Apple released macOS Sierra, and updated its in-house browser Safari to version 10 alongside it. If, however, you are a mac user running the latest version of OS X El Capitan or OS X Yosemite, you can go ahead and download the newest version of the browser from the Mac App Store.
Safari version 10 for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan does not include all of the new goodies coming to Safari in macOS Sierra – such as Apple Pay on the web and picture-in-picture videos, but the update does includes the following new features:
- Safari Extensions such as 1Password, Save to Pocket, and DuckDuckGo
- New Bookmarks sidebar, including double-click to focus in on a folder
- Redesigned Bookmarks and History views
- Site-specific zoom: Safari remembers and re-applies your zoom level to websites
- Improved AutoFill from Contacts card
- Reader improvements, including in-line sub-headlines, bylines, and publish dates
- Legacy plug-ins are turned off by default in favor of HTML5 versions of websites
- Allow reopening of recently closed tabs through the History menu, holding the “+” button in the tab bar, and using Shift-Command-T
- When a link opens in a new tab, it is now possible to hit the back button or swipe to close it and go back to the original tab
- Improved ranking of Frequently Visited Sites
- Web Inspector Timelines Tab
- Debugging using Web Inspector
Safari 10 also includes a bunch of security updates, including fixes for six WebKit vulnerabilities and issues related to Reader and Tabs.