SafariHistoryView v1.01
Copyright (c) 2011 Nir Sofer

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SafariHistoryView is a simple utility for Windows that reads and parses the history file of Safari Web browser (history.plist) and displays the browsing history in a simple table. Every browsing history line includes the following information: URL, Web Page Title, Last Visit Time, Visit Count, Redirected To URL, and Record Index.
SafariHistoryView allows you to easily export the browsing history data into text/csv/html/xml file, or copy the data to the clipboard and then paste it into Excel.

System Requirements

  • This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 7. By default, this utility reads the history file (history.plist) of the current user, created by the Safari Web browser installed on your system, but you can also choose the view the history file taken from other systems.

Versions History

  • Version 1.01:
    • Fixed a crash problem that might occur with some history files.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Using SafariHistoryView

SafariHistoryView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - SafariHistoryView.exe
If Safari Web browser is installed on your system, SafariHistoryView automatically locates your history file (history.plist) and displays your browsing history on the main window. You can also manually choose the desired history file, by using the 'Advanced Options' window (F9), or by dragging the history file from Explorer into the window of SafariHistoryView.

After loading the desired history file, you can easily select one or more history items, and then export them into text/csv/html/xml file by using the 'Save Selected Items' option, or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C)

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the list of Safari visited Web sites into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of Safari visited Web sites into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of Safari visited Web sites into a comma-delimited text file.
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of Safari visited Web sites into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of Safari visited Web sites into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of Safari visited Web sites into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of Safari visited Web sites to XML file.
/loadfile <History File> Loads the specified history filename instead of the default one.

Translating SafariHistoryView to other languages

In order to translate SafariHistoryView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run SafariHistoryView with /savelangfile parameter:
    SafariHistoryView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named SafariHistoryView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SafariHistoryView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run SafariHistoryView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run SafariHistoryView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to

Download SafariHistoryView

SafariHistoryView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of SafariHistoryView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'safarihistoryview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed SafariHistoryView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Arabic Ali Hamdi06/10/20151.01
Brazilian Portuguese Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)12/12/20111.01
DutchJan Verheijen07/01/20151.01
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de08/05/20171.01
Greek Θανάσης Κατσαγεώργης26/10/20111.00
Italian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)12/12/20111.01
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)12/12/20111.01
SlovakFrantišek Fico09/02/20171.01
Spanish Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)12/12/20111.01
Turkish Magnitade25/10/20111.00