Traditionally Apple has released final version of its desktop operating system with a small delay. The first will allow users to get access to the final Assembly of mobile OSes, and then comes the turn of the macOS. In the case of macOS Mojave cupertinos began to move away from such traditions – the final version of macOS 10.14 was released exactly a week after iOS 12.

Judging by the feedback over the past week users have not encountered any serious problems with the installation of macOS Mojave. In most cases, the update took place as smoothly as possible. Of course, some bugs still pop up. For instance, online complaints can be found in the work of the Bluetooth module and the inability to connect to the computer wireless accessories. However, in most cases, to combat this problem was easy enough to reset the profile. The rest of the system is “stood up” without any problems.

However, some complain of performance issues arising after installation. Users report a slight “freezes” in separate applications. However, such problems do not all.

As mentioned above, since the release of the final version of macOS 10.14 a week has passed, and now it is possible to draw conclusions about whether to install a new operating system. Below we describe a few features that should help to make a choice.

Interface


Last year during the preparation of the High Sierra macOS, Apple has focused primarily on the “hidden” innovation. Externally macOS 10.13 differed little from its predecessor. But cupertinos assured that all the innovations were to make the new system more comfortable and faster. In the case of macOS Mojave the situation is somewhat different. MacOS 10.14 Apple on the contrary has paid increasing attention to the interface. In fact, the most notable innovations made in the new Apple’s desktop operating system, is somehow connected with the appearance of the system.

For example, in macOS 10.14 long-awaited “dark mode“. After activation, the background of most Windows, menus, and other elements of the system will change from light to dark. However, while this applies primarily to standard applications. Programs from third-party developers support the “dark mode” only in rare cases. Of course, the big studios will quickly update their programs. But there are also independent developers, and just not support projects which are unlikely to ever be able to work in the Dark Mode.

To smaller front-end innovations include a new “colour”. If before the arrows, buttons and other active elements of the system can light up only blue and gray, now the palette has expanded several – the choice of the users access as many as eight variants.

Dynamic Wallpapers were also one of the main features of macOS 10.14. Judging by many users, Apple’s desktop operating system drew this “trick”. In this case, the mechanism of the dynamic Wallpaper is not unusual. If desired, users can activate the automatic change pictures on the desktop – after that, the system automatically change the Wallpaper depending on the time of day. So in the morning the screen will display the Mojave desert in the rays of the rising sun, day – of- the dunes bathed in the bright light and night – dark landscape.

On the one hand and the new design theme, and live Wallpaper are very noticeable innovations. Even at the time of the release of the new Apple desktop operating system within WWDC 2018 they aroused considerable interest among users. However, to call these innovations are truly important is hardly worth it.

Purely subjectively: standard theme macOS more convenient in everyday use, and dynamic Wallpaper – virtually invisible during the working day.

Stacks on the desktop

Third-party developers have created special utilities that helped owners of Apple computers are literally one-click to restore order to your desktop. However, in macOS, Mojave immediately introduced a similar tool. Moreover, Apple offered users a very convenient solution.

A new feature called stacks allows you to quickly gather the available desktop files in different types. For example, by pressing just one button can be assembled in a “stack” all screenshots, and other text documents. However, they will not necessarily be grouped by type. Users can set different type of group. For example, to collect files by date last opened, or by creation date.


Nice that the new feature not only groups the files in “stacks”, but also allows you to quickly retrieve them. To do this, simply click on the file group, after which it will open and you can get the desired file. All as simply and intuitively.

Updated and improved Finder

In addition to the front end of innovation when creating macOS Mojave cupertinos have paid attention to the standard applications. In particular, Apple has improved the Finder. First, in the standard file Manager in macOS there is a new viewing mode called Gallery View. He replaced the Cover Flow. In the new regime, focused on photo and video content, users can not only view the thumbnails of files, but also to see a variety of useful information (date created, date modified, size, resolution, metadata, etc.). The owners of Apple computers are free to choose what information is displayed and which are not.

Also in the Finder there are some tools from the tool View. Users can now edit images and videos directly in the file Manager.

It is worth noting that no advanced tools the developers from Cupertino have added. Editing boils down to the ability to rotate and crop the image or video.

New applications

Along with the update some default applications cupertinos also added in macOS Mojave several new programs. However, in Russia, users not all the new items. In particular, the desktop version of Apple application News while you can try to only U.S. residents.

The other three new — “Action“, “Recorder” and “House” — and in other regions.

In General, the new programs are almost complete copies of their counterparts on iOS. In app “Share” users can watch exchange rates, stock market indices and the stock value of individual companies. As in the “Stock” iOS in the desktop version in addition to the various quotations are also displayed, and news. However, to choose the sources of financial news it is impossible – there is such a problem both on iOS and macOS Mojave.

As for the Recorder, it can be considered the most interesting of the three new products. On the one hand the tool offers nothing radically new, and in the Mac App Store there are many third party solutions for voice recording. But on the other hand new branded app can automatically sync your entries via iCloud. Due to this possibility greatly simplifies the process of transferring records between devices.

The app “House” next to the most uninteresting of the three. This is due primarily to the fact that to be a very limited number of users.

New tools to record screen and take screenshots

In macOS, Mojave, new tools for creating screenshots and recording videos. To access them you can use keyboard shortcuts — Cmd+Shift+5. The tools themselves don’t feature anything special.

In the Mac App Store for a long time there are a few tools offering similar functionality. However, with the release of macOS Mojave, users no longer have to use third-party solutions.

With new tools the owners of Apple computers will be able to take screenshots of the entire screen, individual Windows and selected areas, record a video (of the entire screen and a separate area) and “remove” the sound with the internal microphone of the device.

Other innovations

MacOS Mojave kupertinovtsy done enough small innovations. But the most notable of these is the radical renewal of the corporate app store. Now the Mac App Store resembles the iOS App Store for. All the main changes concern only appearance. From the point of view of functionality the Mac App Store, virtually unchanged.

Judging from the appearance of the desktop app store, updating cupertinos tried to bet on those users who come to the Mac App Store in search of something interesting. That is why it has a different editorial selections and articles.

How this approach can be an easy, time will tell. On iOS it is possible to return the interest of users to the App Store and helped to raise the General load applications. It is possible, on macOS, the same will happen. However, given the specificity of the Apple platform and so the average price of apps for mac, the effect of updating the Mac App Store may not be as noticeable.

Another minor innovation made in macOS 10.14, is the updated lock screen disappeared with him the background blur, and the text and the account picture increased in size.

Forgot cupertinos about advanced privacy settings. As in the case with the new mobile operating system, macOS Mojave appeared mechanisms that do not allow third-party services and websites to track and use some custom data. In addition, in the system settings, allowing you to restrict certain apps to access the camera and microphone.

Summary

When working on macOS 10.14 cupertinos tried to create a massive update, which will radically change the platform. Therefore, some users don’t consider macOS Mojave full update. However, the lack of serious and “deep” changes does not mean that the novelty differs little from its predecessor.

macOS Mojave rather brings with it a number of small innovations aimed at the widest audience. Thus if we consider all the innovations in isolation from each other, they do look a little pale. But when the update is already installed, the new features and capabilities of macOS Mojave just start to help in the work.

Take a new display mode in the Finder or the built-in tools for editing images and cropping the video. On the one hand you can do without them, but they are a little easier and speed up the work. In fact, this whole macOS Mojave.

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