Thursday, February 26, 2009

Safari 4

Apple have introduced a beta version of Safari 4.

It has more than 100 new features and the coolest are:-

  • Cover Flow: iTunes-like Coverflow but for history/bookmarks.
  • Top Pages: Thumbnails of your most visited sites in one page.
  • Developer Tools: Easy and innovative way for developers.

It still needs some more work (being a beta version). Browsing is a little bit slower than Safari 3 and the new tabs are awkward but you'll get used to them eventually. Also, Windows Live mailbox doesn't respond to any clicks. I don't know if it's happening just with me or if there are others experiencing the same problem.

All in all it looks really promising and I'd love to see the full version coming out soon. Google needs to hurry up and launch Chrome for Mac otherwise it won't stand a chance against this version of Safari.


Sal said...

I tried it for 10 min`s, its painfully slow and didn't work with my hotmail account. switch back immediately yo 3.2.1 version.

mind you i loved the Chrome like interface.

MacaholiQ8 said...

I didn't know it has a Chrome-like interface cuz I haven't tried Chrome yet. All in all I'm glad they're improving it and hopefully the release version will be faster and more compatible.

Ms Loala said...

I'm still using Firefox, the previous version of safari didn't really hold my breath.

:::ShoSho::: said...

it didn't work on mine i donno why it said i should update or something

MacaholiQ8 said...

I use both but I prefer Safari because it's slightly faster than Firefox.

You need specific configurations to run Safari 4, one of which is OS X 10.5.6 update. Make sure you have the latest updates.

MC said...

Is it better then Firefox? I was gonna try it out but I figured I'd wait and see what the verdict is.

MacaholiQ8 said...

Actually, it's a matter of preference.

For me I like Safari more but it lacks the add-ons that FireFox has. However, with the new beta version becoming a full version soon, hopefully we'll get a bunch of new features other than what they have already stated.

Just don't bother using this beta version because it has so many glitches. Wait for the full release.