macOS Catalina: Everything You Need to Know

macOS Catalina: Just after release of Mojave OS and it’s not been a year, Apple is releasing it’s new OS called macOS Catalina. With lots of improvements and new features added over Mojave OS, Catalina is expected to have next level features.

Just like Mojave OS, Catalina OS is expected to gain popularity among it’s user within short period of time. It’s features are outstanding as it’s slogan says, “The power of Mac. Taken further”. So, what makes macOS Catalina this better than all of it’s previous OS.

Let’s know every features of Catalina OS in this article.

macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina Features

  • MAC’s Power Taken Further: Not only MAC Software but in Catalina you can use iOS apps also without any problems. Easily experience music, TV, and podcasts in three all-new Mac apps. Therefore, you can enjoy your favourite iPad apps on Mac as well.
  • iTunes Updated: iTunes changed the way of experiencing Music, Movie, TV Shows and podcast as well. But again, it is changing with all the new three different dedicated app Music, Apple TV & Apple Podcast.
    • Apple Music: A new and ultimate way to experience Music in Mac is through Apple Music. With around 50 millions songs on playlist you can find the perfect playlist, discover new artists and tracks or even listen to all your collections.
    • Apple TV: Now  you can watch your favourite movies, shows & premium channels with Apple TV. Moreover, pickup your last checkpoint of movie in any devices connected through the same Apple id.
    • Podcasts: Best entertainment, comedy, news, and sports shows numbering 700K are now available on Apple Podcast.
  • App on Mac: Now easily experience your favourite iPad and iPhone app on Mac. They run natively alongside your existing Mac apps. Enjoy a broad range of Mac apps, with everything from education, project management, gaming to banking, travel and entertainment.
    • Asphalt 9 Legends: Gameloft developers finally cracked the way to achieve an almost photo-realistic look through Metal. And on the larger screen, it even looks better.
    • DC Universe: As Netflix, you can easily browse the whole DC Universe right from Mac. The DC Universe library contains shows, movies, and comic books for easier and faster access to it’s users. Even download for offline use or watch in 4K, HDR, and full screen.
    • Fender Play: Use dual screen function to watch tablature in one and video lesson. Also use your Keyboard shortcuts to Play, Pause, Stop and replay your video without loosing focus.
  • Apps Made Intelligent: With AI integration, your favourite and most loved apps have now become more intelligent and beautiful than before. Resulting your everyday tasks easier.
    • Photos: A new Dynamic and Much More immersive look is added to showcase your favourite photos or captured moments of your life. Only find your best pic getting rid of Clutters and duplicates. Also get highlights over special events like Birthday, Anniversaries and Travel trips.
    • Notes: It’s always easier to find and easier to Share with Notes app. Added Gallery view somehow improved looks of Notes apps along with improved search result.
    • Reminders: With all new design, the Reminders app has been re-created. It provides new ways to easily create, organize, and keep track of reminders.
    • Safari: With an updated start page suggestions, you can easily access your Favorite and frequently visited sites.
  • Extend Desktop with iPad: With a new feature, easily slide your favourite app from Mac to iPad just like swiping screen to the projector. This  provides larger space under same platform for more work-space and productivity.
  • Apple Pencil: A whole new idea to gain accuracy in designing work can be achieved with Apple Pencil. You can easily use the Apple Pencil to create a design in Adobe illustrator, edit photos in Affinity Photos and create 3D models using ZBrush.
  • Make Your Mark: Easily get your highlighter in Mac along with Apple Pencil. Moreover, ease your everyday task like drawing and sketching or marking up screenshots and PDFs.
  • Powerful apps – Made even more powerful: Discover all the amazing apps that are compatible with Sidecar, including illustration, photography, and 3D apps. List of Sidecar Apps:
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Affinity Designer
    • Affinity Photo
    • Cinema 4D
    • CorelDRAW
    • DaVinci Resolve
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Maya
    • Motion
    • Painter
    • Principle
    • Sketch
    • Substance Designer
    • Substance Painter
    • ZBrush
  • Screen Time: Get insight into how you’re spending your time with Mac by the help of macOS Catalina. With Screen Time feature you can Monitor usage, schedule downtime, and set limits for both apps and websites across all your devices.
  • Security: In case of security, Apple has always satisfied its users. Along with previous Security features, macOS Catalina will automatically detect those apps or features which try Access your Private Data. And it’ll also inform about such actions.
  • Experience Voice Control: macOS Catalina is getting every possible features out of mac. With Voice Control feature, everyone with voice can easily and accurately use Apple device across all platforms. New tools for users with low vision allow them to zoom a second display or view high-resolution text for items below a cursor.

Release Date of macOS Catalina:

Officially, macOS Catalina is scheduled to release this fall. In the beginning of Summer, we can experience macOS Catalina on our devices.

See if your Mac can run macOS Catalina: 

  • MacBook: 2015 and later
  • iMac: 2012 and later
  • MacBook Air: 2012 and later
  • iMac Pro: 2017 and later (all model)
  • MacBook Pro: 2012 and later
  • Mac Pro: 2013 and later
  • Mac mini: 2012 and later

All the New Features Inside New macOS Catalina:

macOS Catalina gives users powerful ways to do amazing things. So you can create and discover like never before.

  • Music
    • Designed for Apple Music
    • Music Store
    • Now Playing
    • Library
  • TV
    • Library
    • Movies and TV
    • Apple TV channels
    • Home for Apple TV+
    • Watch Now
    • Up Next
    • Kids
    • Apple TV app everywhere
    • Dolby Atmos
  • Podcasts
    • Listen Now
    • Library
    • Browse
    • Search
  • Syncing
    • Media Syncing
    • Back up, update, and restore through the Finder
  • Photos
    • All-new Photos tab
    • Day, month, and year organization
    • Large photo previews
    • Auto-playing Live Photos and videos
    • Personalization
    • Your best shots
    • All Photos
    • Memory movies
  • Notes
    • Gallery view
    • Shared folders
    • View-only collaboration
    • More powerful search
    • New checklist options
  • Reminders
    • All-new design
    • New edit buttons
    • Enhanced Siri intelligence
    • Attachments
    • Tasks and grouped lists
    • Smart Lists
    • Customize list appearance
    • Messages integration
  • Safari
    • Updated start page
    • Weak password warnings
    • PiP from the tab audio button
    • Switch to open tab from the Smart Search field
  • Mail
    • Block sender
    • Unsubscribe
    • Mute Thread
    • Updated classic layout
  • Sidecar
    • Extended desktop
    • Mirrored desktop
    • Wired or wireless
    • Draw and sketch in apps
    • Continuity Markup
    • Continuity Sketch
    • Gestures
    • Sidebar
    • Touch Bar
    • Developer support
  • Screen Time
    • Usage reports
    • Downtime
    • App Limits
    • Combined Limits
    • One More Minute
    • Communication Limits
    • Managed contact list for children
    • Family Sharing
  • Security
    • Dedicated system volume
    • DriverKit and user space system extensions
    • Enhanced Gatekeeper
    • Data protections
    • Activation Lock
  • Approve with Apple Watch
    • View passwords
    • Approving app installations
  • Accessibility
    • Voice Control
    • Accurate dictation
    • Add custom words
    • On-device processing
    • Rich text editing
    • Word and emoji suggestions
    • Seamless transitions from dictation to commands
    • Comprehensive app navigation
    • Navigation commands
    • Names
    • Numbers
    • Grids
    • Hover Text
    • Zoom your second display
    • Simplified tab navigation
    • New Siri voice for VoiceOver and Speech
    • Punctuation in iCloud
    • Additional international braille tables
    • Improved VoiceOver support in Xcode
    • Display color filters
    • Tint your entire display
  • Apple ID Account Information
    • One place for your Apple ID account details
    • Overview and helpful notifications
    • Basic account and security details
    • iCloud settings
    • Media and purchases
    • Family Sharing
    • View all your devices
  • QuickTime Player
    • Picture in Picture (PiP)
    • Enhanced Movie Inspector
    • Open Image Sequence
    • Timecode support
    • Transparent video support
  • Home
    • HomeKit Secure Video
    • Audio in scenes and automations
  • International Features
    • New multilingual setup for macOS
    • New relationship labels in Contacts
    • Cantonese keyboard predictions
    • Improved Japanese predictions
    • New fonts for Indian languages
    • New Indian English Siri voice
    • New dictionaries
  • Other Features
    • iCloud Drive folder sharing
    • Third-party cloud service integration
    • Restore from snapshot

Download macOS Catalina and find More Official Information on Catalina from Apple Official Site.

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