The new MAC OS X Yosemite was unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2, 2014. The beta version of the next-generation software was available to developers on that same day, with a public launch coming in the form of a free upgrade in the fall of 2014, this is great news. Since the time of unveiling, Apple has released several beta iterations of Yosemite with the current version being Developer Preview 6.
Apple is highlighting a number of changes for OS X Yosemite, here we bring you a list of some of the new features included:
Completely New Design
In OS X Yosemite, Apple sets out to elevate the experience of using a Mac. The entire system was reviewed by Apple and they refined every app. New capabilities were built into every app to facilitate the user experience. The result is a fresh new design maintaining the simplicity and functionalities we all know and love about Macs.
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It includes a new Today View in Notification Center that gives you a quick look at everything you need to know now about upcoming events, reminders, forex, stocks, weather, and much more. Add widgets from the Mac App Store to customize what you want to include in Today View.
Spotlight is better than ever.
It features a new search window and scrollable previews of your results. Spotlight makes it even easier than ever before to find things on your Mac. Now it even finds information from Bing, Wikipedia, Maps, and other sources.
Very Powerful built-in apps
One of the best things about any Mac is that it comes loaded with great, functional and beautifully designed apps you’ll love to use every day. In OS X Yosemite, changes were made to most apps to give you new ways to do some of the things you do most.
Safari’s new features include a slimmed down toolbar that’s accompanied by a “smart search” feature that provides access to favorite sites, much like Safari in iOS 7. Search feature includes Spotlight suggestions from sources like Wikipedia, Bing, Maps, news, and iTunes, along with standard search results.
The Mail app in Yosemite has gained a lot of great new features along with its new design. The new design is cleaner. It includes supports for Markup, which is a feature that allows users to annotate attachments right in the app. For example, a user can sign a document or write a caption on a picture right before sending out the mail.
iCloud Drive is a new fase of iCloud that puts an iCloud folder directly in the Finder just like Dropbox or Google Drive. Any iCloud Drive folder within Finder on Yosemite works like any other folder, allowing users to drag and drop files to it. Additional folders within iCloud Drive can also be created, letting users organize all of their cloud files, again just like Google Drive or Dropbox. All files that have been uploaded to iCloud from various iOS and Mac apps can be found in one account of iCloud Drive.
Mac and iOS – Connected like never before.
If you have a Mac and a iOS device, then you can do incredible things. Use them together, and you can do so much more. Now with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, all your devices work together more harmoniously than ever before. They recognize when they’re near each other, enabling brilliant new features that feel magical and yet make perfect sense.
According to rumors, MAC OS X Yosemite will be released to the general public in late October, following an extended beta testing period.