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90+ new changes & features in macOS Mojave

Apple's forthcoming update to the Mac is full of new features to explore. We've taken a deep dive on macOS Mojave, the successor to macOS High Sierra, to find over 90 changes and new features for users.

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In Mojave, the most show-stopping features include Stacks for the desktop, major improvements to Quick Look, a more powerful Finder, beefed up screen captures, Dark Mode, and (coming in 2019) the ability to port iOS apps over to the Mac. For a close focus on these top features, check out our recent hands-on. Then, read on for every change, big and small, in macOS Mojave.



Desktop



  • Stacks

  • Dark Mode

  • Dynamic Desktop


Quick Look



  • Use MarkUp

  • Trim videos

  • Trim audio

  • Rotate/crop images


Finder



  • Gallery view

  • New sidebar

  • Quick Actions

  • Full metadata

  • New "Keep folders on top on desktop" option

  • App recents in dock


Preferences



  • New Accent Color option under General

  • Random screensaver option now a checkbox

  • Removed mouse options for Mission Control shortcuts

  • Software Update section in Preferences

  • New advanced auto update options

  • iCloud News option

  • iCloud Stocks option

  • iCloud Home option

  • Twitter login removed

  • FaceBook login removed

  • Allow platform switching to control your computer under accessibility

  • New Typing tab under Switch Control accessibility

  • Improvements to the international keyboard


Screen Capture



  • New easy-to-use menu

  • New screen recording options

  • Can set timer for video

  • Can show cursor clicks in videos

  • Customize screenshot save location

  • Thumbnail animates to lower corner

  • Share without saving a copy


Continuity Camera



  • Scan photos or documents with your iPhone

  • Take photos from iPhone

  • Insert into folder in Finder

  • Insert right into documents


Group FaceTime



  • Slightly updated UI

  • (Removes + button, switches to all vs missed on top instead of audio/video.


New Apps



  • Redesigned Xcode 10

  • News app is new to macOS

  • Stocks is new app to macOS

  • Voice Memos is new app to macOS

  • Home is new app to macOS

  • HomeKit support on macOS


Siri



  • Siri can now handle HomeKit requests

  • Can find saved passwords

  • Knows about food

  • Knows about celebrities

  • Knows about motorsports


Mac App Store



  • Redesigned Mac App Store

  • New Discover, Create, Work, Play, Develop tabs

  • Editor curation and stories

  • View purchases under Account

  • Removed developer name from purchased apps

  • macOS software updates removed from App Store


Security



  • Mojave requires apps to get your approval before accessing the camera or microphone

  • Enhanced tracking prevention

  • Automatic strong password suggestion

  • Flags passwords frequently used


Safari



  • Favicons in Safari tabs

  • View reused passwords in Safari preferences

  • View password details

  • Easily change password in Safari preferences

  • AirDrop passwords from Safari

  • Bock pop-up windows removed from preferences

  • Plugin Section of Websites in Preferences removed

  • One-time security code AutoFill


Photos



  • Levels and curves swap spots


Books



  • iBooks renamed Apple Books


Mail



  • Emoji picker in Mail

  • Suggested folders

  • Move to button in nav bar


DVD player



  • New Icon

  • 64-bit

  • Re-written in AppKit

  • Supports Touch Bar

  • New UI


System



  • Core ML 2

  • Metal 2

  • UIKit frameworks (2019)

  • UI language parity

  • W3C web driver

  • OpenType-SVG fonts

  • Improved CSS color support

  • APFS for fusion drives and hard drives

  • Faster wake from sleep

  • Automator shortcuts I Touch Bar

  • Redesigned Lock Screen

  • New save panel

  • New open panel



For more on Apple's latest updates, check out our hands-on with over 65 changes in watchOS 5.

Apple's macOS Mojave was revealed at WWDC18 alongside iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

All of Apple's latest updates are set to be released later this fall. Stay connected with AppleInsider as we delve through the releases in the weeks and months to come.

And for a new Mojave-ready Mac, take advantage of some of the best deals ever on Apple hardware, going on now.