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Apple Safari

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 774 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    2,906,072
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    36.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,421
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #4 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 36 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 774 votes

    • 5 star 200
    • 4 star 159
    • 3 star 129
    • 2 star 97
    • 1 star 189
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3 stars

"Slow As Hell"

January 09, 2013  |  By techcrazey

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

Works On Windows 7 Ultimate. I Wish That When People Left Comments They Would Let People Know What OS System Programs Worked Or Did Not Work On. Reviews Without Details Are Not Worth Leaving.

Cons

Laggy And CPU Heavy. Pages Take Forever To Load At TIMES.

Summary

Its Ok

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5 stars

"A software worth having."

August 18, 2015  |  By MorarSchutz

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

I would highly recommend this software.

Cons

No problems at all, one of the very best programs around, ever.

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1 stars

"Link Does not work."

May 13, 2015  |  By catbr

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

I can not report any because the link did not work

Cons

The link did not work

Summary

Wasted my time.

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1 stars

"Easily the worst browser on any platform"

February 21, 2015  |  By gormark

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

Freezes all the time, slower than any other browser, severely crippled on iOS. Basically, a totally worthless application.

Summary

As of late 2014, Safari is easily the worst browser on any platform and device. It can't even open most of web content anymore; just another indication that with no Jobs, there is no Apple. I didn't think I'd see the day, but even Internet Explorer far outperforms this useless heap of trash. Bravo, Tim Cook, bravo.

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4 stars

"WORKS GREAT"

February 04, 2015  |  By cubs2862

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

WORKS GREAT BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE MORE THAT ONE WEBSITE YOUR HOME PAGE.

Cons

SAME AS PROS

Summary

SAME

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2 stars

"Started out well -- then went down hill -- real bad."

February 01, 2015  |  By Justyce4all

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

maintains passwords. Easy to use. Ability to enlarge information on screen with track pad.

Cons

You have to sign in Again, if you open a new browser in a tab or a new page.

Summary

This browser has become increasingly frustrating. All began well and now, each time I open a new browser -- it's like a Bran New Day and I have to sign in again and it is annoying. Safari is made for Mac, but I've begun using Firefox because Safari is Driving me Nutzo! :(

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1 stars

"Same ole useless browser"

January 15, 2015  |  By dockside58

 |  Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

Pros

Simple, and I mean simple.

Cons

Not much you can do to personalize this browser. I like the way 'Opera' & 'Chrome' are laid out & they are very customizable.

Summary

I tried 'Safari' because the lousy way 'Chrome" handles 'full screen' videos. So I am sticking to 'Opera'. You can do so much more with 'Oprea' after a small learning curve!

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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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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 XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.71MB
File Name SafariSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,906,072
Downloads Last Week 8,421
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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