MacOS Ventura Unveiled: Features & Screenshots
Apple has announced the next generation MacOS operating system, and they’re calling it MacOS Ventura.
MacOS Ventura includes a variety of new productivity features, refinements, and capabilities that seem to be aimed at remote working.
A new Stage Manager feature makes it easier to switch between apps and windows while staying focused, by grouping windows on the left side of the screen.
Continuity Camera now allows you to use an iPhone as a webcam on the Mac, including support for iPhone photos features like portrait mode, center stage, and studio lighting. You can also use the iPhone ultra-wide camera to use a feature called Desk View which allows the display of a users desk surface as well as the users face.
Other new features in macOS Ventura include the ability to handoff FaceTime calls, improvements to Safari, and the ability to share Safari tabs with someone else.
The Mail app also gets some new features, including the ability to schedule emails, and to cancel emails after sending them.
Messages app gains the ability to edit or undo recently sent messages, mark messages as unread, and to recover accidentally deleted messages. These features are also available in Messages app for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
Spotlight in macOS Ventura also gains some new search features including the ability to find photos in your photos album, to search for things across the web, and to search for images by text that is inside the image itself. Spotlight also gains the ability to run tasks directly from Spotlight, like creating new documents, or running shortcuts.
Additionally, macOS System Preferences has been renamed to System Settings and features a redesign to more closely match iOS and iPadOS.
The first beta version of macOS Ventura will become available today on June 6 for developers, and a public beta will be released next month to anyone interested in testing it out.