and notes
• Explore and remove added highlights and notes
• Export your notes in a rich text format
• Activate with a hotkey: hold down the Option key and start highlighting
• Import and backup highlights

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Write with confidence any question, feedback or complaint and you will receive an answer in a very short period of time.

What’s New

Version 1.8.0

• Search for content inside highlights and notes from the Manager app
• Delete selected highlights and notes from the Manager app
• Better Dark Mode support

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

wndwlkr9 ,


I had to reload a page before it would work. OK. I highlighted something and bookmarked the page. Left the page and came back to bookmark. Yes! it was still there.
Shared the page to an email. No! no highlight.
Ok, I am done. Hit option key. still on. go to icon, click the checkbox next to “ to turn off”. It’s still on. the yellow dot next to my cursor stays on all the time! Hit option key. it still on! Go to icon. click on text itself “to turn off”. It goes off. The check box doesn’t work. you have to click on the text next to it. OK.
Let’s try it again. Now it works completely different! I hit the option key and it turns on without using the icon. I lift off of the option key it goes off. I like this better. easier to use.
I wan’t to remove the liitle test highlight I just did. Command Z. Still There! Highlight over the highlight. Still there! Command Z. still there.
How do I undo?

Developer Response ,

Dear user,
To undo (remove a highlight), just press the (\) icon from the extension popup (that's the eraser). For the other problem, the page can be shared as PDF documents (save the page as a PDF document from Safari) and the highlight will be there - if you share the page via email, the highlight will not be there, of course - this is because the highlight is stored inside your Safari browser.
You can also send me an email to and I will gladly provide you with more details.

Hunter Pauley ,


Doesnt work at all. Will not highlight text at all.

Developer Response ,

Dear user,
Thank you for your review, I'm taking notes of all of them. But can you give me more details about the problem? I guess a simple Safari restart will solve this (or even a page refresh).
Please write me an email to and for sure we can find a solution for this problem.

MikeClevel ,

How Do You Turn it OFF?

This is a great product, works well; but, I cannot figure out how to turn it off? I want to highlight and copy, not highlight but the key to turn it off is unrecognizable. Tilde? Bracket? Additionally, the developer must know that Mac's don't have a function key, yet it's that tilde plus function, which means we have to hit shift to make the function key, so what, tilde plus shift plus alt? None of those work. How do you turn this off?

P.S. the developer did get back to me, exactly 1 year after I asked this question, so at least they do respond ). Of course I have stopped using Highlighter about 11 months ago due to this issue.

Developer Response ,

Dear user,
Just open the extension and press the Turn Off button. Alternatively, if you use the hotkey (Option+Alt) the extension will turn off automatically after you release the hotkey.


Denk Alexandru
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macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor



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