Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Safari
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple and designed to bring you a beautiful browsing experience. The user can enjoy a tabbed interface that enables you to view multiple web pages in the same window and to save desktop space. You can easily rearrange the tabs using drag and drop or open a new tab by double-clicking the tab bar.
When you open a new tab the browser displays a list of the most visited websites with a thumbnail preview and a short description. This list is built based on your browsing habits and generated automatically by the browser but you can change it by pinning certain sites and rearranging the thumbnails in order to suit your needs.
This window can also use the same display mode to view the browsing history. You can flip through the recently visited sites in the same way that you browse through a magazine and look at the pictures before reading the articles.
The browser includes a RSS reader that can change your opinion about reading articles on the Internet. If you are browsing a page that has a RSS feed the browser displays a RSS button in the address bar. With one click on the button you can view the list of articles and sort them by date or title.
If you find an interesting article you do not have to read it right away. You can just add in to the browser's reading list and access them later. The built in Reader enables you to strip a website article of all the ads or banners and display only the text and images that are related with the main news. Thus you can read without anything to distract your attention.
Safari includes the option to browse the web without remembering the web pages that you have visited and to clean your history and reset the top sites. If you need to hide your web browsing habits you can also empty the cache folder and reset the entire browser by deleting the form information or the web page preview images.
If you are thinking about switching to Safari you might be happy to know that it can import bookmarks from HTML or XHTML lists. This program also features support for extensions that allows you to expand its functions.
The program optimizes web browsing and renders websites with a decent speed. Comparatively, the memory usage is significantly less than Internet Explorer (about 25% less memory).
Overall, Safari web browser offers a good option for navigating the web, but you may feel like it lacks plenty of features.