Apple Safari is Apple’s web browser that comes bundled with the most recent macOS. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favorites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience.
Safari for Mac has a condensed and minimalistic interface that offers mac users faster, private browsing with fewer interruptions and extended battery life.
When you download Safari for Mac you will get enhanced protection against invasive malicious software and customizable private browsing options to protect your information.
While browsing privately in Safari, pages that you visit in private mode will not appear in your browsing history list.
The Safari browser uses fewer system resources and allows extended browsing times while iCloud allows you to sync all your web activity seamlessly across devices.
A vast library of extensions available to enhance usability and productivity in the workplace or at home.
How to Update Safari on a Mac?
- Open “System Preferences” and click on the “Software Update” icon.
- If you have an update available it will list the version of macOS that you will be updating too, and what is going to change.
- To start the update there will be an “Update” button.
Note: this is on macOS Catalina as older versions require that you use the “App Store” to update Safari.
- Intelligent Tracking Prevention – enhanced privacy protection
- Reader mode – read without ads and other distractions
- Safari App Extensions – to customize the browsing experience on macOS
- Web Inspector – create custom audits with the new audit tab for running tests against web content
- Use iCloud to sync seamlessly across all your devices
- Browse Desktop sites with Ipad or iPhone
- Enhanced support for the most popular productivity websites
- Dark mode support for websites
- Enhanced password protection
- Sign in With Apple account to Safari now supported
- New Changes sidebar in the Elements tab
- Added the Device Settings menu
- New Security tab in the resources view
- Safari Developer Tools
- Pay with Apple Pay
- Customizable RSS feeds
- Mojave 13.0.1
- High Sierra 13.0.1
- Sierra 12.1.2
- El Capitan 11.1.2
- Yosemite 10.1.2
- Mavericks 9.1.3
- and older.
The default browser for Apple devices and there are no official versions of Safari for other devices. Apple no longer supports Mac OS 10.14 for Macbooks older than 2012.
- No support for WebSQL
- No support for Legacy Safari Extensions
- Can’t update Safari on OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or earlier
- no support for windows
- Poor support for new web technologies and open source formats