SafariThe best way to see the sites.

The best browser for your Mac is the one that comes with your Mac. Safari is faster and more energy-efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favourites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience. 

Longer battery life and faster performance.

With a blazing-fast JavaScript engine and energy-saving technologies, Safari is a faster, more enjoyable way to explore the web.

Browse longer. Watch more.

Safari is engineered specifically for Mac, so it takes advantage of the powerful technologies built into every one. So compared to Chrome and Firefox, you can browse for up to two hours longer.1

+2 hours

browsing compared to Chrome and Firefox

Faster than Chrome and Firefox.

Browsing with Safari is blazing fast thanks to advanced JavaScript engine optimisations that make websites and web applications feel snappier.

JetStream: JavaScript performance on advanced web applications2

  • Safari 1.2x faster
  • Firefox 1.1x faster
  • Chrome Baseline
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Speedometer: Web application responsiveness3

  • Safari 1.7x faster
  • Chrome 1.1x faster
  • Firefox Baseline
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JSBench: JavaScript performance on popular websites4

  • Safari 6.6x faster
  • Chrome 1.1x faster
  • Firefox Baseline
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Defending your online privacy and security.

Privacy and security aren’t just something you should hope for — they’re something you should expect. That’s why features to help protect your privacy and keep your Mac secure are built into Safari. For example, it’s the only browser to offer DuckDuckGo — a search engine that doesn’t track you — as a built-in option.

Private Browsing windows.

When you use Private Browsing, Safari doesn’t remember the pages you visit, your search history or your AutoFill information. Each tab in a Private Browsing window is isolated from the others, so websites you view in one tab can’t see your cookies from websites in another tab. This helps prevent websites you’re logged in to from tracking you as you browse.

Third-party cookie blocking.

The web pages you visit often leave cookies from third-party websites. These cookies can be used to track where you go on the web, target you with ads or create a profile of your online activities. Safari was the first browser to block these cookies by default. And by default it also prevents third-party websites from leaving data in your cache, local storage or databases.