Safari

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 33 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.0 beta
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
February 24, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
41,870
Downloads Last Week:
3
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Apple brings its signature browser to your PC and gives IE and Firefox a run for their money. Users are sure to love the sleek, minimalist design and overall good performance.

Safari keeps its user interface simple and to the point. Gray and black navigational buttons can be dragged and dropped to your desired location. You can choose to hide or display the menu and bookmark toolbars. The Preferences menu makes it easy to set your homepage, manage your browsing history, and check for RSS feeds. The Top Sites feature displays all of your favorite Web sites in an attractive, gallery-style display. You can edit the sites, and clicking on them introduces the full page to your browser window. We were able to use the zoom feature and its hot-key combos to zoom in and out of pages. And we especially liked the bookmark feature, which displayed our favorites in the same gallery style as the Top Sites feature.

Safari includes a built-in Help file, and it has a feature for reporting any bugs. We found that it performed very well, and let us browse quickly without any hiccups. If you're a Mac fan, or are just looking for a simple and solid-performing browser, Safari is for you.

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    3.4

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5 stars

    "one of the best browsers EVER!"

    June 07, 2009   |   By travisabyss

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    it is fast,blocks popups,stylish,manages downloads! and much more!

    Cons

    only 2 things are bad about it #1. hard to use tabs #2. opens up a new window to every link

    Summary

    great!

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  • 1 stars

    ""The worst web browser.""

    June 06, 2009   |   By Abdulla Heal Masud

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    Nothing for pros... every notable browser is better than it.

    Cons

    Invisible "fastness" of the browser and very stupid tab system.

    Summary

    Firefox, IE8, Opera, Chrome, Maxthon, Avant, Visual Browser, Flock etc etc; everyone is better. So don't waste your time here if you have Windows. Specially you try GOOGLE CHROME.

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  • 1 stars

    "The worst web browser."

    May 27, 2009   |   By Charismatic_tunes

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    Nothing for pros... every notable browser is better than it.

    Cons

    Invisible "fastness" of the browser and very stupid tab system.

    Summary

    Firefox, IE8, Opera, Chrome, Maxthon, Avant, Visual Browser, Flock etc etc; everyone is better. So don't waste your time here if you have Windows.

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  • 4 stars

    "Loved working with Safari."

    May 20, 2009   |   By Mambush

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    Very much faster than IE8 or Firefox.

    Cons

    I think that it cud do with a little bit more colour though.

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  • 1 stars

    "Would never use it again and I would never Recommend it"

    May 08, 2009   |   By DMCea

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    I have no pros for this product

    Cons

    it stinks with Yahoo Mail Plus and Multiple Accounts

    Summary

    Awful

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  • 5 stars

    "Good browser even for a beta release."

    May 01, 2009   |   By donkey22

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    Fast browser. WebKit engine seems to be ahead in the rendering department. It passed the acid3 web compliance standards test. Strangely even Chrome failed the test despite being a WebKit browser.

    Cons

    It can use a lot of memory, and the Coverflow feature doesn't work. Not sure if it's suppose to, because I have a Nvidia GeForce 5500, so I don't really know.

    Summary

    The browser renders websites well, and fast too. It displays some sites correctly that Opera 9.64 failed to render completely, or correctly. The browser is definitely superior to IE8 in terms of speed. I like technology behind the rendering engine. I quit using Firefox long time ago, and IE as well, because I wasn't satisfied by their performance during browsing. Safari is a nice alternative to the browser market.

    Updated on May 1, 2009

    I dislike the fact that external links open in another window automatically. There should be a "only tabs" option, or mode for Safari.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Browser ever"

    May 01, 2009   |   By rozano

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    superb performance

    Cons

    nothing as far as i using expect using hog memory until 170 MB, twice as firefox using memory

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  • 3 stars

    "IT'S NOT APPLE....IT'S MSN!!"

    April 22, 2009   |   By JimboGray

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    Love Safari, and 4.0 beta is the best yet. Minimal, sleek, and very fast.

    Cons

    I still have not found a way to be able to use MSN Windows Live email with Safari 4.0 beta. My understanding is MSN is not gonna "fix" this problem until Safari goes full release. I am not a Firefox fan, nor IE.

    Summary

    MSN should get out of the browser business....NO ONE really likes IE anyway, or so it seems.

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  • 4 stars

    "A great product by Apple"

    April 18, 2009   |   By harmanknl

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    Fastest, Ease to use, good looking , Thank you Apple

    Cons

    not fully compatible with very few web sites, otherwise gr8

    Summary

    Excellent browser, Far better than Chrome, Mozilla, internet explorer 8.. Must use .. Good job Apple but need more refinement.

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  • 3 stars

    "looks like it has potential"

    April 16, 2009   |   By jmhx7

    Version: Safari 4.0 beta

    Pros

    I like the streamlined look of it. I love the tab bar (though it took me a minute to get used to it).

    Cons

    I can't use this version because I can't get it to recognize flash player - it keeps trying to play the stuff with quicktime.

    Summary

    If it got the flash player problem fixed I would definitely use this browser for a while to see what it can do. Chrome and Firefox work pretty much right out of the box for plugins but I can't get this one to recognize flash player at all. Opera gave me fits on flash too but I eventually got it fixed to work and the previous Safari version didn't work at first but I eventually got it to work - but version 4 just doesn't want to cooperate with flash player and I refuse to use a browser that won't play flash.

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