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Safari (web browser)

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Initial releaseJanuary 7, 2003; 21 years ago (2003-01-07)
Stable release(s)
iOS: Safari 17.0

MacOS: Safari 17.0

Windows: Safari 5.1.7

Preview release(s)
MacOS: Safari 17.1

iOS: Safari 17.1

Development statusActive
Written inC++,[1] 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

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.

History[change | change source]

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 2023 for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

Features[change | change source]

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
  • Extension support
  • Profiles
  • Opening webpage with another browser
  • Changing user agent
  • Web Inspector
  • Error console
  • Disable CSS

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "The WebKit Open Source Project". Archived from the original on 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2013-01-01.(subscription required)