17 responses

  1. Ian
    August 27, 2017

    It’s hard to imagine a scenario where any Windows 10 user would need Safari on Windows but I suppose it exists out there. It would be even harder to imagine anyone wanting to use ancient browsers in modern environments.

    A better solution if you ask me is to use Chrome or Edge and then spoof the User Agent for Safari. As far as testing goes, that should be sufficient.

    Or just get a Mac, and test the web app with Safari in MacOS, iPad, iPhone, via Xcode or what have you.

    • Ikomrad
      December 16, 2017

      >It’s hard to imagine a scenario where any Windows 10 user would need Safari on Windows

      Here’s one. Person uses Mac at home and forced to use Windows 10 at work, and they are looking for a unified browser experience – extensions, bookmarks, autofill , etc. In this case they might want to use Safari on Windows as well as MacOS.

      • Mike
        December 23, 2017

        I think you’re so way off here. How on earth would an old version of Safari give a unified browsing experience?

  2. Howie Isaacks
    August 27, 2017

    Why would anyone want to do this if Safari for Windows is no longer being developed?

  3. Damon
    August 27, 2017


    If you are developing on Windows and don’t have access to a Mac, install MacOS on a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox (or VMWare or any other virtualization host).

    You’ll be using a browser that Mac users are actually using (rather than ancient, unsupported versions which most won’t).

    You’ll have access to modern debugging tools.

    You won’t be second-guessing if something isn’t working due to your code/markup being bad or the ancient version of Safari not supporting modern code/markup.

    Again, there is absolutely no reason to do this. It almost certainly be counter-productive.

    • Dave
      August 28, 2017

      There is no advice contained here, it’s merely offering the possibility of having Safari for Windows if you need it for some reason. An outdated version of Safari Windows is what Apple continues to offer as a download.

      Believe it or not, some people may need it, so that is why Apple probably offers it. There is not advice, advice would be guidance, whereas information is simply a fact. For example, knowledge that a tiger will bite you is not advice to have a tiger bite you, it’s simply information stating a fact that tigers may bite. Or just because you can buy 35lbs of sugar at the grocery store is not advice to do that, it’s simply available. People have free will (for now anyway!).

      As for whether or not you need this, well you probably don’t but you would know better than someone else. Is there no critical thinking skills out there?

      • Damon
        September 2, 2017

        “Is there no critical thinking skills out there?”

        There are, but you seem to be lacking grammatical skills.

        Hint: you can disagree with me (and you made some good points) without getting personal and nasty. It was not necessary.

    • Patrick
      August 28, 2017

      Do your homework, sport. Mac OS can only be run in a virtual environment on Mac OS hardware. It cannot be run on Windows, regardless of the virtualization software.

  4. Harry
    August 28, 2017

    Safari for Windows is the only browser allowed in our company (1000+ employees). Other browsers are not allowed.
    We’re still waiting for an update and we’re sure it will come :-)

  5. Ray
    August 28, 2017

    Has anybody tried this and confirmed the download doesn’t include viruses? The URL looks fishy.

    • Katsudon
      August 28, 2017

      It’s an official Apple CDN URL.

  6. Ogles of Kansas
    August 28, 2017

    I wonder why Apple killed off safari for windows? Lack of interest maybe? It’s pretty good for mac now.

  7. Expobill
    August 28, 2017

    Is there a way to in encrease the cache usage on safari?

  8. arnold
    August 28, 2017

    This is still better than the old version of windows explorer that you can get for macs.

    • Patrick
      August 28, 2017

      I presume you meant Internet Explorer and not Windows Explorer.

  9. Jim
    October 9, 2017

    Here’s one reason :
    A good friend asked me if I could help him with a document he received via email, because he couldn’t open it. I asked him to transfer the whole email to me, and when I got it there was an attached file ending in ‘.webarchive’.
    Now you all know that there’s no Windows application that’s able to open a Mac web-archive with a single web-page in it.
    What would you do if you only had a Windows PC available ? Well, you’d likely as not attempt to open it with Safari, but you don’t have a Mac readily available … so you temporarily install Safari-for-Windows – it’s a lot faster than the installation of a virtual machine (using VirtualBox or VMWare or w.h.y.), then of MacOS.
    Once you’ve finished, you just remove your temporary Safari. QED

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