Safari Review

Safari 5.1.7    Mar 4, 2013 release


License: Free
Language: English
OS: Win XP / Win Vista / Win 7 / Win 8
Size: 36.7 MB
Developer: Apple
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by SoftwarePuppy Dec 20, 2013

Basics


Safari is an Internet browser developed by Apple Inc. This web browser works not only on iOS, but on such Windows versions as XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

Installation


During installation the program offers to install Safari desktop shortcuts, automatically update the browser, and install Bonjour for Windows. You can opt out of these things by unticking the boxes. Although Bonjour can be pretty useful as it simplifies the process of installation of Apple software on Windows.

Safari offers


  • "Top Sites" feature: when you open the browser it displays mini windows for each of the last 12 sites that you have visited. Those windows form a half-circle and perfectly fit into the browser window;
  • Clear interface. To modify Settings, press on "Safari", and select "Settings". Settings menu offers several tabs: General, Appearance, Bookmarks, Tabs, RSS, AutoFill, Security and Advanced. Home page and even default browser can be set via General settings;
  • Safari allows choosing a default search engine: the search field is integrated into the browser right next to the address field;
  • As other browsers, Safari allows bookmarking sites, enabling/disabling JavaScript, managing your cookies and blocking pop-up windows. Moreover, this browser can import bookmarks from other browsers: Google Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox;
  • When Safari for Windows was first released, it was considerably slower than other browsers and had problems playing flash animations, but it has been improved and now Safari can compete with the most popular browsers: it loads pages pretty fast (even those with complex graphic solutions or plenty of gif, animation or non-textual elements);
  • "Reader" mode allows viewing only text of the web pages that you visit. It is very convenient for those who doesn't care about graphics and needs only information. Safari also allows performing text search on a web page;
  • There is a "Private browsing" feature that can be used in case you don't want your browsing history to be recorded;
  • Now HTML5 videos can be viewed in "full screen" mode.

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