A more elegant browser. By design.
Before Safari, browsers were an afterthought. Something you put up with if you wanted to surf the Internet. One browser looked and felt just like another, so you chose the one that worked the best and crashed the least. They were ugly, cluttered affairs, whose interfaces competed for your attention and made browsing — the very purpose for which they were created — more difficult.
Safari is designed to emphasize the browsing, not the browser. The browser frame is a single pixel wide. You see a scroll bar only when needed. And if you choose, you can hide almost the entire interface, removing virtually every distraction from the browser window. A great browser should get out of your way and let you simply enjoy the web. Safari does just that. And it does it regardless of platform.
The first browser to deliver the “real” Internet to a mobile device, Safari renders pages on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch just as you see them on your computer. But this is more than just a scaled-down mobile version of the original. It takes advantage of the technologies built into these Multi-Touch devices. The page shifts and reformats to fill the window when you turn your device on its side. You zoom in just by pinching and extending your fingers. Of course, no matter how you access it, Safari is always blazing fast and easy to use.
VoiceOver Screen Reader
Safari features built-in support for Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader in Mac OS X. VoiceOver describes aloud what appears on your screen and reads the text and links of websites. Using VoiceOver, you can completely control the computer with the keyboard instead of the mouse.
Zoom in or out on web content using keyboard shortcuts, Multi-Touch gestures, or the Zoom toolbar button for more comfortable reading. Images and graphics scale up while your text remains razor sharp, keeping the web page layout consistent as you zoom. To add the Zoom button to your toolbar, simply choose Customize toolbar from the View menu and drag the button onto your toolbar.
Advanced Web Technologies
Next-Generation Standards Support
Safari continues to lead the way, implementing the latest innovative web standards and enabling next-generation Internet experiences. With support for HTML5 media tags, CSS animation, and CSS effects, web designers can create rich, interactive web applications using natively supported web standards. A standards-compliant browser, Safari renders current and future web applications as they were meant to be seen.
Faster Nitro Engine
Safari provides an iTunes-style interface you can use to view, create, and organize your bookmarks. The bookmarks library is organized into collections (folders) of custom bookmarks, your browsing history, Address Book links, Bonjour connections, and RSS feeds. To access the library, click the open-book icon on the left side of the bookmarks bar.
Using Cover Flow, you can flip through websites as eas