Apple Safari

Apple Safari

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 768 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    2,658,423
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    36.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,709
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Safari is Apple's stylish, easy-to-use Web browser for its Mac OS. Safari for Windows lets PC users try Safari for themselves. Safari is a great way for Windows users to take a bite of the Apple since, as a Web browser, it can only be so different from the Big Three; IE, Firefox, and Chrome. We tried Safari 5 in Windows 7. Its new features include the Reading List, which collects Web links and bookmarks that you want to check later.

Safari's page layout shows how much Web browser functionality dictates form these days. Safari for Windows is plain but clean and intuitive, with many similarities to other popular browsers as well as some differences. For instance, the address bar searches the History rather than using your default search engine. Safari has a separate search field instead. The Settings icon opens an extensive menu that includes private browsing, pop-up blocking, Extensions, and customization buttons. One feature we really like is the Page icon that displays a menu just for the current page. The Bookmarks bar holds icons to show the Reading List, Top Sites, and All Bookmarks. Clicking Preferences under Settings opens a tabbed dialog with many more options, including Appearance, Tabs, Security, Privacy, Extensions, and RSS.

Safari has a good reputation, and we found it to be quick and stable. We started with some news sites, moving through some of our imported IE Favorites and finishing with some random searches. Unlike some of Apple's software, Safari is more like the competition than unlike it, with tabbed browsing, a customizable toolbar, and security and privacy options. Some things are missing; for instance, Safari for Windows can import Favorites from Internet Explorer into its bookmarks, but apparently the same isn't true for Firefox or Chrome bookmarks. You can always export your Firefox or Chrome bookmarks to IE and then into Safari, but being able to import them directly would be a better option.

At any rate, if you've wondered about Safari, here's your chance to see it for yourself.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 30 votes

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    • 2 star 5
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  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 768 votes

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    • 4 star 158
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1 stars

"Slow, Slow, Slow"

November 15, 2014  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

Good interface with a good menu.

Cons

SLOW, SLOW, SLOW

Summary

I have a 2000 Dell tower computer, XP, IE8, with SP3, and 256 meg RAM.
Safari is too, too slow, taking 5 minutes to load Yahoo, or any other site. Maybe if I had 512 RAM, it would be much faster.
I use Opera 12, which works very well with my system. Tried Firefox, and it's somewhat slow, and keeps "hanging" at times. Hate IE8.
So, Opera is my choice which works very well, and is faster than any I have tried. I can't use Google Chrome, cause it requires 512 meg RAM, and will not install on my 256 meg RAM computer.
I agree with someone who said, "Reviews are meaningless unless you say what kind of system you have, and what software you are using"......

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3 stars

"Fast but way out dated."

July 17, 2014  |  By TECHCRZY

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

ummm dunno its fast!

Cons

Way to out dated
Does not render correctly
Made by mac

Summary

Waste your time if you want
Why is this on c-net?
Why don't we just bring back IE 6 and put it on a mac..lol

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1 stars

"Worked fair but outdated for windows not sure if safe"

April 29, 2014  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

It was easy to use.

Cons

Well I could not get any extensions at all.Told me it couldn't go to the Apple page but showed it..I would have liked to at least had Adblock or something.Windows users don't get to use the new updated version 6 for Mac users.Also it would not work for Youtube.My concern is with no extensions for windows like Adlock and 2 years old with no updates is it really safe.I used it for 2 days and deleted it.Went back to Opera 12.16 with security update that made it 12.17.I also will try Comodo icedragon.I read good things about it and good security,I don't care for Firefox or Chrome.

Summary

Look under my cons.If we could use the new updated version 6 that Mac users have it would be better.I couldn't get any extensions and youtube did not work.Is it safe ??? I don't know.I would try something else.

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5 stars

"Is it also the best for Windows 8.1 !"

December 10, 2013  |  By Rudi Namnick

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

wont be without!

Cons

Google, no way!

Summary

Let's check for the newest

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1 stars

"crap and more crap"

November 22, 2013  |  By simply2sweet

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

there is none for me

Cons

keeps crashing and after deleted the software, it want come off of my computer

Summary

bad very bad I went back to IE , I know it bad too but aleast IE it not taking u extra space on you computer .

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5 stars

"BROWSER IS REDEFINED"

September 15, 2013  |  By dhirodatta

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

A browser with the most fluid UI I have ever used. And after using this one, I wont say Google Chrome is the fastest browser.

Best part is it wont confuse you

Cons

I am really trying hard to find some. After hopping around to too many browsers, I've found Safari. It haven't let me down.

Summary

I've been looking for a browser which is clean, not a clutter of unwanted functionalities, when you don want them in front of more useful ones...
I have used Chrome, Firefox, Waterfox, Internet explorer, Opera, Comodo Dragon browser (A copy of Chrome) and finally Safari. I'm finally at peace

1. Chrome is all great, but uses too many processes in the background, so hard to understand when to control any specific of them. Efficient use of memory is second best to Safari, because Safari uses your RAM about 500 Mb- 700Mb But ensures you hassle free browsing

2. Mozilla, is great on add-on collection but mammoth on memory usage. Open a 20 tabs, and u are done for the day

3. Internet explorer has the market share because it's the default browser, but when comes to handle multiple tabs, it sucks like no one else. And you want to personalize?, feels like a reaped naked interface with no idea where to edit stuff. Google search might help you.
Worst part is, You find your add-on digging in the internet, to make it work like you want... voila!! it chooses its own add-on to enable. You wont even able to enable them (unless you are a topnotch windows geek)

4. Opera is a GODZILLA of RAM usage, if MOzilla is the mammoth. you know what i mean...

5. Comodo browser is a cheap, poor copy of Chrome

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6. Safari. Its beyond the above all. Give it a try, have patience for 15 minutes to learn the UI which is not a mash up of the above jerks, stealing each other's features and even UI... you will love to use it. Every single thing, from full screen functionality to add-ons, its doesn't compromise on anything. Surely a premium browser from a premium brand. Give it a try.

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1 stars

"Crashes multiple times a day on Windows 7 X64."

July 12, 2013  |  By J3J0nes

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

Works well when it wants to.

Cons

Every hours or so a message box will pop up saying "Safari has stopped responding." WIth the only option being to press ok and let it close completely. After that you must start it up again for another few hours before the same thing happens.

I also noticed when you press the back button it will return all the tabs to the previous state rather than just going back one page on the current tab. YOu can however get around this by right clicking on the page you want to go back on and the clicking on "back" from the drop down list.

Summary

When it works it is pretty fast and it seems to be a great browser. However, there are still serious problems that Apple need to fix and have neglected. If they want any hope of converting all those windows and google fans across to apple products they should make their software more stable for a start.

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1 stars

"It isn't "FAST", and doesn't recognize some sites."

June 03, 2013  |  By denisespascual

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

The layout is nice.. simple.. colors are pleasant to the eyes.

Cons

I was entering a site @ Safari.. and it says "Not found" . I tried the link on Google Chrome and it worked. And, it isn't fast as the description is saying.

Summary

I recommend you to stay with Google Chrome/Firefox.

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5 stars

"fastest browser there is kinda nice!!!"

April 11, 2013  |  By jaymans

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

Everything about it's great

Cons

None that I see

Summary

Thought Opera was fast think I might keep Safari like it more fast nice browsers!!!!

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1 stars

"Worst. Browser. Ever."

April 01, 2013  |  By derek8d

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

It's optimized for Macintosh users and it's simple to use.

Cons

It's lags CONSTANTLY. It got on my nerve so much, I decided to create an account and write this review on how badly it runs. There is never a time when I can get even 5 minutes of just smoothness and a lag-free environment. And I know it's not my computer's problem, as Chrome works perfectly for me, but, for various reasons, I am stuck to using Safari. And the worst part is, I use a Macbook that came with this browser. Simply said, Safari is a piece of crap.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.7
Version 5.1.7 has added new features in Safari make everything you do on the web more fascinating, more secure, and more fun.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date May 11, 2012
Date Added May 11, 2012
Version 5.1.7
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.71MB
File Name SafariSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,658,423
Downloads Last Week 3,709
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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