I haven't used a SIMBL hack in a long time. So long, that I'd forgotten about such things and for some reason I thought SIMBL hacks were something of the past, with the release of Lion. Turns out one SIMBL hack I depended on years ago is still around and breathing. There's also a somewhat breathing community of other SIMBL hacks floating around.
My old favorite, SafariStand, is still around and kicking so I downloaded the latest version and EasySIMBL just to see what sort of features are available. I swear, I just wanted to see what SafariStand had to offer these days. I wasn't going to keep using it. But seeing the options, I'm tempted– very tempted.
Having favicons back in my tabs is extremely nice. That alone makes me want to keep SafariStand. Plus, another SIMBL hack, cosytabs brings back standard-sized tabs that start on the left– no more centered, dynamic width tabs. Another nice touch is the SafariStand Console Panel. It has my open tabs list, all bookmarks with search, downloads, and something called 'Search It Later' which works with SafariStand's own custom search shortcuts.
As you'll see in the image above, cDock is another app I've tried recently. Turns out it uses part of EasySIMBL. How it uses it will block a full install of EasySIMBL and any plug-ins from working. I had to uninstall cDock, install EasySIMBL and the plug-ins above, then put cDock back in place.
Lastly, there's one more plug-in I'm trying, by the name of CustomNC. It has customization options for system notifications. The one that caught my eye is tweaking Growl notifications to use app icon's instead of Growl's own.
All of the SIMBL hacks I'm mentioned seem to work just fine in the latest OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 release. I can't speak for long term stability, but I've got my fingers crossed.