I love the new organization options–the way top sites looks and the idea of cover flow–but it looks like a Google Chrome knock-off.¬† Clearly Safari is more mainstream than Chrome is yet, and I feel like Safari’s users will respond to version 4 positively.¬† But, Mozilla’s Firefox 3.1 is coming soon as well, and I’m interested to compare the browsers.¬† Both will feature new engines for process Java and boast that user speeds will significantly increase.¬† Currently, Mozilla is my browser of choice, but the idea of standardizing looks across all Apple programs (IE Cover Flow in the new Safari) makes it a worthy competitor.
Key New Features
- Top Sites -¬†See you Favourite websites at a glance. Open one with a single click
- Cover Flow -¬†Flip through your site history or bookmarks like you flip through albums in iTunes
- Full History Search -¬†Easily retrieve sites you‚Äôve seen before. Spot the one you want in Cover Flow
- Tabs on Tabs -¬†Manage your tabs elegantly and open a wide window for exploring the web
- Nitro Engine -¬†Wait less. Browse more. Surf the web with the world‚Äôs fastest browser.
- Windows Users Native Look & Feel -¬†Vista and XP users: feel right a home in Safari for Windows
- Developer Tools -¬†Access the best suite of development tools ever included in a browser
- Available Languages -¬†The public beta is available in English only.
Any testers?¬† What are your thoughts?¬† I’ll post again in a couple days with a review.
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