While everyone was waiting for the release of macOS, Apple also released Safari 10.0 for those Mac users on OS X El Capitan or OS X Yosemite . Apple lists the Safari 10 update as a recommended update, that includes improvements for privacy, compatibility, and security. If you install macOS, you are automatically updated to Safari 10, but those who can’t update (due to the age of their machine) or who choose not to update to macOS at this point can (and probably should) update to Safari 10.
Apple lists the following new features in Safari 10
- 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
In addition to the features, Safari 10 also has a number of security fixes.
- Safari 10 Features and Fixes – Apple