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  • Last Updated : 02 May, 2022
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Safari is also a web browser used for surfing the internet and it was built by Apple. It was mainly used on the Mac operating system but it can also be used on Windows operating system. Initially, it was released in 2003, just like chrome it is also freeware. It is open source and is written using different programming languages like C++, Swift etc.

Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers as it is used by more than 60 percent of people worldwide on their desktops. It is also freeware means free to use by anybody. A license agreement is also simple and straightforward. It was developed by Google Incorporation and initially, it was released in 2008.


Following is a table of differences between Safari and Google Chrome:



Google Chrome

1. Safari is an open-source web browser. Google Chrome is a free web browser but it is not open source.
2. Safari is energy efficient and consumes less power. Google Chrome consumes more battery of the system.
3. Safari blocks all the data trackers to ensure the privacy of its users. The privacy policies of chrome are good but data trackers are not disabled completely.
4. It can be only used on Apple based operating systems and devices like macOS, iPadOS etc. It can be used on different operating systems like Mac, Windows, Linux etc.
5. It does not allow the integration of third-party plugins. A large number of third party plugins can be integrated easily.
6. Safari has good speed and on some speed test platforms like jetstream, it has beaten the chrome. The speed of chrome is fabulous.
7. It has a fantastic reader mode facility to ease reading. It does not provide good reader mode functionality.
8. The programming languages used for safari development are Swift, Objective C and C++. The programming languages used for chrome development in C++ and Python.
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