Apple Safari for Mac

Apple Safari for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 832 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    262,396
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    44.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,205
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Web Browsers

Editors' Note: The download link is only for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. A download for the Lion version is currently not available. The 10.7 version update can be downloaded through the App Store's Software Updates section.

Editors' Review

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Safari has been Apple's Web browser for many years, and the company keeps making improvements to it at regular intervals. Originally designed to be a Web browser with the Mac OS look and feel, Safari has been part of the Apple family a long time. Apple support isn't the only reason to use it, though; it has other strengths.

With the latest releases, you can do many tasks that used to require multiple apps or a lot of keystrokes. For example, you can send a tweet or post content to Facebook from within Safari. If you visit a site on your MacBook or iMac and have iCloud integration, the same page can be pushed to your iPhone or iPad so you don't have to look for it twice. There's a private-browsing feature that hides your tracks, too. In the recent versions of Safari there aren't separate search and URL fields; there's one text-entry area and Safari figures out what you want. Autofill and smart-search options suggest Web sites before you've typed the entire URL. There's support for multiple browser windows with thumbnail overviews, with quick zooming in and out.

While the era of radical changes to Web browsers has gone by, small improvements that help navigation and cut down on keystrokes are always welcome. Safari has always been the standard browser of Mac users, and by continuing to develop its product, Apple has kept it that way. The latest version of Safari continues that tradition.

 
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 9 votes

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5 stars

"Superfast, stable, beautifully designed browser"

April 11, 2013  |  By iMercy

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

Renders pages nicely, easy to use. Like Reader and Reading List features.

Cons

There are some issues to fixed in current version.

Summary

Browser is a personal choice. Its a superfast, stable browser.

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4 stars

"Significant improvement over previous version."

March 27, 2013  |  By markomdmph

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

Significant improvement over previous version; faster and cleaner, more compatible with Mountain Lion.

Cons

Still does not handle PDF documents properly.

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5 stars

"My Favorite Browser!"

December 15, 2012  |  By Jac151

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

Mountain Lion:
Very snappy.
Very elegant interface.
Very well integrated into OSX
Very Integrated with iCloud.
Amazing gestures (swipe back and fourth, zoom in, tab view...)

Cons

-Can sometimes hang for a few seconds, occasionally.
-No "Save As" function for downloading content, though you can do this by clicking Option-Enter with the URL.
-Not a huge list of extensions (I don't use them, but I know some people do).

Summary

Overall, Safari is the best browser for Mac. I have heard that it isn't very good on Lion, but if you are on Mountain Lion, give it an honest chance!!

This browser is certainly very fast, maybe not the absolute fastest, but one of the best. However, the integration is the key to Safari. The smooth swipe gestures to go back and forth between pages is beautiful, and handy if I don't want to load the previous page, but take a quick look at one line (you can swipe complete to reload the page, or just a little to see a part of it, like a book.) The smart zoom and pinch to zoom features are quite handy. I rarely use the Tab View, but it can be useful.

Other browsers, like Chrome, have a few of these gestures, but they are far less appealing. Safari is the only browser with this level of finish, and will remain the only one due to Apple's development. Safari just works for me, and the UI is what keeps me.

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1 stars

"What a piece of utter crap"

November 29, 2012  |  By ophelia550

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

Absolutely none.

Cons

The damn thing won't run on 10.7.5 and freezes my computer.

Summary

*** Apple. Do I have to go use a PC to be functional in the most basic things?

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5 stars

"Perfectly nice"

November 20, 2012  |  By chiplynar

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

Everything I need

Cons

Not yet discovered

Summary

Better than the others

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1 stars

"irresponsible offerin"

November 10, 2012  |  By jbryson--2008

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

sounds good on paper

Cons

there is (a) no warning that this update will not work on 10.6 or 10.7, (b) no system check before installation to see if the operating system is compatible, (c) no system for uninstalling after you discover that safari is now locked up and inoperative. thanks for screwing up a couple of days for me!

Summary

To users: read these reviews and make certain that you have 10.8 installed before doing anything with this.
To Apple: either note what operating system is needed, provide a check for compatibility, or all of the above.

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1 stars

"Apple owes Lion users a fix patch"

November 09, 2012  |  By waxwoks_2k30

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

There are none.

Cons

Agree with the above users. We got screwed. Not that theyll listen , but Apple needs to hear about this and a fix demanded. DONT USE WITH 10.7 !

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3 stars

"Don't put this version on a Mac with Lion - 10.7.5"

November 09, 2012  |  By loushain

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

Works good on my Mac Pro with 10.8.2 Mountain Lion OS.

Cons

I installed this on my wife's iMac with 10.7.5 Lion, it installed fine, but a dialog box informed me that it wouldn't run on her machine. Again, the installer let me install it on here machine. After I installed it, I tried to run the older version of Safari, and no version of Safari would run on her machine. I then spent hours and tried everything from a complete system reinstall to various fixes I found over at the Apple site, all with no luck. Her machine is too old to run Mountain Lion, so that's not an option. So, I have her running Firefox and she really doesn't know the difference, but I am really upset that the Safari installer allowed the installation, and a no go. I also found the downloadable version of Safari 6.0.2 for Lion, and still a NO-GO!!!!

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1 stars

"Doesn't work with Lion"

November 05, 2012  |  By David Blaikie

 |  Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

Pros

Pros: Non that I can think of. The installed version 6.0.2 refuses to work on Lion

Cons

The software updater ran smoothly with no problems.
The software allowed me to install version 6.0.2 which DOESNT WORK with OS Lion.
So now my Safari Browser is 100% broken.
I used time machine to restore 6.0.1 but it also doesn't work.
I downloaded 6.0.1 but it also doesn't work.
I downloaded 6.0.0 but it also doesn't work.
I downloaded Google Chrome, nice minimilistic browser but I really resent being forced to give up Safari due to 1 simple mistaken upgrade.

Summary

A real disaster for my Lion operating system.
I've been happy with Safari until now.
My 5 year old laptop is stuck on Lion and can't upgrade to Mountain Lion
Now I don't have Safari and I don't know how to get Safari back.
Be warned Lion Users!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.2
Security updates.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date November 01, 2012
Date Added November 01, 2012
Version 6.0.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 44.79MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 262,396
Downloads Last Week 1,205
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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