Apple Safari for Mac

Apple Safari for Mac

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

Version:
7.0.6
File Size:
44.79MB
Date Added:
August 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac/OS X 10.9
Total Downloads:
256,654
Downloads Last Week:
457
Product ranking:
#5 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Apple Safari for Mac is a lightweight and sturdy Web browser that gives you full control of your Internet experience with its various tools. This default program is more powerful than its Windows competitor, Internet Explorer, and offers a safe and fun service.

Pros

Awesome performance: Meeting all of our expectations, Safari was extremely responsive and handled all commands with ease during our tests. Not only did websites load quickly, but the internal processes of this application, such as clearing cookies and history, were fast as well.

Integrative tools: Apple Safari for Mac is full of features to help you share content with friends and connect with others; this is most easily seen with the "Share" button that instantly sends Web links to Facebook or other locations. This application also integrates with social networking services like Twitter, and we enjoyed having a live feed of information from those we follow.

Privacy options: We feel confident in Safari's ability to protect your information and found the vast amount of tools, like the "Smart Search Field" and private browsing, to be effective at blocking unwanted content. The third-party blocking tool is also a great addition to this program as it stops you from having to download an additional add-on to accomplish this task.

Cons

Upgrade limitations: Because Safari for Mac is integrated with your computer's operating system, you can only upgrade this software when upgrading your entire system. This means that some individuals are not able to access the latest version of Safari if their device does not support newer operating systems.

Bottom Line

Apple Safari for Mac is an excellent browser because it can handle all types of tasks, protects your privacy, and offers reliable performance. Although Safari has upgrade limitations, these serve to ensure that your Mac runs properly, so you should not be concerned with this downside. Apple Safari for Mac is truly a program for everyone.

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  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 832 votes

    • 5 star: 348
    • 4 star: 238
    • 3 star: 117
    • 2 star: 58
    • 1 star: 71
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  • 4 stars

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    August 03, 2014

    Version: Apple Safari 7.0.4

    Pros

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  • 5 stars

    "Love this browser"

    July 28, 2014   |   By rsugianto

    Version: Apple Safari 7.0.4

    Pros

    Very high class web browser that I ever met

    Cons

    No cons! Love it!

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  • 4 stars

    "Pretty good browser"

    April 22, 2014   |   By Mixotic

    Version: Apple Safari 7.0.3

    Pros

    I love that you can see what windows you have open on your other Apple devices so it's easy to move between your computer and iPhone without missing a beat.

    Cons

    You can't drag a window onto another window to create a tabbed view of the two windows. Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but this should work the same way as Chrome.

    I also think the UI could be a bit more evolved at this point. I'm sure that's coming once OSX starts to look flatter like iOS.

    Summary

    Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of some other browsers, but is stable and get's the job done. iCloud integration helps.

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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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  • 1 stars

    "THE WORST PERFORMING SAFARI YET"

    January 10, 2013   |   By Appletechsupport

    Version: Apple Safari 3.1.2

    Pros

    There are really no pros in this version of Safari which collides with Mountain Lion.

    Cons

    Does not load, freezes, slow, almost useless

    Summary

    After downloading Safari 6.0 for compatibility with Mountain Lion, it has proven to be the worst. We suggest using google Chrome,Opera,Firefox.

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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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