Home Tab for Safari 4+

The Most Customizable New Tab

Stefan Van Damme

    • 3.4 • 5 Ratings
    • $1.99


The beautiful Safari Extension replaces your new tab page with a big current time and date on top. And the option to open your favorite shortcut with one tap. Get it Now!

Sets your new tab page to a beautiful and inspiring background scene where you are personally greeted, depending on the time of the day. That will brighten up your day when you open your new page in your Safari web browser. The Home Tab for Safari is a simple and nice dashboard. It shows you the option to see the current time and date, greeting, search box, and speed dial of shortcuts. Furthermore, you can even toggle everything off so Safari opens a dark blank page. You can be defining your authentic personal style in your new tab. And make it the place to be… home sweet home.

The Safari extension is designed for users who want to be productive on the internet and get the information they want to see at a glance. It backgrounds customizable, so you can choose from one of the built-in nature backgrounds or choose your own inspiring photo. And it gives you a more relaxed and calm experience, that with some unique features such as the realistic rain effect on the home page. That makes Home Tab the best start page for Safari. This useful and premium Safari extension works across macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. As it is a good place to set it on your desktop or on your mobile device as a mobile dashboard. So what are you waiting for? Get it Now!

Safari extension features:
◆ See a landscape as the background in your new tab page, which includes 5 immersive backgrounds: Forest, Sea, Sky, Port, and Lake
◆ Choose your own custom background color or load your own background image from your personal device
◆ Or opt for the video background layer that includes Forest, Sea, and Sky
◆ And with the option to load your own custom video loop background
◆ A brightness slider for the image and video background
◆ Place a frost layer on top of your background
◆ Get a realistic rain or snow layer on top of your background
◆ Option to show or hide the current Date & Time
◆ Option to choose for 24h or 12h clock format system
◆ Option to choose your font family
◆ Customizable the Date Today colors
◆ Option to show or hide the search box
◆ Option to choose your default search engine (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Baidu, or Yandex)
◆ When the search box is active it dims the content around it
◆ Option to show or hide the greeting text (Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, and Good night)
◆ Option to change the greeting text color
◆ Customize the greeting text to your name or any other text you want to see
◆ Option to show or hide the shortcut, edit the links, and drag-drop the location of that shortcut
◆ You can add, edit and delete all shortcuts according to your personal preference
◆ An accessibility option to speak the current time and date
◆ Option to show the countdown timer to your chosen day
◆ Support for Dark Mode

Project information:

This is built by the developer of the most popular browser extension Turn Off the Lights. To learn more go to https://www.stefanvd.net

What’s New

Version 1.10

+ Add option to change the date below the clock
+ Add option to hide the "Add Shortcut" button
+ Add a static URL option to open Home Tab page
+ Performance improvement for the scrolling

If you like Home Tab, the best way to support the app is by sharing it with others, so please consider telling your friends and family about Home Tab!

To learn more about the Home Tab for Safari or do you have any questions go to https://www.stefanvd.net/support

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Archaic78 ,

App is good

Works great but wish there was an iCloud sync option to sync between devices because it’s a pain trying to set up multiple devices.

Developer Response ,

Hi Archaic78,

Thank you for using the Home Tab for Safari extension. And for your 4-stars rating.

Do you mean you want to sync the bookmarks with all your Mac and iPhone device?
The browser extension use the "Chrome.storage.sync" code. That means it can sync the settings to the cloud. However, that is the code for Google Chrome web browser (same technology to build Safari extensions). And Apple do not yet have this option to sync with other devices, it only provide for the user the local storage.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance, I am happy to help you at https://www.stefanvd.net/support


metroidmen ,

This is beautiful!

Don’t listen to the other review saying the app doesn’t tell you how to set it up, it does. It has step by step instructions and even a video. And it is super easy to do so. I set it up successfully with my Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

This app is beautiful and easy to use! It delivers exactly what it promises! I do have some suggestions for, what I feel, is very important feedback.

1) We should have the option to use our own background video, just as we have the option of a background photo.

2) There should be an option to center everything on iPhone, just as it does with iPad and Mac. Without shortcuts, it just looks weird plastered to the top by itself.

Those two changes will make this perfect, in my eyes!

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thank you for using Home Tab. And thank you for your 5 stars review.

I appreciate your feedback. And both feature suggestions are added in the 'Home Tab for Safari' version 1.4.
That for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance, I am happy to help you at https://www.stefanvd.net/support


deesnider ,

Custom video doesn't work

Custom videos don't work beyond the first tab when updating the settings. If you close and reopen it shows as blank.

Developer Response ,

Hi deesnider,

Sorry you have had this bad experience. And that is why you rated 4 stars.

Did you use the default videos in the Home Tab Safari extension?
Or did you choose the video upload function?
I would love to hear more about this problem situation. Please contact me at https://www.stefanvd.net/support
And use the contact form.


App Privacy

The developer, Stefan Van Damme, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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