I may be in the minority on this one, but I generally like the new Safari across iPad OS, iOS, and macOS. The tab interface isn't good on macOS or iPad OS, but the sidebar and tab groups that sync across devices is amazing. I'd like to see tabs moved to the sidebar as well!
@cleverdevil I've been a big fan of Safari since forever, but the only thing that would improve Safari 15 on macOS is to revert it, in its entirety, to Safari 14 on macOS. 😘.. The thing that finally fixed it for me was to switch to Vivaldi (that's how much I hate Safari 15).
@jack I see that a lot. Is it just the tab interface change? Or is there something else you don't like?
I am not a fan of the new tab style either, but I think that they'll backpedal on it over time. The sidebar, tab groups, and other changes make it overall a win for me.
I concur. The iPhone is the spot that I have had the most difficulty adapting, but it makes complete sense. I just need to retrain my muscle memory. The tab interface definitely sucks though. I think people are focused exclusively on that rather than seeing the other benefits.
@jack totally fair. The first iteration was hot garbage. For me, tab groups made a massive improvement. I have many tabs across many projects / threads. I can now be more organized. I have replaced my Reading List use with a tab group called "Inbox" for example.
@jack if I'm out with my phone and I see a link on Twitter that I want to review, I can toss it into the "Inbox" group, or file it directly into the relevant group if I have time. I move between my MacBook Pro and my iPad Pro throughout the day, and now my browsing is in sync.
@cleverdevil I agree! On iOS it's fantastic; I'm still replacing the muscle memory of having the tab bar at the bottom, but it really does help make pages feel app-like. iPadOS is waiting until I get a Pro next week. On macOS I switched back to the Separate Tabs, but I genuinely love the window chrome adapting to the page color. It brings a vibrancy to pages that I wasn't expecting
@tcannonfodder @cleverdevil I actually really enjoy the bottom tab bar on iOS, to the point where I wish it was on iPadOS too for when I’m using it in tablet mode so I don’t have to reach up to the address bar. Agreed about the vibrancy of the colour shifting, though who knows if at some point I’ll choose to disable it if it becomes distracting.
I really like the idea of having a tab group inbox to throw things in for later. Gonna have to steal this one… 😉
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