Safari is a web browser, developed by Apple, perfect for surfing the Internet thanks to its searching options, as well as the extensions and different news features. Its design differs from other applications such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, more focused on an advanced visual aspect than on its final performance.
This easy-to-use application includes most of its useful functions in the toolbar, allowing to directly searching something by introducing the desired term instead of an Internet URL. This way the searching method is quicker than before, configuring your favorite engine. It has a built-in RSS reader for an advanced usage of your information sources. The addition of Safari Reader is pretty useful for saving battery in case you use a laptop, because this way the software only loads text and avoids multimedia content such as video and audio from webpages, saving time and space.
Safari has the feature of tab browsing, opening different tabbed websites in the same window, this way is more confortable to check information on several pages at the same time. Each time you open a new tab, a 3D menu will appear with your most visited sites, just like an improved history record. This option can be changed in the settings section, as well as other ones such as the proxy connection or the possibility of enabling Safari’s Develop Menu.
Performance and further functions
The performance of Safari is pretty similar to Internet Explorer 9, except in some fields in which Safari really outstands Microsoft’s Internet browser such as in HTML5 support. Generally speaking, the Apple’s software is not a bad option, but there are options that are clearly better to download for Windows, with recent updates and more advanced extensions than the available on Safari.
There are some extensions available for increasing the functions of Safari for free. You can download the add-ons through the “Advanced” tab. This way the browser won’t be so basic to you, deciding the extra functions you want to have in it. The use of the hardware has also been improved, with accelerated graphics for your websites showing a simple and attractive interface with functions such as Cover Flow.
Safari 5.1.7 Features
Here you can find the main features of Safari:
- Improved navigation speed
- Safari Reader for basic webpage viewing without multimedia elements
- Search options in the same toolbar and tab navigation included
- Security improved for the safety of your personal information
- Free extra add-ons for increasing its basic functions to download
- Great support for HTML5 for high quality streaming video and audio
- Online sync with other Apple’s devices
If you want more information about Safari you can visit the developer’s website .
These are the minimum system requirements for Safari:
- OS: Windows XP or further
- Processor: Pentium III 500MHz at least
- GPU: minimum resolution 1024 X 768
- HDD: 38MB of free space
- NET Framework 3.5 previously installed