Safari

Version: 6.0.2 || Release Date: 2012-10-28 || License: Freeware Developer: Apple, Inc. | App Owner: marcus

Browsing made beautiful. And smart.

Before Safari, browsers were an afterthought. Something you put up with if you wanted to surf the internet. One browser looked and felt just like another, so you chose the one that worked the best and crashed the least. They were ugly, cluttered affairs, whose interfaces competed for your attention and made browsing — the very purpose for which they were created — more difficult. Safari changes all that.

Safari is designed to emphasize the browsing, not the browser. The browser frame is a single pixel wide. You see a scroll bar only when needed. By default, there’s no status bar. Instead, a progress gear turns as your page loads. And if you so choose, you can hide almost the entire interface, removing virtually every distraction from the browser window. A great browser should get out of your way and let you simply enjoy the web. Safari does just that. And it does it regardless of platform.

The first browser to deliver the “real” internet to a mobile device, Safari renders pages on iPhone and iPod touch just as you see them on your computer. But this is more than just a scaled down mobile-version of the original. It takes advantage of the technologies built into these multi-touch devices. The page shifts and reformats to fill the window when you turn it on its side. You zoom in just by pinching and extending your fingers. Of course, no matter how you access it, Safari is always blazing fast and easy-to-use.

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55 Opinions

Clean and simple. There's very little more that I can ask from it at the moment. Well, maybe more speed :)

Simply the BEST browser out there (including Camino and Firefox).

For you web developer types, http://www.zappatic.net/safaritidy/ is pretty awesome.

It took me a while to find the right combo of extensions to match what I expected after using Firefox (An excellent browser, I love the extendability), but Safari Stand, SafariBlock, and Inquisitor make Safari better.

I use Safari when I want to look something up quickly or open a page from another application. Pithhelmet cuts down on the ads greatly.

Then I use Firefox for "heavy" browsing.

Unbeatable combination.

Safari with Saft tools absolutely rocks! Get Saft! I do use Firefox, but mainly for its developer tools extension.

Install the Saft tools, and Safari holds its own with Firefox, OmniWeb, you name it.

Like many others, I've tried them all and really USED them all for varying lengths of time and despite I keep coming back to Safari. It's pros outweigh its cons by a greater margin than FireFox, Camino, Omniweb, Opera, and Shiira. My latest affair was with Camino but I've finally come home to mama.

Safari is fast. Fanstastic RSS Integration. The BEST Mac OS X integration (obviously). Most efficient system resource usage.

Safari is nice because you get to see all of those well-designed, informative, accurate, and inviting web advertisements. I tried Camino for a while. The Internet wasn't ugly enough. I likes my internet like I likes my TV, Radio, Newspapers, and Magazines - 60% ads.

I despise Safari and I think they really need to take some time from iPod development and work on this app. But hey, I use it because it easily syncs all of my bookmarks with .Mac and my laptop.

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