Safari Publisher's description
from Apple Inc.
Browsing made beautiful and smart with Safari.
It renders web pages at lightning speed. It works on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. It shows you your favorite sites at a glance. And itвЂ™s so smart, it even checks your spelling and grammar. Meet Safari, a browser unlike any youвЂ™ve ever seen.
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 вЂ” the very purpose for which they were created вЂ” more difficult. Safari changes all that.
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 вЂњrealвЂќ 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.
Innovation. In plain sight.
The best way to read on the web.
Safari Reader instantly banishes those blinking and flashing ads that distract you from your online articles. Say youвЂ™re browsing your favorite news site. Safari can tell if youвЂ™re on a web page with an article. Simply click the Reader icon in the Smart Address Field, and the article вЂ” every page of it вЂ” instantly appears in a continuous, clutter-free view. Email, print, or zoom with a click using convenient onscreen controls. And if you change the size of the text, Safari remembers it the next time you view an article in Safari Reader.
Technology that Invites Innovation
The worldвЂ™s fastest browser, Safari has speed to burn. Why should you wait for pages to load? You want to see those search results, get the latest news, check current stock prices, right now. And Safari delivers, letting you wait less and browse more.
Safari is leading the way to a standards-based Internet. Standards matter. Before standards, every browser had its own play book. With standards, every browserвЂ™s on the same page. Great for developers, standards let them create sites that work on all browsers out of the box. Great for the browsing public, they ensure that you enjoy a great experience on every site you visit. And these technologies are free for anyone to use.
ThatвЂ™s why Apple has adopted and has taken an active role in defining standards, such as HTML5 and CSS3, that ensure consistency and push the boundaries of whatвЂ™s possible on the web. Advancements in web standards mean that leading-edge Internet experiences вЂ” rich media and interactive graphics, for example вЂ” are available to everyone.
Safari was the first browser to support HTML5 audio and video tags. They allow developers to integrate media directly into standard web pages, reducing development time and leading to faster response for you. Full-screen and closed-caption support for HTML5 video lets developers deliver a richer and more accessible video experience. With geolocation support, websites can customize content for users who choose to share their location. And by supporting HTML5 offline technologies, Safari allows web-based applications to store information on your hard drive, so you can use them even without an Internet connection.
Safari was also the first browser to support CSS3 Animations, which bring a new level of interactivity to the web, and CSS Effects, which let developers add polish to websites by stylizing images and photos with eye-catching gradients, precise masks, and stunning reflections.
Apple has also consistently demonstrated its leadership in supporting the latest standards by passing both Acid 2 and Acid 3 before any other browser. Designed by the Web Standards Project, Acid tests confirm a browserвЂ™s ability to handle the latest web standards.
Safari Features :
Safari features built-in support for AppleвЂ™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.
Enhanced Keyboard Navigation
Thanks to the enhanced keyboard navigation options in Safari, you can navigate the web without a mouse. Press the Tab key, and Safari jumps to the next password field, pop-up menu, or input field. For increased keyboard control, you can hold down the Option key while tabbing to have Safari skip through every link on the page. And if you press the Return key, Safari opens the highlighted link, letting you вЂњpoint and clickвЂќ with just a few keystrokes.
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
Zoom Text Only
You can choose to zoom in on only the text when you take a closer look at a web page.
Custom Style Sheets
Apply custom style sheets вЂ” that you download or create yourself вЂ” that set default fonts, font sizes, colors, and contrast, making your favorite websites more readable.
Minimum Font Size
If you find that text on some websites is too small to read (such as photo captions or fine print) Safari can increase the font size to make it more legible. Just set the minimum font size in the Advanced pane of Safari preferences.
What's New in This Release:В· Latest security updates
В· Improved stability
В· Improved compatibility
В· Resize windows from any side
В· New keyboard shortcuts
В· Additional font smoothing option
В· International text input methods
В· Advanced text (contextual forms, international scripts)
В· NTLM support
В· PAC file auto-detection
В· FTP directory listings
В· Link to proxy settings from Safari (Safari respects the proxy settings in the Windows Internet control panel)
В· Cookie management
В· LiveConnect support
В· Spell checking
В· Printing page numbers, titles, margins
System Requirements:Windows Requirements
* Any PC running Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista or Windows 7
* 500-MHz Pentium-class processor or better
* 256MB of RAM
* Top Sites and Cover Flow require a compatible DirectX 9.0 video card with 64MB of video RAM.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall