New features make this browser worth trying out. (Photo : Apple)
Apple's new OS X Mountain Lion has just come out and one of its best new features is the improved Safari 6. Apple's latest version of their internet browser includes a ton of new features designed to make it faster, safer, and streamlined.
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Apple has taken a page out of Google's Chrome browser and consolidated both searches and web addresses into a single entry bar at the top. This is a huge time saver, and while Google's Chrome has the superior Google Instant function, this should make browsing on the Safari 6 far quicker.
Sharing is where the Safari 6 is truly unique. OS X Mountain Lion was built to integrate more iOS (mobile) features into a standard operating system. To mimic the share-crazy atmosphere of smartphones and tablets, Apple has introduced the Share button.
This button will allow you to easily send images, web pages, and other thing interesting enough you think it's worth wasting your colleague or friend's time. This can be done through Apple Mail or Messages and of course through social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, and Flickr.
Safari 6 also comes with increased support for HTML 5 and an advanced content filter system. It also has added privacy checkpoints, allowing the user to block websites from tracking his or her data.
If you're running out of time and have to run somewhere, Safari 6 lets you create an offline reading list. All you have to do is simply save the web pages you are interested in reading, and you can catch up with them even when you're offline. With Mountain Lion's improved connectivity with the iPad and iPhone thanks to more iCloud features, this means you can constantly keep yourself on the same page no matter which device you're using and if you even have internet connectivity.
Safari 6 is a great step forward from Apple. It offers a more social network-friendly atmosphere, and is designed to try and integrate better with other Apple devices. There's no doubt it should be given a shot at the very least, before going back to your old browser.