On Monday at Apple's WWDC 2021 event we learned a lot about macOS 12, now formally named macOS Monterey. The Mac software update is due out this fall, with a public beta expected in July.
When macOS Monterey does arrive on your Mac, whether as a beta or the full release, Apple has one big theme that dominates its new OS: continuity.
The new macOS Monterey also brings Shortcuts from iOS to Mac. The automation tool is a more straightforward system than the longstanding Automator or AppleScript, both of which continue to be supported.
"This year we're bringing shortcuts to the Mac," announced Craig Federigh. "The Mac is after all, where we turn for so much of our creative work. And now you have automate the everyday stuff to achieve peak productivity."
"With the shortcuts editor, you can easily link together a series of actions to design shortcuts for your specific workflows," he continued. "We'll weave Shortcuts throughout Mac OS, so you can run them no matter what app is open." - Craig Federighi.
There will also be a new "Shared with You" folder on macOS Monterey which will collect all the photos, videos, and other media people share with you on iMessage into one location just like on the new iOS 15.
Airplay to Mac: Speaking of AirDropping, now you can also use iOS and iPad devices to Airplay media directly to your iMac or MacBook running macOS Monterey. This could be a great way to make use of the excellent speakers on the new 24-inch iMac 2021, for example.
Safari on macOS Monterey incorporates privacy and performance features, most notably in its new system for displaying and using tabs.
"We built Safari from the very beginning to provide the best browsing experience on Mac, and it continues to blow the competition out of the water," said Federighi. "Our users are doing more in the browser, than ever before, work, school, shopping, entertainment, and that often leaves them with a lot of tabs, Windows and other distractions."
"We think using the browser should feel natural, and uncluttered," he continued. "So we've reimagined the browsing experience we distilled the toolbar to its essential elements. Tabs are more compact, modern, and lightweight, and there's a completely new way to use tabs with tab groups allow you to easily save and manage your tabs, without cluttering up your tab bar."
Also brought across from the new iOS 15 is Focus. Users can set Focus mode across their devices, which filters out unrelated notifications -- and can respond to other users automatically.
By default, Apple includes various specific Focus modes, such as Work, but users can add and customize their own.
The first developer beta of macOS Monterey is being made available immediately. Public betas will begin in July, and the shipping version will be released in the Fall.
The new macOS Monterey will run on the following models of Mac:
- iMac: late 2015 or later
- iMac Pro
- MacBook Air: early 2015 and later
- MacBook Pro: early 2015 and later
- Mac Pro: late 2013
- Mac mini: late 2014 and later
- MacBook: early 2016 and later
There are certainly other MacOS Monterey features we haven’t covered in this article, do let us know in the comments section below and let us know what your favourite feature is.
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All You Need To Know About MacOS Monterey
👤DREALAYODEJI 📅09-06-2021 17:54
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