The rumor mill was strangely quiet regarding macOS 10.14 ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. But when CEO Tim Cook took the stage Monday, he gave iOS developers the features they’ve always wanted.
Here’s everything that’s coming to the next generation of macOS.
MacOS 10.14 Mojave: Dark Mode
On the visual side, Apple is adding a new Dark Mode that makes your Mac experience a lot easier on the eyes. It’s particularly useful if you spend a lot of time on your computer at night. It also looks great in Xcode for developers.
MacOS 10.14 Mojave: Desktop Stacks
Apple also unveiled a new way to organize your desktop with something called “Stacks.” You can combine all your images, movies, or slideshows under a single icon so they’re easy to find at all times.
MacOS 10.14 Mojave: Finder Gets “Gallery View”
Apple’s built-in Finder app is getting a new Gallery View that makes it easy to flip through images stored on your Mac. You can access it just like you would any other view (grid, list, etc) in macOS.
MacOS 10.14 Mojave: Edit Images From Quick Look
One of my favorite macOS features is the ability to quickly pull up a preview of any image or video by selecting it and tapping the spacebar. With Mojave, you can use that Quick Look view to actually edit those files with Markup.
MacOS 10.14 Mojave: New Screenshotting Tools
Taking screenshots on your Mac has always been easy, but now it’s getting even better. With macOS 10.14, you can use Apple’s built-in screenshotting tool to record video as well. You can even edit the video on the fly as it records by zooming in and out on the image.
MacOS 10.14 Mojave: Apple News for Mac
The popular news-reading app from iOS is coming to your Mac with macOS 10.14. That includes everything you know and love from the current Apple News app, right on your desktop or laptop computer.
MacOS 10.14 Mojave: Security and Privacy
Apple’s making some security improvements to macOS too. To start, security features will be enabled on your Mac by default. Safari will also start blocking third-party trackers (including Facebook), but that means you’ll actually have to use Safari rather than Chrome.