Safari 6 leads the way for Mac app updates, including Aperture, iPhoto, and iMovie

Mountain Lion isn't the only new software update from Apple. These apps are getting new features and fixes as well.

While you're waiting for OS X Mountain Lion to download, don't forget to update your other Mac apps, including Safari, Aperture, iPhoto, and iMovie.

The Safari update is more substantial, while the other programs are getting a handful of new features and fixes.

Note that, for now at least, Safari 6 is only available on Macs running the new Mountain Lion operating system update. There is currently no upgrade path if you're using Windows or a previous version of OS X. The product page on Apple's Web site says, "The latest version of Safari is available in Mountain Lion. The latest version of Safari for Lion is available through Software Update."

The new app updates, as described by Apple, are listed below:

Safari 6

  • Smart Search Field. Safari now has one field for typing both searches and Web addresses.
  • Offline Reading List. Safari saves entire Web pages in your Reading List so you can catch up on your reading even when you don't have an Internet connection.
  • Do Not Track. Safari can send the Web sites you visit a request not to track you online.
  • Password pane. Manage your saved Web site log-ins with the new Password pane.
  • Baidu. The leading Chinese search engine Baidu is now a built-in option for Chinese users.

iPhoto 9.3.2

  • Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion
  • Sharing options now include Messages and Twitter
  • Includes performance and stability improvements

iMovie 9.0.7

  • Fixes an issue related to third-party QuickTime components that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly
  • Resolves stability issues when previewing MPEG-2 video clips in the Camera Import window
  • Fixes an issue where audio was not included when importing MPEG-2 video clips from a camera

Aperture 3.3.2

  • Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion
  • Addresses issues that could affect performance when entering and exiting Full Screen mode
  • Auto White Balance can now correct color using Skin Tone mode, even when Faces is disabled
  • Projects and albums in the Library Inspector can now be sorted by date in addition to name and kind
  • Includes performance and stability improvements

 

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