Safari (web browser)

web browser by Apple
(Redirected from Safari)

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. which can be downloaded free of charge. It also comes with a Mac computer. It is based on the WebKit engine, which is a fork of KDE's KHTML engine.

Initial releaseJanuary 7, 2003; 20 years ago (2003-01-07)
Stable release(s) [±]
macOS11.1 / March 29, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-03-29)
iOS11.1 / March 29, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-03-29)
Preview release(s) [±]
Technology Preview (macOS)Release 55 (11.2)[1] / May 2, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-05-02)
Development statusActive
Written inC++,[2] Objective-C and Swift
Operating systemmacOS
Windows (discontinued, last version: 5.1.7 on May 9, 2012)
EnginesWebKit, Nitro
TypeWeb browser
LicenseFreeware; some components GNU LGPL

History Edit

Apple Inc. replaced the previous default web browser, Internet Explorer, with their Safari many years ago. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, said that it would be released in Jan 2003. Since then, 15 types of Safari have been made. The newest one was made in Sep 2021 for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

Features Edit

Safari has several features. Some are specific to certain operating systems or platforms. Here is a list of some of Safari's features:

  • Email webpage (macOS only)
  • Save webpage
  • Topsites (pages most visited)
  • Support for HTML5
  • Development features
  • Opening webpage with another browser
  • Changing user agent
  • Web Inspector
  • Error console
  • Disable CSS

Notes Edit

  1. "Safari - Downloads - Apple Developer". Downloads for Safari. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. "The WebKit Open Source Project". Archived from the original on 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2013-01-01.(subscription required)