With Apple’s WWDC already well underway and iPhone fever rising, the big news for Safari users on both Mac and Windows is that they can now get their hands on version 5 of Apple’s elegant web browser. Faster than ever and with a new intelligent Reader, Safari 5 looks and works better than ever.
The most significant addition is the new Reader which is accessed by clicking Reader which appears in the URL bar on supported pages or by going to View and then Enter Reader. It isn’t available on all sites but when it is, it allows you to read only the text in an article. It removes distracting ads, pictures and sidebars so that the experience is closer to that of reading a newspaper than before:
There are many other great additions such as the possibility to use Bing as your default search engine in Safari:
And Safari is now far more intelligent at finding bookmarked and cached webpages searching for keywords within pages as you type them in the URL bar.
Give it a test drive and tell us what you think!