The final version of macOS Mojave 10.14 is now available, and it contains many new features and improvements. Let's take a closer look at the best ones.
In case you're wondering, the name 'Mojave' comes from California's Mojave Desert. Apple names system updates after California place names since OS X Mavericks 10.9.
Below are the best macOS Mojave features coming to your MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac mini.
1. Dark mode
Apple has finally added a full-fledged dark mode to macOS. When you activate the mode, not only the theme changes, but also system applications, such as: Mail, Messages and Photos. Apple also gave developers access to the API so they can add dark mode to their programs.
2. Dynamic wallpaper
Along with dark mode, the company added new wallpapers to macOS Mojave that automatically change depending on the time of day.
3. Updated Mac App Store
The Mac App Store was first introduced in 2011 and has hardly changed since then. MacOS Mojave has completely redesigned the program, and now it looks like App Store iOS 11. In addition, a new Overview tab has been added, which will be updated weekly to make it easier for you to find new programs. There are also other new tabs for easy use. Moreover, you will receive helpful tips for the programs you already have installed.
Apple managed to convince Microsoft to add Office programs to Mac App Store. They will appear later this year. Adobe will also add Lightroom CC on Mac App Store.
4. Gallery Mode in Finder
Finder has a new gallery view that makes it easier to browse your photos and videos. In addition, useful data is now displayed in the preview panel, i.e. you can quickly view all the important information about the file.
5. Quick Actions
The Finder also adds Quick Actions, which will allow users to quickly create password-protected PDFs, perform automated actions, and more.
6. Improved Quick Look
The Quick Look program has also been improved, and now you can edit photos from videos, PDF files, etc. directly in it.
7. 'Desktop Stacks' function
Apple added a new Stacks feature to macOS Mojave that will make your busy desktop cleaner. You will be able to sort files by type, date, tags, etc.
If you often have a busy desktop with many icons and files, this feature will make your life easier. It will automatically sort the elements of your desktop so that it always stays neat. This will also make it easier to find the files you want.
8. Program Apple News
MacOS finally has Apple News with a new design and a side menu for quick navigation.
9. Program House
In addition, macOS has added the Home program, in which you can control HomeKit accessories from your computer.
10. Voice recorder
MacOS Mojave adds another application iOS – Voice Recorder. With the program, you can easily and quickly record voice memos that will sync across all your devices via iCloud.
The Stock app has finally been added to macOS. It has a new interface, interactive graphics, etc.
13. Site icons in Safari
Website icons have been available in browsers for over ten years. These are small site icons that appear on tabs. If you are using the Chrome browser, then with the help of these icons it is easy to understand which site is currently open. Previously, the Safari browser on macOS did not support them, but this has changed in macOS Mojave. This is one of the hidden features that is not enabled by default, but you can enable it yourself. Now these are real high-quality icons, and not a variation of them, as in previous versions of the system.
Instructions: How to enable site icons in Safari
14. Unification of platforms
It's important to note that all of these new programs are just application variations iOS. The company has provided developers with a first look at converging platforms. Developers will be able to easily adapt their apps iOS for macOS. So far, the company continues to work on the project, and the programs above are the first testing attempts.
15. FaceTime conferences
In iOS 12 Apple added group calls or FaceTime conferences, and the same feature appeared in macOS Mojave. You can create conferences in which up to 32 users can participate at the same time. Moreover, they will be able to use Animoji, Memoji, stickers, etc.