Safari

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Pros
  • Clean interface
  • Great tools for reading
Cons
  • Not as fast as leading browsers
  • No auto updates

Our Sources

What's the best internet browser for Mac?, Jan. 31, 2014

In this roundup of Mac browsers, Safari is named the "best Mac browser for Apple fans, as well as for visuals and overall balance." The reviewer likes Safari's "Twitter integration, offline reading list, and Tab View" but isn't impressed with its bookmarks manager.

Safari 7 review: Mavericks browser saves battery life, brings further refinements, Oct. 29, 2013

Macworld.com gives Safari 7 a 4-out-of-5 rating because of its battery-saving features and syncing with Twitter and LinkedIn. This isn't a comparative review, but provides useful details of the browser's performance (it beats Chrome in one benchmark), features and design changes, like a new sidebar that gets mixed reviews.

Apple's Serious Security Issue: Update Your iPhone or iPad Immediately, Feb. 24, 2014

This article explains Apple's security breach and makes recommendations on how users can protect themselves. Apple has since issued a fix.

Best browser 2014: which should you be using?, March 31, 2014

In this roundup, Safari is pitted against the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Opera. For speed, add-ons and several compatibility tests, it comes in last place.

Battle of the best browsers: IE vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari, March 31, 2013

In this "battle of the browsers," not much is written about Safari except that it holds its own despite its "horrendous" reputation.

Best browser for 2013, July 27, 2013

Safari is no longer built for Windows, but PC Pro includes it in the older test of leading browsers. Safari gets a very low rating here -- 2 out of 6 -- because it tries "to sneak QuickTime and iTunes onto your PC with pre-ticked boxes." It also crashes and takes up memory, but wins accolades for its reading list.

Everything You Need to Know About Safari 7, Oct. 22, 2013

Safari 7 gets a positive review here for its faster browsing and simpler design. Guay likes its tab isolation function, which means that problems in one tab won't slow down another.

Fixya Mobile Browser Report: How Users Feel About Chrome, Safari, IE, Opera, and the Android Stock Browser, Oct. 16, 2013

Fixya looks at browsers in terms of how many "fix-it" requests each gets. Safari does well here, beating Chrome and others and is praised for its reliability and features.

Browser Security Comparative Analysis Report - Socially Engineered Malware, March 31, 2014

Safari 5.1.7 came in last among eight browsers in tests of more than 650 malware threats, catching (along with Firefox) just 4 percent. Safari and Firefox also took longer than a day to block the malware. Safari's scores were slightly higher in previous NSS Labs tests, at about 10 percent.