Unified Smart Search Field. Get everywhere from here.
Now there’s one simple field for both search terms and web addresses. When you enter a web address, Safari takes you straight to the web page — and even fills in the entire URL. Safari finds what you’re looking for in a faster and smarter way. As you type in the field, Safari stays one step ahead and suggests a Top Hit — the closest match to what you’re looking for. Safari uses pages from your bookmarks and history to find a Top Hit, so you find the right web page fast.
Tab View. A new point of view. Mountain Lion
Tab View gives you the big picture of your browsing. Just pinch to see all your open tabs. Swipe left or right to move between them. And tap a tab to go straight to the website. Multi-Touch makes Tab View a fun and natural way to browse.
iCloud Tabs. Pick up the web wherever you left off. Mountain Lion
iCloud Tabs makes the last websites you had open on your Mac available in Safari on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. So you can go from one device to another without having to search for the web pages you were reading. It happens without syncing. Just click the iCloud Tabs button in the Safari toolbar to see the web pages you last viewed on any device. The URLs are encrypted for privacy. If you don’t want the web pages you view on your Mac to be visible on your other devices, you can turn on Private Browsing.1
Improved performance. It’s power-browsing.
More New Safari Features
Safari takes your privacy seriously. You can turn on Do Not Track, an emerging privacy standard. Ticking this Privacy pane preference sends websites you visit a request not to track you online. Safari also sends a request to websites not to track you when you use Private Browsing.
Safari now stores the content from web pages in your Reading List so you can catch up on your reading even when you don’t have an Internet connection. If an article in your Reading List contains multiple pages, Safari fetches the pages ahead of time so you can read the entire article offline.
Safari makes the web even better for Chinese users. Baidu, the leading Chinese search engine, is now available as a built-in option in the search field. In Mountain Lion, Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese microblogging service, is built into the Share menu. Chinese users can click the Share button and select Sina to share links straight from Safari.