Apple’s latest version of its Safari web browser has fared rather well in the first days of its release with 11 million downloads, of which a hefty six million-plus have been installed in Windows machines.
Safari 4 has some new innovations, including Top Sites, which shows the user a collage of their favourite sites within one window, and Cover Flow, a UI (User Interface) feature brought in from iTunes that allows for flipping through site history or bookmarks like you would through album covers.
For Windows users installing Safari 4, the web browser has a native look, so the title bar, borders and toolbars are consistent with the operating system’s look and feel, whether it is Vista or XP. It also allows for using Windows standard fonts, if you wish.
Other features include the built-in Google Suggest for predictive intelligent search, as well as full zoom capabilities to make the smallest text large while retaining image quality.
Safari 4 is available for download now from Apple.com.
By Marie Boran