With its simple, elegant interface, Safari gets out of your way and lets you enjoy the web faster than any browser.
Why you'll love Safari.
# Blazing Performance 3x Faster
Safari is the fastest web browser on any platform.
# Elegant User Interface
Safari's clean look lets you focus on the web, not your browser.
# Easy Bookmarks
Organize your bookmarks just like you organize music in iTunes.
# Pop-up Blocking
Say goodbye to annoying pop-up ads and pop-under windows.
Search any text on any website with the integrated Find banner.
# Tabbed BrowsingTabs
Open and switch between multiple web pages in a single window.
Instantly snap back to search results or the top level of a website.
# Forms AutoFill
Let Safari complete online forms for you, automatically and securely.
# Built-in RSS
RSS tells you when new content is added to your favorite sites.
# Resizable Text Fields
Resize text fields on any website: Just grab the corner and drag.
# Private Browsing
Keep your online activities private with a single click.
Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one.
What is new in Safari
# Top Sites
Thanks to Top Sites, you can enjoy a stunning, at-a-glance preview of your favorite websites without lifting a finger. Safari 4 tracks the sites you browse and ranks your favorites, presenting up to 24 thumbnails on a single page. You can even customize the display by pinning a favorite site to a specific location in the grid. That locks it into position, so you know just where to find it every time you open Top Sites.
Wonder which sites have changed since your last visit? Sites with a star in the upper-right corner have new content. A single click opens the page and updates its thumbnail. Whenever you want to return to your ever-evolving Top Sites page, just click the new Top Sites button in the bookmarks bar.
# Cover Flow
New to Safari, Cover Flow offers a highly visual way of reviewing your site history and bookmarked sites, presenting full-page previews of the websites that look exactly as they did when you last visited them.
One look is all you need to recognize the site you want to visit. Simply flip through website previews in Cover Flow the same way you flip through album art in iTunes. Directional arrows let you browse forward and back. Or you can quickly flip through multiple sites using the slider. And when you find the site you want, simply click to open it.
# Full History Search
With Full History Search and Cover Flow, what you see is where you went. Safari introduces a dramatic new way to revisit sites, letting you flip through full-page previews of the sites you visited in the past. You may not have total recall, but Safari does, automatically storing all the text and a thumbnail of every page in your history. That makes it easy for Safari to get results even if you remember little about the site you're searching for.
Just type a word or phrase in the History Search field in Top Sites, and Safari quickly presents you with a list of possibilities. In fact, you can search for anything that was on a page you visited, even photo captions. To jog your memory, Safari presents the sites it finds in Cover Flow, giving you the opportunity to spot the right site on sight.
# Nitro Engine
Still the worlds fastest web browser, Safari outraces Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. On even the most demanding Web 2.0 applications, Safari delivers blazingly fast performance thanks to the industrys most advanced rendering technologies.
# Windows Native Look and Feel
If you're using Safari on a PC with Windows Vista or Windows XP, youll feel right at home. Thats because Safari features a native look just like other Windows applications including a native title bar, borders, and toolbars. To provide a consistent Windows experience, Safari now uses Windows standard fonts, but you can choose to use Apples crisp anti-aliased fonts if you prefer. Of course, Safari for Windows delivers the same lightning-fast performance provided by the Mac version.
# Developer Tools
# Full-Page Zoom
Get a close look at even the finest print using Full-Page Zoom. Safari scales images and graphics as you zoom in and keeps text razor sharp while preserving the page layout perfectly.
# Smart Address Field
Just start typing, and the Smart Address Field instantly offers suggestions. Youll see the Top Hit and the best matches from your browsing history and bookmark collections, each in their own easy-to-read section.
# Smart Search Field
Safari offers excellent search suggestions courtesy of Google Suggest and your recent search history, making it even easier to conduct productive searches. You can even search for text on the page youre viewing.
# Phishing and Malware Protection
Land on a suspicious website, and youll know right away. Safari automatically alerts you and wont open the page. EV Certificate support lets you easily spot legitimate sites.
Getting started with Safari.
- Set your Preferences
Choose your home page, set up tabbed browsing, customize Forms AutoFill, and more.
- Get to Know Top Sites
Top Sites lets you see all your favorite websites at a glance. One click opens a favorite site. And you can drag site thumbnails to customize your Top Sites page.
- Browse using Cover Flow
Cover Flow presents full-page previews of sites in your site history and bookmarks. Flip through them as you do albums in iTunes to find the site youre looking for.