Monday, June 8, 2009

Safari 4 Hands On

Well, Safari 4 is definitely a huge improvement over the Beta build. Its not only faster than its competition and the Beta, its the fastest browser I've seen. Web videos load better and faster on Safari 4. One major improvement on Safari is the Tabs Bar. Before, Safari 4 Beta had the Tabs Bar locked on to the Titlebar. This was both annoying and unnecessary. Now that The Tabs Bar is in its new position, you can freely move Tabs without the worry of interfering with the window's position on your screen As for aesthetics, it still maintains the same look of Safari 4 Beta, despite Apple moving the tabs below the address bar. As for using it, the experience is great. Before, Safari 4 Beta kept freezing constantly. It almost made me look for an alternative browser. With the most recent build of Safari, that does not happen anymore. In fact its almost flawless. Expect less hangs, better media streaming, and overall better browsing.

Honestly, I think its the greatest browser I've ever tried. Also:
Acid 3 Compliance
Safari is the first — and only — web browser to pass Acid 3. Acid 3 tests a browser’s ability to fully render pages using the web standards used to build dynamic, next-generation websites, including CSS, JavaScript, XML, and SVG.

I encourage you to look at the 100 features of Safari to see some of Safari's new and standing features that make it an outstanding piece of software to use.

There were still some bugs with certain sophisticated sites that did not bother me much. For example, sometimes when I go on to some torrent sites, I usually browse multiple webpages. At some point, I want to go back to the previous page I was on. I click the back button, and it doesn't work. I have to click numerous times to get to my previous page, often clicking too much and going back too far. I had this bug back in the Beta, but it had not been resolved. Hopefully, they will fix this. Im sure there are many bugs in this piece of software, but you have to give it credit for being near flawless on its release.

Safari 4 is available for download for Windows and Mac. Download link below.

[Read] - Safari's Features
[Download Link]

Score: 9/10