Apple has revealed its new MacOS Mojave with the company highlighting its new Dark Mode which focuses on user content.
The new Dark Mode transforms a users desktop to a darker colour scheme, putting the focus on user content while controls recede into the background. Users are able to switch between light and dark mode.
Mac apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos have a Dark Mode design.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering says, “macOS Mojave is a major update that introduces powerful new features for a wide range of Mac users, from consumers to pros.
“Dark Mode brings a dramatic new look to macOS that puts your content front and centre, familiar iOS apps come to the Mac for the first time and the redesigned Mac App Store makes finding new apps easier and more enjoyable than ever.”
MacOS will be getting new apps including News, stocks, voice memos and Home.
The desktop is getting stacks which organises files in groups via type. Users can sort stacks based on date or tags.
Finder has a new gallery view where users can skim through files visually. The preview pane shows all of a file’s metadata.
Quick Actions allow users to do things like create and password-protect PDFs and run custom Automator Actions on files right from Finder. Quick Look provides a fast, full-size preview of a file, allowing users to rotate and crop images, mark up PDFs and trim video and audio clips without ever opening an app.
Like iOS 12, there will be the option for group chats in FaceTime.
Other new features include, screenshots with on-screen control for ‘ easy access to every screenshot option and new video recording capabilities’; Continuity Camera allows Mac users to take a picture or scan a document nearby with their iPhone or iPad and have it appear instantly on their Mac; and markup tools integrated into Finder, Quick Look and Screenshots.
During WWDC, a whole new Mac App Store was introduced with a new look and new features including a discover tab that can also be seen on the iPhone/iPad App Store.
The new update will be available this spring for Aussie users.