macOS Mojave Top New Features: Dark Mode, Dynamic Backgrounds, Stacks and Better ScreenShots

macOS Mojave Top New Features: You Will Love

What is Mojave? According to the Wikipedia, Mojave is a desert in North America, primarily in California and southern Nevada. Apple is moving from mountains to deserts for the naming of the new macOS.

Apple had yesterday introduced the new Mac OS called Mojave which is the successor to the current OSX High Sierra. The Cupertino giant has confirmed that the new update will be available in the fall this year for everyone to use.

At times, the upgrade Apple brings may look superficial to many people, but we all know how shamelessly a lot of things get copied by other companies later on. Ohh… you disagree with me, how about the Notch. Gotcha You !!!

Here are the top features that you may Love in the new macOS Mojave:

Dark Mode

First things first, there is a new Dark mode that helps you focus more on your work and is designed by Apple in a way that it highlights the priority and work areas whereas secondary icons and tabs take the back seat.

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There is support for the dark mode for native Apple apps, and also third-party apps can adapt to this new dark mode. In-Built Apps like Finder, Messages, Keynote, Safari, and Calander can take advantage of this new mode right away.

Personally, I think I will still prefer the more natural native mode from Apple but may switch to the dark mode at night.

Dynamic Desktop Backgrounds 

This is a subtle new addition to the customization of your desktop background which changes the background tone during different times of the day. Say at night the Sand in the below picture is dark and when it is noon, it is bright yellow. The background depicts the mood based on the time of the day.

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Check the above images to see how the image tone changes from dark to light with the passage of time.

Stacks – Manage Your Files on Desktop With One Click

Stacks is a much-needed feature for people who tend to have many files stored on the desktop. This new neat feature in the macOS Mojave helps you organize your files in different stacks based on the type of file, say all PDFs are grouped or all photos or video files are grouped in a stack to make things more organized.

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You can also organize your files by date or even if you wish you can use advanced tags such as client name or other information in the meta-data. You can hover on the stack to see the contents and even can click to see all the files in that stack.

I have always liked the way Windows 10 or even the previous version of the Windows handle the files management and grouping, a much-needed feature for the organization of my video projects finally arrive for the Mac. I can’t be happier.

Screenshots

The native screenshot utility is neat and better than Windows 10; you can press the command+shift+4 to take a screenshot of a specific area or command+shift+5 to capture the full screen.

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But with the new macOS Mojave, it becomes better. The new capture tool comes with an option of not only taking the screenshot as per your wish but also to record the screen and share or save at your desired location.

I still like the light shot tool for taking screenshots a convenient and useful tool that even allows you to write on the screenshots or resize the screenshots with ease. You need to try this tool if not already using.

So, now you don’t require a third-party tool to record your screen. However, I am not sure if it comes with the ability to record a voice-over along with the screen video recording.

Continuity Camera for iPhone and Mac users

This is a unique feature for those who own a Mac as well as iPhone, and it allows you to capture something on your iPhone or even scan a document on the phone and send it directly to your Mac.

You need to insert the photo from the edit Menu on your Mac and Boom… you can access your latest images to embed directly into your emails, Notes or Pages.

Facetime Group Calls

Similar to the iOS 12, the new macOS Mojave comes with support for Facetime group calls that allows up to 32 people to join the video call no matter if the participants are using Mac, iPhone, iPad or even the Apple Watch.

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4 New Apps

Now the Mac users are getting some of the goodies that were earlier available on the iOS alone. There are 4 new Apps that are coming to the macOS Mojave which includes the Apple News (brings all the recent news and updates tailored to your taste), Stocks (helps you track the stock markets with prices and a customized list of your stock investments).

You can record the voice Memos on the Mac for reminders or class lectures or take notes of important thing you want to recall later.

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Lastly, there is Home App that allows you to control home-kit enabled accessories from your Mac such as turning lights off or checking the baby monitor.

Redesigned Mac Store & Improved Security

Apple is redesigning the Mac Store to make it more convenient for the users. It comes with new editorial content to provide you more information about the Apps before installing them. Also, there are improvements in the categorization of Apps making it easy for you to discover the most relevant Apps for particular tasks.

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Lastly, Apple is also improving the security of the Mac OS with new automatic strong passwords as well as enhanced tracking prevention so you can have an online life without websites and bots spying on you.

Thanks for Reading the article, please share with me in the comments, which is your favorite feature?

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