Apple’s new version of its Mac operating system – Sierra is now available for download while OXS counts its last days. All thanks to macOS.
The free upgrade is available for nearly any Mac from late 2009. It will be available through Mac app store. Some might consider holding off from immediately updating given all the trouble we gone through with the early updates. For those who do wish to change to macOS Sierra, however, here are five new things to be found in it:
1. iCloud drive desktop
Some of us are very organised and store all their files in carefully organised folders. Despite of that, there can’t be any denying to the fact that many just have everything dumped on the desktop, messy and everything in one machine. iCloud Drive desktop can now sync files and folders on the desktop between machines and to iPhones or iPads, everything unorganized will now be accessible through multiple machines.
Sounds quite familiar? The voice assistant from the iPhone and iPad is now on the Mac. Though the faults are rigidly in the same place, so are the features Siri had. How much you use the feature greatly depends on where you work: You’re going to be considered disturbing or cranky if you start chatting with your computer in your work place. It can play music, tell you the weather, find files for you using , set appointments and even check spellings for you.
3. Apple Pay, iOS 10 features
MacOS Sierra, apart from all the Mac features, provides brilliant compatibility with features from iOS 10. Meaning, you can now view videos handled by the Quicktime Player in a floating window, pay for things using your Touch ID sensor on your iPhone on the web, you can send fancy chat things with iOS 10 users in Messages, and even unlock your Mac using an Apple Watch, if you have one. AppleMusic in iTunes now looks alike the iOS version. The Memories feature from the iOS Photos app is now in the MacOS Sierra Photos app. MacOS also stores unused files within iCloud drive to free up space on your Mac by , but how much space it can free up depends on types of files you are taking up your hard drive.
4. Universal clipboard
You can now easily paste something between two Macs or a Mac and iPhone or iPadNow. Just copy something on one machine, paste it on the other and it’s done. It works for text, images and most other things you might copy to the clipboard. Sometimes it can be time-consuming depending on how good your connection is.
5. Everything is in a tab now
The tabbed interface has now come to nearly everything in Mac Sierra. Budgeting apps, Text editors, photos editing, and email, clicking the “Merge All Windows” option under the Window drop down in the status bar merges the windows from one app into one tabbed interface. Not everything supports it immediately, and some that do have half-baked implementations, but still, it remains a great new feature. This concept started by browsers is now rocking it in the new Mac software.