Apple has released the third beta of Safari 10 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Safari 10 has support for new extensions, new bookmark and history views, improvements to Spotlight suggestions, Reader, AutoFill, reopening closed tabs and much more.
If you were already using Safari 10 beta 1 or 2, you can download the update via Mac App Store. Alternatively, you can download the complete DMG file from Apple Developer Center.
Perhaps the best new feature in Safari 10 beta is the ability to reopen as many closed tabs as you want, just like Chrome. Unfortunately, features such as Apple Pay and picture-in-picture video playback will not be available for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite users as they are macOS 10.12 exclusive features for Safari 10.
What’s new in Safari 10 beta for El Capitan and Yosemite
- Safari Extensions
- Development of Safari App Extensions
- New Bookmarks sidebar, including double-click to focus in on a folder
- Redesigned Bookmarks and History views
- Site-specific zoom
- Improved AutoFill from your Contacts card
- Reader improvements
- HTML5 and legacy Plug-ins
- Allow reopening of recently closed tabs
- Spotlight suggestions for Top Hits
- Back closing spawned tabs
- Improved ranking of Frequently Visited Sites
- Web Inspector Timelines Tab
- Debugging using Web Inspector
Other undocumented updates in Safari 10 include support for WebP, which speeds up browsing via image compression. Chrome has been using this since 2013 and it has been found in the latest macOS 10.12 preview. It is yet to be confirmed if it is available in Safari 10 beta for OS X 10.10 and 10.11 too.