15 Useful Safari Extensions for iPhone and iPod touch

This list was last updated on January 23, 2015 and is only intended for iPhone and iPod touch users running iOS 8 or above.

As browser extensions continue to permeate the mobile realm, more developers are incorporating them with their iOS apps. While desktop users can search through thousands of add-ons via the Web, finding mobile apps that feature Safari extensions can be trickier.

We've made things easier, however, by listing some of the best options below.

For more information on Safari extensions for iOS, including how to activate and manage them, visit our in-depth tutorial: How to Use Safari Extensions on the iPhone or iPod touch

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The popular project management tool has integrated itself with Safari for iOS with a Share Extension, found in the first row of the browser's Share Sheet. As long as you are already authenticated with the Asana app, selecting this extension lets you create a new task with the Web content that you are currently viewing. There is no longer a need to switch apps to quickly add an article, URL or other component to an existing project. More »

An Action extension included with Microsoft's search engine app, Bing Translator converts the active Web page to the language of your choice -- the default being English. During translation, a progress indicator is displayed at the top of the browser window. The default language can be modified within the settings of the Bing app itself, with over three dozen options available. More »

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A highly-regarded journaling app for iOS, Day One offers a robust feature set that includes easy syncing with both Dropbox and iCloud. Its Share extension for Safari lets you quickly send links, text and other content from the current Web page directly to your journal without having to switch apps or exit your browsing session. More »

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Accompanying the popular note-taking app, the Evernote extension allows you to clip and share Web pages with a tap of the finger while browsing in Safari. You're even given the ability to select a specific notebook to save the clip in, should you choose to do so. As with many iOS 8 extensions, you need to be signed in to Evernote for these features to work seamlessly. More »

Installed along with the Promofly app, this Action extension locates and automatically redeems any promotional codes on the site you are currently shopping on. Requiring that you sign in to the Promofly app before use, Find a Promo can potentially save you a ton of money while you shop on your iOS device. More »

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This extension, which requires you to be logged into your account, saves the current Web page with a single tap on the Instapaper icon found in Safari's Share Sheet. This is one of the simplest, yet most effective extensions on our list for storing Web content for future consumption. More »

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When remembering all of your passwords becomes too much to handle, services such as LastPass can prove invaluable. Its iOS app comes with a Safari Action extension, which can fill in your saved passwords on the Web as needed. You need to be logged in to the LastPass app in order to utilize this extension, and you will also be prompted to authenticate with your fingerprint when you first launch the extension from within Safari. More »

One of my personal favorites, this Action extension automatically sends the title and URL of the active Web page to a user-designated email address. No longer do you have to open the Mail client or construct an actual email. Just tap on the extension's icon and you're done! Before using this extension, however, you must configure your email address within the Mail to Self app -- which includes requesting and entering a verification code. More »

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Fans of Microsoft OneNote should enjoy this extension, which lets you share a Web page to your chosen notebook and section -- modifying the title and appending additional notes if you desire. Not only is the URL of the page stored, a preview thumbnail is included. These features, with exception of the image, are also available in offline mode. More »

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Pinterest users love saving pins to their personal or group boards, collecting and sharing everything from tasty recipes to inspiring works of art as they browse the Web. Located in the Share Extensions row, the Pinterest extension lets you 'pin it' to the board of your choice without leaving the Safari app. More »

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The Pocket app lets you store articles, videos and entire Web pages in one location. You can then view these items later on any device that has Pocket installed. With the Pocket Share extension for Safari, Web content that you are currently viewing is automatically saved as soon as you select its icon. More »

Another Action extension, TranslateSafari passes the active Web page to your choice of Bing or Google's translation services in whatever language you choose with the tap of a button. In addition to translating text, this extension also offers to read the page contents out loud within its accompanying app. While several languages are available for the speaking feature, all require an in-app purchase with the exception of English in a female voice. More »

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This extension is a godsend for the active Tumblr blogger who tends to browse on the go, constantly sharing with their readers as they roam. Selecting the Tumblr icon from Safari's Share Sheet automatically creates a post of the current Web page, letting you add it to your queue or publish it live to your microblog. Before using this extension you must first authenticate within the Tumblr app itself. More »

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View Source, found in the Action Extensions row of Safari's Share Sheet, displays color-formatted source code for the active Web page in a new window. An Assets button, found at the bottom of the window, lists all images, links and scripts found throughout said page. Other buttons allow you to view a breakdown of the page's DOM nodes, inject some test JavaScript into the current code and see details including the page's size, character set and cookies. More »

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In today's fast-paced world, staying organized is a must. This is where the Wunderlist app shines, providing the ability to create, maintain and share plans and lists ranging from errands you need to complete today or items you need to buy at the supermarket. Its Safari Share extension, meanwhile, lets you add the active Web page (title, URL, image and any notes you may wish to add) to your personal Wunderlist with two taps of a finger. More »