Funny what Apple does with its Safari web browser. It has a beta application parallel to the official one, which you can download without being a developer, and use it, with the news that will come in the next official version. His name is Safari Technology Preview.
Just released the version 126, which includes the news that we will see in the Safari of macOS Monterey. So this version will be interesting to download and try it, without a doubt.
Apple has released just an hour ago a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser that Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed this “preview” of its web browser so that any user can test the features that can be introduced in future versions of Safari.
The current version of Safari Technology Preview is 126. It is based on the new update of Safari 15 included in macOS Monterey, and as such includes several Safari 15 features. There is a new optimized tab bar with support for groups of tabs to organize them, along with improved support for Safari web extensions.
It includes “Live Text«, Which allows users to select and interact with text in images on the web, but requires the macOS Monterey beta and a Mac M1 installed. There is also Sticky Notes support for adding links and highlights to remind yourself of important information and ideas.
The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the software update mechanism in System Preferences to anyone who has previously downloaded the browser. The full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.
Apple’s goal with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users about its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run alongside the existing Safari browser and, although it is designed for developers, does not require a developer account to download. A good idea, really.