So as many have reported, written about, and tweeted Apple released a public beta of Safari 4 today. Since I primarily use Safari for web browsing this mattered a lot to me and I was excited to get my hands on it to see what the future holds. Below are some initial impressions.
First, it’s FAST. I mean significantly faster in loading pages. I don’t have facts and numbers, but loading pages is much more smooth and quick.
The new UI is interesting, and in general I’m a fan of it. The subtle changes work in my mind (but to read a more intensive look at the UI check out Sebastiaan’s post at the Cocoia Blog).
Anyway, in general I’m happy with the speed improvements and most of the UI changes and hopefully in future releases of Safari 4 Apple will make it so that a url can be dragged over the “+” icon to create a new tab. That would make a lot of sense to me and frankly seems like something that should be in there now.