Experience the web with the fast, easy-to-use web browser. With its simple, elegant interface and support for the latest Internet standards, Safari gets out of your way and lets you enjoy the web.
How does Safari performance compare with other browsers on the Mac?
Safari sports a clean, elegant look that keeps your focus where it belongs: on the content of the web page. The features you use most are just a click away, and an integrated Google search bar makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.
With Safari Reader, you no longer have to deal with annoying ads and other visual distractions that get in the way of your online articles. That’s because Safari detects if you’re on a webpage with an article. Click the Reader button in the Smart Address Field, and the article appears instantly in one continuous, clutter-free view. Onscreen controls let you email, print, or zoom. Change the size of the text once, and Safari remembers it the next time you view an article in Safari Reader.
Safari in Snow Leopard is even more resistant to crashes. It turns out that the number one cause of crashes in Mac OS X is browser plug-ins. So Apple engineers redesigned Safari to make plug-ins run separately from the browser. If a plug-in crashes on a web page, Safari keeps running. Just refresh the page and get going again.
Flip through history.
Safari offers a dramatic way to revisit your browsing history. Just type a word or phrase in the History Search field in Top Sites, and Safari quickly presents you with full-page previews of the websites that look exactly as they did when you last visited them. You flip through them just like in Cover Flow in iTunes or the Finder, then click to access the page you want.
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See your Top Sites.
The new Top Sites feature lets you enjoy a stunning, at-a-glance preview of your favorite websites without lifting a finger. Safari tracks the sites you browse and ranks your favorites, presenting up to 24 thumbnails on a single page and making them accessible with just a click. You can customize the display by pinning a favorite site to a specific location in the grid. And a star in the upper right of each thumbnail indicates whether a site has new content since the last time you visited.
With support for the latest standards for secure access and information sharing on the web, Safari protects you whether you’re browsing the Internet at home or on a public computer. Safari offers built-in antiphishing technology that detects fraudulent websites and warns you before displaying the information. It also supports EV (Extended Validation) Certificates, so you can feel confident shopping, updating account information, or paying bills online.
Kid-proof the Internet.
Start your kids’ web exploration off on the right foot with Safari parental controls. Using the same technology that keeps your inbox free of junk mail, a content filter in Mac OS X takes a quick peek at websites before they load and tries to determine if they’re suitable for kids. If they’re not, Mac OS X blocks them from view. You can override this filter by creating lists of specific websites you want — or don’t want — your children to see.