Safari

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 768 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,583,959
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 18, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    36.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,021
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #8 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Apple has published a Windows version of their native browser. No, the sky has not fallen and we have yet to see the spontaneous evolution of avian bacon.

What we do have is a major software publisher porting their once mono-platform browser with strong results. Much like iTunes, the Windows version of the Mac application works fine but lacks a certain tightness. It feels unfinished because it is.

Safari lacks most customization features. Skins and other aesthetic options exist in the Mac version, but not here. Hopefully that feature will come later. Just about the only thing you can alter is the font. Toolbar icons can be swapped, but the Customize option is only accessible from the Menu bar. If you like right-clicking your way to a shapelier browser, Safari's going to make you feel fat and ugly.

Safari does load pages quickly and didn't have any problems rendering Flash, although it crashed several times on Vista while processing Java. It's a memory sink, too, sometimes using three times as much RAM as Firefox when more than a couple tabs were opened. Tab sessions are savable--well, they would be savable, if the Reopen All Windows option under History worked. The built-in Roboform is buggy, and although there are plenty of extensions for the Mac Safari, that functionality hasn't been ported over.

Having a Safari engine to work with is a great boon for developers. For the average user, though, we'd recommend taking your browser hunt to more familiar grounds.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 63 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 768 votes

    • 5 star 199
    • 4 star 158
    • 3 star 129
    • 2 star 96
    • 1 star 186
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5 stars

"Elegant and efficient"

April 15, 2008  |  By arianna_sensual

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

I had some trouble with plugins with the previous version, I gave it another chance and I was not disappointed, Most important is that is really FAST, stable and extremely simple to use, also the interface is so beautiful and elegant.

Cons

NONE

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1 stars

"An Ugly Ad Server"

April 15, 2008  |  By Logictheorist

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

Faster

Cons

Ugly, reminds me of the GEOS operating system on my old Commodore 64 from way way back. No Ad blocking add-ins, especially with Flash. So annoying I just quit using the damn thing app and went back to Firefox. Apple has a long way to go before this turkey can compete with Firefox. And if speeds your goal, just use Opera. I also read an article where they found security holes in Safari. Oh well, maybe someday this browser will shine, but not today.

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5 stars

"Love It!!!!"

April 13, 2008  |  By GreggsRaiderLady

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

It's totally awesome, no complants at all!!!

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3 stars

"Good..opera and firefox are better"

April 10, 2008  |  By ashuthedownloader

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

better than IE7...... the best so far from apple..

Cons

slow start-up.... uses resources in producing eye candies..

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2 stars

"Not for me..."

April 08, 2008  |  By jeff.114

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

Fast at loading pages. But...

Cons

Uses too much memory for my liking.

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5 stars

"Simple and Simply Amazing!"

April 04, 2008  |  By jordanv23231

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

If you are reading this on Internet explorer stop and download safari immediately! It is easier to use faster and makes your life so much more simple!

Cons

If you find something that doesn't work on Safari all you have to do is click the Help tab and click " Report Bugs to Apple" and Apple will fix the problem!

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3 stars

"not bad but not look good"

April 04, 2008  |  By savone

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

hmm ,is nice in his way ,he make you feel like you are on mac but....that's all

Cons

if i use a proxy ,have same setting like IE6,7,etc and can't customize the bars,if i want to open a new tab is ctrl+T like Opera or Firefox

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4 stars

"good"

April 03, 2008  |  By saleh_duwahi

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

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1 stars

"Not really that useful..."

April 02, 2008  |  By DutchRanger

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

The page load times were fast and it did boost my download speeds. The spellcheck and search features were nice and well refined.

Cons

The browser was just unable to do everything I wanted it to. It had a hard time streaming movies frome sites like NHL.com and has hardley any plugins for it. As well, the browser also seemed to "dislike" certain pages, refusing to display them when the exact same page worked perfectly in IE8. Finally, like the previous reviews mentioned, the browser is a resource hog just like iTunes and it looks horrible.

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1 stars

"Lousy"

April 02, 2008  |  By joyxier

 |  Version: Safari 3.1

Pros

pretty interface

Cons

slower than firefox. keeps crashing after visiting some sites. lousy software. better off using IE

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1
Version 3.1 adds support for new Web standards such as HTML 5 audio and video tags and improves browser speed.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date March 18, 2008
Date Added March 18, 2008
Version 3.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 36.71MB
File Name SafariSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,583,959
Downloads Last Week 5,021
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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