When comparing Safari vs Ghost Browser, the Slant community recommends Safari for most people. In the question“What are the best browsers for web development?” Safari is ranked 8th while Ghost Browser is ranked 12th. The most important reason people chose Safari is:
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to [Chrome](http://blog.getbatterybox.com/which-browser-is-the-most-energy-efficient-chrome-vs-safari-vs-firefox/).
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Pro Works elegantly in OSX
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to Chrome.
Pro Extremely fast
Pro Sleek design
– No distraction stuff like favicons in tabs, all that borders, bevels and embosses in panels like in other browsers, no ugly shaped tabs.
– Neat adress bar.
– Good looking start “show all tabs” screen.
Pro iCloud syncing
Tabs, passwords, bookmarks and, history all sync across devices.
Pro Safari uses Webkit, a great open source web engine
Webkit is very light compared to Blink, renders web pages at an incredible speed, great CSS support and is also constantly evolving.
Pro Log into any website with multiple accounts in one window
Pro Projects function removes the need to log in
With the new release (as of Dec 6th 2016), you can save a group of "Sessions" with logins stored to a Project, which you can launch with the click of a button. "Projects" eliminates the need to spend time setting up your workflow every day, so you can get right to work.
Pro Save a set of isolated cookie jars into a project
Pro Color coding for session organization
Different sessions are distinguishable by color for easier organization. You can also rename sessions to fit your needs.
Pro Group your cookie jars
Pro Developer tools for each session
The developer tools work just like Chrome, except that you can separate dev tools by session.
Pro Assign a different proxy to each tab for international sites
Con OSX only
Apple dropped Windows support after Safari 5.
While Safari er is currently available gratis (without monetary charge) on Mac OS X, it is currently not libre (meaning that it does not allow users to view the source code used to create, to modify that code, or to redistribute modifications) and is therefore neither free nor open-source software.
Con Poor support for new web technologies
Safari usually takes its time when it comes to adopting new and useful web technologies meaning that the user gets an inferior experience compared to other modern browsers.
Con Outdated Rendering engine
All other browsers and toolkits (Qt/GTK) have shifted to Googles Blink-fork of KHTML/Webkit so Apple is currently the only main contributor left.
Con Terrible support for open source formats like .VP9 or .ogg
Apple does not support open source formats. Instead, they use H.264 and H.265.
Con No essential tools for web development
Con Doesn't support linux
Supports only windows and mac
Con Closed source
Proprietary software makes it harder to port, study, and do further edge-case testing without breaking terms and possibly getting sued. It even makes it harder to test on multiple OS platforms, some with varying ability for rendering.