In our 10-part series on Safari we pointed out some of the key things that make it such a classy browser. In this bonus episode,
Michael "Doctor File Finder" Callahan picks out a few of his favorite features in Safari.
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Hi! This is Mike Callahan, Dr. File Finder and welcome to this bonus episode in our series on Safari.
In this segment, I'm going to look at some of the features that I like the best in working with Safari. Safari is loaded with new and improved features and versions for over a 150 new and improved functions but naturally in working with it, there are a few that stand out. One of them is the top sites function. This is very reminiscent of the speed dial function that was first brought out in the — browser, there's also a speed dial add-on for Firefox and so top sites is an excellent feature because you can put the sites you can use most right here and get to them with just a click, very handy.
Another thing that I really like in Safari 4.0 is the built in zoom, it's very handy to be able to zoom and especially the ability to zoom text only. In many other browsers, you zoom but you zoom the images as well as the text which sometimes make the pages very unwieldy. So, I really like the fact that Safari will let you zoom just the text and not the graphics.
Another cool feature especially being a person who uses the Mac and the PC is the synchronization with MobileMe. It's a great feature to be able to synchronize your bookmarks between your PCs, your Mac and between different browsers. If we look once again at the control panel for MobileMe, you can see here that we can not just sink our bookmarks but we can sink them with Internet Explorer and Safari so we can keep them both in sink.
And another excellent feature in Safari is that I like the way the bookmarks are handled. They make it very easy in this nice clean interface to be able to drag and drop things, look exactly the way you want them, not for laying around. You can move around up here. You can move them around down here. You can add things by simply dragging it and dropping it. Even on to the regular interface you can simply click on the icon at the front of the address bar and drag it to the bookmark icon, drop it, it prompts you for a name you click okay and now you’ll see that it's in our bookmarks.
So, these are the favorite features that I have in Safari, it's extremely secure browser. It's very polished, there's lots of neat features that make it fun to use. I'm Dr. Callahan I hope you’ve enjoyed our 10 part series and this bonus episode because I like to say that’s all there is to it.