updated 09:45 am EST, Tue February 24, 2009
Apple posts Safari 4 beta
Safari's interface has been altered with several new features, such as the Opera-like Top Sites, which displays a visual collection of a user's favorite webpages for rapid selection. Users can now search through the complete text of sites in their browsing history, and view both histories and current bookmarks through the visual medium of Cover Flow.
The software also adopts a new layout scheme called Tabs on Top, which provides more page space by pushing tabs into the title bar, as in Google's Chrome browser. Miscellaneous updates to Safari include an expanded set of debugging tools, smart suggestions in the search and address fields, and automatic detection of phishing or malware sites.
Safari 4 is available in separate versions for Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and Windows XP or Vista.