Apple updates Safari with Spotlight searching, tab views, & a new JavaScript compiler

Today, Apple announced a complete redesign of the Safari browser, set to debut with the next major release of OS X, “Yosemite.”

The redesigned browser will ship with a new “tab view” feature, which organizes browser tabs; Spotlight search integration with Google Knowledge Graph-like features; and new sharing functionality.

Here’s a look at the new sharing features:

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In addition, Apple shared that Safari now features a new JavaScript compiler, which is “in a league of its own,” Apple claims.

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Cameron Cardow
Cameron Cardow

Apple loves to show how much faster their stuff is than the competitions. Then it's disappointing when you use it only to find it was a marketing ploy. I like Apple, but I've seen hundreds of those bar charts and they never show the whole story.

Scott Lightner
Scott Lightner

Let us know when Safari can handle a couple dozen open tabs across half a dozen windows.

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker

ugh. if i wanted firefox i would open it.