Home Tab for Safari 4+

The Most Customizable New Tab

Stefan Van Damme

    • 3.3 • 4 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 that personally greets you, tailored to the time of day. That will brighten up your day when you open a new page in your Safari web browser. The Home Tab for Safari is a simple and elegant dashboard. It provides options to display the current time and date, a warm greeting, a search box, and a speed dial of shortcuts. Additionally, you can toggle everything off, allowing Safari to open a dark blank page. This customization empowers you to define your authentic personal style in your new tab and transform it into the perfect place to be – your home sweet home.

The Safari extension is designed for users who aim to enhance their productivity on the internet and easily access the information they want with a quick glance. It offers customizable backgrounds, allowing you to select from a variety of built-in nature backgrounds or use your own inspiring photo. This extension provides a more relaxed and tranquil browsing experience, featuring unique elements such as a realistic rain effect on the home page, making the Home Tab the ideal start page for Safari.

Open the Home tab using this custom URL, which is ideal for the Apple Shortcuts app:

This premium Safari extension premium works across macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, making it a versatile tool for your desktop or mobile device. Transform your device into a mobile dashboard for seamless browsing. Do not hesitate—get it now!

The unique features of this Safari extension:
◆ See a landscape as the background in your new tab page, featuring 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, including Forest, Sea, and Sky
◆ And with the option to load your own custom video loop background
◆ Adjust the brightness using a slider for both image and video backgrounds
◆ Apply a frost layer on top of your background for added visual effect
◆ Experience a realistic rain or snow layer on top of your background
◆ Toggle the display of the current Date & Time
◆ Choose between 24h or 12h clock format
◆ Choose your preferred font family for the text elements
◆ Customize the Date Today colors to suit your preferences
◆ Show or hide the search box
◆ Choose your default search engine (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Baidu, or Yandex)
◆ When the search box is active, it dims the content around it for better visibility
◆ Show or hide the greeting text (Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, and Good night)
◆ Change the greeting text color
◆ Customize the greeting text to your name or any other text you want to see
◆ Show or hide the shortcut, edit the links, and drag-drop the location of that shortcut
◆ Add, edit, and delete shortcuts according to your personal preference
◆ Enable an accessibility option that vocalizes the current time and date.
◆ Show a countdown timer to your chosen day.
◆ Support for Dark Mode

What’s New

Version 1.11

+ Added macOS widget
+ Added hometab://newtab to open the new tab page
+ Improved Home Tab for Safari extension Manifest V3

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

3.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 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


843c ,

Absolutely Worthless!

First, figuring out how it works is complex. Second and most important their tech support BOT is Anti Intelligence - useless!

I finally figured out how it works. I got it started but after a restart of Safari my picture was blank. OK I added my photo again. Closed Safari and the same thing. I go to the tech support and nothing!??! I couldn't find an emai so I'm stuck. I turned it off in settings.

Feedback to Apple: Don't allow anyone to sell an app or extension without a tech support email!

Developer Response ,

Hi 843c,

You rated 1 star. Do you still need any help?

When you install for the first time my Home Tab for Safari, you must open the iOS Settings app -> navigate to Safari and tap on "Extensions". Here you see "Home Tab for Safari" in the list and can choose to replace it as your default new tab page.
This information is also visible when you open my "Home Tab" app, the first page is guide page.
Apple designed this method to enable a Safari extension on mobile. There is no other easy and fast solution for enabling Safari extensions.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance, I am happy to help you at https://www.stefanvd.net/support
The contact form is visible as a big blue button "email support".


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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