Some of the coolest new features in the upcoming macOS 10.13 High Sierra are in Safari, and you can try them out now without upgrading your entire operating system.
During WWDC 2017, Apple bragged about faster Safari performance, showed off a new block feature for any and all autoplaying videos, and talked about blocking ads from tracking your movements. You can try these features out with Safari Technology Preview. This free download is primarily intended for web developers, who can use the tool to confirm their sites will work on upcoming versions of Safari for macOS and iOS. But it’s also a quick way to try out new features, including those upcoming in macOS High Sierra.
To get started, head to the Reader Mode by default on any website, which is a brand new feature Apple never discussed.
I tried this out, and it’s awesome. You can also enable content blockers on a per-site basis, set a custom zoom for a site, and prevent videos from auto-playing. You can review all of your settings thanks to the new “Websites” section in Safari’s preferences window.
I’m pretty excited about these features. If you’d like to try them out, without upgrading your entire operating system, I suggest you give Safari Technology Preview a spin. I think everyone should ditch Google Chrome for Safari, and these new features only add to that conclusion.
- Published 06/20/17