Apple has quietly launched latest version of Safari that is Safari 5. Safari 5 comes with Safari Reader, greater HTML5 support, improved performance, option to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing as the search service powering Safari’s search field and ability to add extensions as on Firefox and Chrome. Apart from all these features Safari 5 also has Smarter Address Field , Tabs Setting Hardware Acceleration for Windows and Improved Web Inspector.
Safari Reader makes it easy to read single and multipage articles on the web by presenting them in a new, scrollable view without any additional content or clutter. When Safari 5 detects an article, users can click on the Reader icon in the Smart Address Field to display the entire article for clear, uninterrupted reading with options to enlarge, print or send via email.
Safari 5 adds more than a dozen powerful HTML5 features that allow web developers to create media-rich experiences, including full screen playback and closed captions for HTML5 video. Other new HTML5 features in Safari 5 include HTML5 Geolocation, HTML5 sectioning elements, HTML5 draggable attribute, HTML5 forms validation, HTML5 Ruby, HTML5 AJAX History, EventSource and WebSocket.
Safari 5 is available for both Mac OS X and Windows as a free download at www.apple.com/safari.