Download MacOS Mojave Now
Apple has released macOS Mojave (versioned as MacOS 10.14) for all Mac users with a Mojave compatible Mac.
MacOS Mojave includes an all new Dark Mode theme for the general interface, desktop Stacks to help declutter a desktop, new screenshot tools and capabilities, a variety of improvements to Finder, the inclusion of several new apps from the iOS world like Stocks and Voice Memos, a redesigned Mac App Store experience, Dynamic Desktop which slowly changes the wallpaper throughout the day, along with various other new features and refinements.
How to Download MacOS Mojave
Anyone can download MacOS Mojave now for free from the Mac App Store, the software update will install on any computer found on this list of Macs with support for MacOS Mojave, which is basically any Mac built after mid-2012.
The installer is around 5.7 GB to download from the Mac App Store.
When you finish downloading macOS Mojave from the Mac App Store, the installer will launch automatically to try and run the software update. However, you do not need to run the installer right away, so if you want to make a copy of the installer file for use on another Mac or for other purposes it’s a good idea to do that right after downloading (remember, macOS installer applications will delete themselves after successfully running).
If you wish to create a bootable USB installer for macOS Mojave or make a copy of the installer file for backup or for using on other Macs without them having to download the installer, you should immediately quit out of the installer to do so.
It is strongly recommended to backup a Mac before installing any system software update, the easiest way to do so for most Mac users is to setup and use Time Machine for backing up a Mac, which uses an external hard drive to store backups of the Mac and all user data. Failure to perform an adequate backup could result in permanent data loss.
Some features new to macOS Mojave, like Continuity Camera which allows you to use your iOS devices camera to quickly snap photo into a Mac app, require iOS 12 to be installed on the associated iPhone or iPad.
Many Mac users will update to macOS Mojave right away, while some others may wait for a later update to Mojave (for example, a future update like macOS Mojave 10.14.1 or macOS Mojave 10.14.3). If you’re curious about MacOS Mojave but don’t yet want to commit to running it as your full time operating system, you can run macOS Mojave in a virtual machine like Parallels as described here, which allows you to experiment with the latest Mac OS version without impacting your main operating system.
Are you going to download and install macOS Mojave right away? Or are you going to wait to install it later? Share your thoughts, experiences, and opinions in the comments below!