Apple Launches Safari Technology Preview Browser for Developers

Apple Launches Safari Technology Preview Browser for Developers

Apple on Wednesday released a new web browser. Safari Technology Preview is intended for use by developers, to allow them to test and experiment with future web technologies and features.

Apple Launches Safari Technology Preview Browser for Developers

Apple will be updating the Safari Technology preview browser on a bi-weekly basis, and each release will be signed for security. The new browser is available for download from Apple’s developer portal, and updates will be delivered via the Mac App Store.

Preview the latest web technologies. Get a preview of the latest advances in Safari web technologies, including HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Safari Technology Preview includes the most recent version of WebKit, the rendering engine that powers Safari.

Easy to update. You can update Safari Technology Preview right from the Mac App Store. Updates occur every few weeks and include the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit.

Access powerful developer tools. Use the latest version of the powerful Web Inspector and Responsive Design Mode to modify, debug, and optimize your websites.

Provide feedback. Use Bug Reporter to send feedback directly to Apple about issues and enhancement requests. Simply select Report an Issue from the Help menu in Safari Technology Preview.

Run side-by-side with Safari. Safari Technology Preview is a standalone app that works side-by-side with the current version of Safari, so you can continue to use and reference the current release.

Surf seamlessly with iCloud. Safari Technology Preview works with iCloud, so you can access your latest Safari Favorites, bookmarks, and Reading List.

Keep current. The WebKit blog keeps you up-to-date on the latest developments in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

The new browser is a standalone application, meaning it can be installed and used alongside the normal release version of Safari. The Preview supports iCloud, and includes a number of new features for developers who create web apps. Developers can read the technical information here.

Most users of OS X will likely not want to download and use the new technology preview, as it is designed for use by web developers only. The Develop menu is enabled by default, and stability for day-to-day use is not guaranteed.