Apple Safari

Apple Safari
  • Company Apple
  • Version 12
  • Platforms
  • License Bundled
  • Category Internet
1.9 / 5 (82 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Default macOS and iOS web browser
  • Up-to-date web browsing across iCloud-enabled devices
  • Developer-friendly
  • Web page sharing
  • Reader web page view
  • Private Browsing
  • Favorites bar

2. Software Overview

Apple Safari is a web browser developed by Apple and the default browser for macOS (OS X) and iOS operating systems. It was developed for Windows until version 5.1.7 but then discontinued.

Safari allows you to perform many of the standard functions included with popular web browsers, such as tabs, built-in spell checking, bookmarks, private browsing, web page history, and password management. By default, Safari offers a minimalistic design, but you can customize it by choosing what appears in the toolbar, showing the favorites bar, showing the sidebar, and more. One of the more convenient functions of Safari’s toolbar is the Share button, which allows you to quickly share your webpage through email, Messages, AirDrop, or social sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Safari also uses iCloud to enable seamless browsing across all your devices. You can access browsing history from your other iCloud enabled devices and if you change your bookmarks on one of your devices, the change will be updated for all of your other devices. For developers, Safari offers the Web Inspector, Snippet Editor, and Extension Builder tools that allow you to examine source code, edit snippets, and build and mange your browser extensions.

Safari is a good, but not great option for macOS users. It looks nice, offers standard browsing capabilities, and features helpful toolbar functions. If you are looking for a clean web browser that provides seamless browsing between your iCloud devices, go with Apple Safari, otherwise use Chrome or Firefox.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.WEBARCHIVE - Safari Web Archive
Other file extensions used by Apple Safari:
# File Extension Name
1 .$$$ Temporary File
2 .ATOM Atom Syndication Format
3 .BINARYCOOKIES Safari Cookies File
4 .CER Internet Security Certificate
5 .CPC CPC Compressed Image File
6 .CRT Security Certificate
7 .DBM ColdFusion Server File
8 .DER DER Certificate File
9 .GIF Graphical Interchange Format File
10 .INETLOC Internet Location
11 .JP2 JPEG 2000 Core Image File
12 .JPG JPEG Image
13 .JPX JPEG 2000 Image File
14 .JSP Java Server Page
15 .LOCALSTORAGE WebKit Local Storage Data File
16 .NEW New G-Suite File
17 .ODC Office Data Connection File
18 .ODTTF Obfuscated OpenType Font
19 .PAC Proxy Auto-Config File
20 .PART Partially Downloaded File
21 .PDB Protein Data Bank File
22 .PDF Portable Document Format File
23 .PJPG Progressive JPEG Image
24 .PLTSUITE Safari Page Load Test Suite File
25 .PLUGIN Mac OS X Plugin
26 .PNG Portable Network Graphic
27 .REALITY Reality 3D Scene Format
28 .RMT Router Firmware File
29 .SAFARIEXTZ Apple Safari Extension Package
30 .SEAM Seam Framework Java Servlet File
31 .SHTM HTML Server Side Include File
32 .SK Safari History Index File
33 .URL Internet Shortcut
34 .USDZ Universal Scene Description Zipped Format
35 .VTT Web Video Text Tracks File
36 .WASM WebAssembly Binary File
37 .WEBARCHIVE Safari Web Archive
38 .WEBBOOKMARK Safari Web Bookmark File
39 .WEBHISTORY Safari Web History File
40 .WEBLOC macOS Website Location
41 .WML Wireless Markup Language File
42 .XBL Extensible Binding Language File
43 .XHTM Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document
44 .XHTML Extensible Hypertext Markup Language File
45 .XPS XML Paper Specification File
46 .ZUL ZK User Interface File

Updated: May 4, 2019

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