AutoFill is a boon to those of us who have a ton of forms to fill in, and these days, who doesn’t?
One of the cool new features of Safari in OS X Mavericks beta is the ability to store credit card info, so you never have to pull that card out of your wallet at work while you buy giraffe statuettes from eBay again. Ahem.
Here’s how to get the credit card info into the AutoFill feature of Safari.
Launch Safari on your Mac running Mavericks beta, and hit Command-Comma to bring up the Safari Preferences window. Alternately, you can click on the Safari menu and choose Preferences…
Click on the third icon from the left at the top, AutoFill. You’ll see all the types of information that Safari can store, including Contact info, user names and passwords, credit cards, and other forms. Make sure the checkbox next to Credit Cards is checked, and then click on the Edit… button to the right.
Now click on the Add button in the lower left-hand corner, and then type in a description of the card, like “Home Visa,” “Daddy’s Mid-Life Crisis Fund,” or “Don’t Use This Card Ever.” Hit the Tab key to move the entry field to the Card Number area and type in your credit card number. Hit Tab again to go to the expiration date, and then once more to fill in the Cardholder’s name.
I notice there’s no field for security code, but you can remember a three-digit number, right?
Now you can shop your way through the Internet, blithely charging things to your credit card without ever having to slow down and think about your credit card number. Thanks, Apple!