Launched on 16th October 2014, OS X Yosemite brought over a completely refreshed interface, as well as a new way to add your Mac and any of your iOS based devices within the same workflow by easily and effortlessly switching between them while working on the same task.
OS X features iBooks and Maps to the Mac, includes a version of Safari with increased security, enhances multi-display support, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags and delivers new core technologies for breakthrough power efficiency and performance.
OS X Yosemite can be downloaded for free only via the Mac Apple Store and, unlike OSs prior to Mountain Lion, it provides all the system software updates are available through the App Store app (if you do not want to download and install the patches manually).
OS X tries to make switching from one device to the other as efficient and quick as possible by using the iCloud capabilities: you can choose to sync your documents to your iCloud library and then access them anytime by using your Apple ID. You are also able to share documents with your friends within various applications.
In addition, thanks to the newly added Compressed Memory feature, the OS will automatically shrink inactive data in the memory in order to keep the Mac as fast and responsive as possible.
At the same time, OS X also feature very important performance enhancements for Mac systems that come with integrated graphics due to the dynamic video memory allocation and highly optimized OpenCL support and .
Another interesting addition is the iCloud Keychain, a built-in utility designed to help you to securely store various sensitive info like credit card numbers, passwords and miscellaneous banking credentials in the cloud, while also synchronizing this data to any trusted device you choose.
Furthermore, OS X now has interactive notifications, that will enable users to instantly reply to messages and e-mails, respond to FaceTime calls or even to manage e-mail conversations without having to leave the Notification Center.
OS X Yosemite comes with an entirely revamped user interface and a re-designed workflow for people that use both Mac and iOS devices while at work and on the go. Above all that, OS X also has a plethora functions and features that will make your overall Mac experience a lot better.
- A fresh look for your Mac.
- Handoff. Pick up where you left off.
- iPhone calls. Now on your Mac.
- SMS. Those green text messages on your iPhone? They’re now on your Mac, too.
- Instant Hotspot gives you the Internet anywhere.
- AirDrop. Now between Mac and iOS devices, too.
- New Today view in Notification Center.
- Spotlight. Now even brighter.
- Safari is sleeker and smarter.
- New features in Mail.
- Enhancements to Messages.
- iCloud Drive. Any kind of file. On all your devices.
- Family Sharing makes it easy for your family to enjoy your content.