Just moments before its unveiling of the much talked Apple iPad Air 2 earlier this afternoon, Craig Federighi, the company's SVP of Software Engineering, updated audience members with an important announcement - the Apple OS X Yosemite is available starting today. A Holy Grail for software developers, the seamless integration of all your “gadgets” have frustrated many since the start of the Personal Computer Age. But with its dominating presences in nearly all of aspect of one's digital life, Apple is able implement Continuity along all of its devices thanks to the iOS 8 and now, the OS X Yosemite. In addition to Continuity, here are just some of the new features on OS X Yosemite. However, the best of all, its absolutely Free to download. Just check the "Software Update" feature on your Mac devices.
New Look With Redesign Icons, Symbols, Typography and Translucent Windows
Streamlined for clarity, the new design offers a sense of depth and personality thanks to the translucent elements. For professional users who need to focus on a few applications only, there is also a “dark mode” which darken other unused elements.
Customizable Notification Center
Similar to that on the iOS devices, Notification Center provides at-a-glance information that you will need, including weather, calendar, stock prices and more. There is a new feature that allows you to add widgets from third-party developer as well, such as latest sports news from ESPN’ SportsCenter.
Faster Spotlight Search Function
Now front and center, Spotlight’s search function is not only faster but look for information outside of localized files like Wikipedia, Bing, and more.
Personalize Your Message With Mail
Need to add your signature to an email message? Or highlight parts of an image before replying? The new Markup feature allows you do that and more. Thanks to Mail Drop, email with large attachments (up to 5GB) can be send without any issues.
Messages Allows You To Stay Connected
Call, text, even leave short Soundbite voice messages, OS X Yosemite seamlessly connect you to various types of communication. It will even transfer you calls and text messages from your iOS devices to your Mac and vice versa.
Instant Hotspot and Handoff
Works with Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar and Contacts, the new Handoff feature lets you switch between all of your Apple devices without losing your work and train of thoughts. In addition, the proximity detector helps you to create Instant Hotspot between your Mac and iPhone. No need of a WiFi dongle anymore.