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Apple Safari for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 833 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    308,447
  • Date Added:
    May 06, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    65.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    721
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #4 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

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    3.9

    out of 833 votes

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    • 4 star 237
    • 3 star 118
    • 2 star 58
    • 1 star 71
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5 stars

"Perfectly nice"

August 03, 2015  |  By paroladownload

 |  Version: Apple Safari 8.0.6

Pros

everything I need

Cons

no cons...

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3 stars

"Probably the worst Safari I got through the years"

May 17, 2015  |  By Jean Guy Nadeau

 |  Version: Apple Safari 8.0.6

Pros

Nice and easy to use. Fortunately the Develop Menu is still there to open pages in Firefox or another browser.

Cons

Lots and I mean lots of pages won't download entirely. Links and buttons will be missing on pages. Like sharing or contest buttons. I have to use the Develop Menu to open pages in another browser about 5 times a day. Which I very rarely had to do before Safari 7 or 8. And it has gotten worse with safari 8.0.6

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.6
WebKit security fixes.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date May 06, 2015
Date Added May 06, 2015
Version 8.0.6
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 65.84MB
File Name Safari8.0.6Yosemite.pkg
Popularity
Total Downloads 308,447
Downloads Last Week 721
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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