Brand new version of the Apple web browser ships for Windows, with a host of new features
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows Vista 64-bit
License: Free for personal use only
Number of downloads: 8318
Software publisher’s description of Safari
Safari is the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for Windows PCs and Macs. Safari is the fastest browser running on Windows, based on the industry standard iBench tests, rendering web pages up to twice as fast as IE 7 and up to 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2.
Safari joins iTunes in delivering Apple’s legendary user experience to both Windows and Mac users, as well as full support of open internet standards. Safari features easy-to-manage bookmarks, effortless browsing with easy-to-organise tabs, and a built-in RSS reader to quickly scan the latest news and information.
“We think Windows users are going to be really impressed when they see how fast and intuitive web browsing can be with Safari,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO (now deceased). “Hundreds of millions of Windows users already use iTunes, and we look forward to turning them on to Safari’s superior browsing experience, too.”
Safari has always been the fastest browser on the Mac and now it’s the fastest browser on Windows, loading and drawing web pages up to twice as fast as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.7 times faster than Mozilla Firefox 2. The speed of Safari, combined with its intuitive user interface, lets users spend more time surfing the web and less time waiting for pages to load.
Other Safari features now available to Windows users include SnapBack, one-click access to an initial search query; resizable text fields; and private browsing to ensure that information about an individual’s browsing history isn’t stored.
The latest v5 features Safari Reader. This addition removes annoying ads and other visual distractions from online articles so you get the whole story and nothing but the story. It works like this: As you browse the web, Safari detects if you’re on a web page with an article. Click the Reader icon in the Smart Address Field, and the article appears instantly in one continuous, clutter-free view. You see every page of the article — whether two or 20. Onscreen controls let you email, print and zoom. Change the size of the text and Safari remembers it the next time you view an article in Safari Reader.