Apple at its annual developers conference, WWDC has announced next generation OS X for desktop computing, the OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It starts from where last year OS X 10.9 Mavericks has left with its cleaner and minimal design. This time Apple has focused on continuity.
The design of OS X 10.10 Yosemite is inspired by iOS with flat design, translucent panels, and lack of gradients and textures. App icons are now much more flatter than ever, dock and windows of apps has now sharper corners and it also has new fonts to make your readability more easier.
Just like iOS, apps window can adjust its colors temperature based on user’s selected background, for the first time Apple has introduced dark-mode which dims the entire interface so that you can focus more on your work.
Notification center has got Today view for calendar, reminders, weather, Apple has mentioned that users can add third party widgets to it too. Yosemite also feature iCloud Drive which will sync all your documents stored on your iCloud Drive account, you can browse files in the cloud and organize them into folders and tag them like any other types of files.
Apple has also enhanced its MailDrop and now you can send large attachment files bypassing the attachment limits which most of the email service providers implements. You also will b able to edit images with simple text and arrow overlays.
Apple has integrated its iOS services with its OS X, earlier you was able to access iMessage from iOS and OS X but now Apple has went a step ahead and now you can answer phone from your Mac, and Mac will work as a big speaker, you can dial calls from Mac too.
Apple has also informed that they will be bringing their popular iOS photo app to OS X by early next year, they hadn’t said anything much on this.
Now finally AirDrop is supported between iOS and OS X which allows users to transfer files between iPhone and Mac without any cable connection. OS X 10.10 uses location awareness which means emails which you are composing on iPhone can be continued on Mac. You can also start mobile hotspot directly from your Mac without touching your iPhone.
Apple has said that developers will be able to get this new OS X Yesemite from today itself and other users will get free update this fall.