I’ve not been on the bandwagon of dunking on the Safari redesign, I didn’t use it in beta and really only since the launch of iOS 15 been using it daily. I’ve been using it on the iPhone mainly due to private relay but on the Mac I have to admit I’m struggling.
My issue is all around tabs. I’ve been using Safari for years and I work in software but I’m constantly making mistakes. It’s unclear what the active tab is and even turning off the colour of the site into the tab bar it’s a visibility nightmare for me.
I’m at the point now where I’m considering switching to Chrome across all of my devices just so that it’s less confusing. I’d rather just carry on using Safari but it’s slowing me down in my day to day use and enjoyment of using the platform right now.