The new macOS Mojave software is now available – it’s a free download that will give your Mac a new look as well as a range of new and exciting features.
With this update, users can manage their desktop more efficiently and find their content faster.
To install macOS Mojave, go to the App Store on your Mac and start the download.
Once this is completed, the installation will begin after a restart.
But before you do that, back up the computer and your important files, just in case.
Here are the main new features of macOS Mojave:
Dark Mode transforms the desktop with darker hues and puts more focus on your content.
You can easily toggle between appearances in Mojave by going to System Preferences > General and choosing Light or Dark appearance.
Saving items to our desktop can create a massive jumble of files that are hard to navigate.
With Mojave a new feature called Stacks helps arrange these files by type, dates and tags.
To open a stack, just click it and its files spread out neatly on the desktop.
You can also scrub through Stacks to flip through thumbnails of the files inside.
On the trackpad, use two fingers to scrub or swipe through thumbnails of files in a stack.
The redesigned Finder now has a Gallery View which lets you to scroll through big previews of your files to visually identify the one you’re looking for.
You can scroll through images, PDFs, presentations, or any other document — helping you find the file by how it looks.
And in the Preview Pane (Command-Shift-P), you can view all the metadata for files and edit them directly in Finder with Quick Actions.
Rotate images, combine files into a single PDF, trim video, and more — all without having to open another app.
Now you can take screenshots — and even screen recordings — with ease.
Use the keyboard shortcut Command-Shift-5 to bring up the new Screenshot utility.
After you take a screenshot, you can click on it to immediately mark it up with text and doodles.
Then send it off in messages or an email. There are also advanced options for choosing where to save your files and whether to include your mouse pointer.
SAFARI TAB ICONS
If you regularly keep lots of tabs open in Safari, you can now enable website icons in tabs – also known as “favicons”.
This way you can identify open tabs at a glance. To enable this go to Safari Preferences, go to Tabs and check Show website icons in tabs.
ADD EMOJIS TO EMAIL
If you want to add a little more humour and personality to your emails it’s easier than ever now in macOS Mojave.
The Mail app now includes a built-in Emoji picker. Open a compose window in Mail and you’ll find the Emoji picker up in the right hand corner.
With macOS Mojave, you can use your iPhone to shoot or scan a nearby object or document and have it automatically appear on your Mac.
Just use the context menu (right click) in Finder, Mail, Messages, Notes, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers to see a new option to Take a Photo or Scan Document right from your iPhone.
There’s a new redesigned App Store in macOS Mojave with new app tabs for Create, Work, Play and Develop.
These highlight new app suggestions curated and brought to you by the Mac App Store editorial team.
For the first time, the apps were used to seeing on our iPhones like News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home are now available on your Mac with macOS Mojave.
With News, you can get all the news that matters to you in one app.
Your favourite topics, channels, and saved stories stay in sync between devices.
And you can enjoy reading articles and viewing accompanying images and video on your larger Mac display.
With macOS Mojave, Safari automatically suggests a strong, secure password whenever you create an account.
It will also tell you if you have reused passwords in the past.
And if you ever need to quickly pull up a password, you can just ask Siri.
Safari has been enhanced to prevent cookies tracking your searches and likes on social across the web.
The Apple browser can now also prevent fingerprinting which makes it harder for sites to track you via your device configuration, fonts and plug-ins.