Finally the much awaited update of the year is here. Yes, we are talking about Mac OS X Yosemite which is now available for the public. In this post you will get to know everything about Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. There is also a how to upgrade section where you can learn how to download OS X Yosemite.
Features of Mac OS X Yosemite
The Design: Yosemite is different and it looks a lot like what iOS 7 or iOS 8 looks on an iPad. Menus font is now smaller and thinner. Dialog boxes are filled with simpler and flatter buttons. Many controls on the top toolbars have been condensed to give more work space. Yosemite has got lighter and thinner looks. A user can see what is behind the title bars and menus, a feature which is also used by windows. The new look is sparse and it gives you much more comfort in finding what you are looking for.
Spotlight: The searching feature known as Spotlight will appear in the center of the screen instead of old position on the upper right. This is done so that the screen can have larger canvas for displaying previews of what it finds. In Mac OS X Yosemite, spotlight searches will now return information from Bing and Wikipedia.
New Today View: The notification area will now have an all new Today view where a user can check his upcoming appointments, reminders, weather, and so on. Interesting thing is that, now this panel is customizable which means a user can install new panels or widgets from other companies.
Safari: The Web browser will gain more screen space due to its redesigned and collapsed toolbar. Opening of a private page is also revamped in the browser.
Mail: An all new feature called Mail Drop is introduced which allows a user to attach attachments up to 5GB. If the recipient also has Yosemite then he will get the attachment directly but if not, he will get a link which will remain active for 30 days. The file can be downloaded from that same link within 30 days.
Family Sharing feature for families: By using this feature, everyone can share things bought from Apple’s online stores. By using Find my iPhone application, any member of the family can see the location of other family member. A feature which will give much powers to the parents.
The Messages app also has been changed in many ways. A conversation involving 3 or more people, can be named. You will be able to see every single photo that’s ever been shared in the entire conversation thread. Screen sharing option is back in Mac OS X Yosemite.
The most amazing feature in Mac OS X Yosemite is that if you own an iPhone and a Mac, then you will get an awesome experience of using them.
Make your Mac your phone: By connecting iPhone and a Mac, you will be able to use this feature. In it, when a call comes in, the Mac will start playing the ringtone and a notice will appear on the Mac screen. You can choose to answer it or decline it and that too even without having to go find your phone. Along with this, you can dial any phone number on the Mac itself. Not only calls, you can use the same feature for sending and receiving messages.
A user can also use the tethering feature from the Mac itself without even touching the phone. You can also transfer half-finished documents between the iPhone and the Mac.
AirDrop will work between Macs and phones. AirDrop is Apple’s own file transfer system. In Mac OS X Yosemite a user will not need any names, passwords, permissions, or setup. He will just have to tap the icon of the nearby Apple machine, and whatever he is trying to send goes wirelessly.
How to download Mac OS X Yosemite?
All Macs that are capable of running OS X Mavericks will be able to update to OS X Yosemite. A user will need at least 2GB RAM, 8GB storage and OS X 10.6.8 or later. Before downloading, make sure Mac is connected to charger and you have a good internet connection.
- Open the Mac App Store and you will see a large advertising for new operating system. If you are not able to find it, you can just click here.
- The file is big in size, 5.6GB, and will take long time to download. After it is downloaded, the Yosemite launcher will launch.
- Just click on the continue button and agree to Apple’s agreement. After that select the hard drive where you would like to install the Yosemite. It will install by itself and you are good to go.
The Air drop feature was limited to iPhone to iPhone and Mac to Mac but with this update it will now work as iPhone to Mac and vice versa. Yosemite will add some of the most useful and innovative feature in the operating system. It has got new looks and new features. It is free of cost, easy to install and has got some amazing feature so it’s definitely worth using.
Update Name: Apple Mac OS X Yosemite.
Download Link: Click here to go to the link.
File Size: 5.6 GB
Release Date: 16th October 2014
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.8 or later