The amazing new OS from Apple, Mac OS X Lion has several exciting features like Multi-Touch Gestures, Full-Screen Apps, Mission Control, Mac App Store, Launchpad, Auto Save and Versions, Mail etc. In all there were about 250 new features added to the Mac OS X Lion!
Let’s take a closer look at some of them…
A huge step towards making computing more intuitive and tangible, Multi-Touch Gestures make zooming, full-screen swiping and scrolling much more real and fluid. The amazing gestures include Swipe between full-screen apps, Two-finger scroll, Tap to zoom, Pinch to zoom, Swipe to navigate, Open Launchpad, Show desktop, Look up, App Exposé, Rotate, Three-finger drag, Tap to click etc.
Designed to increase focus and efficiency, the new OS X Lion enables you to use and switch between multiple full-screen apps and also other standard-size apps.
Giving you an overview of all currently running apps on your Mac, Mission Control lets you monitor and switch between several apps, Dashboard, Expose and Spaces with a single click!
Mac App Store
Quite similar to the iPad App Store, the Mac App Store lets you explore the best and latest, free and paid apps directly on your Mac! In addition to a one-step installation to Launchpad, it also keeps track of all purchases and downloads for updates.
Offering one-screen access to all the apps downloaded and/or installed on your Mac, Launchpad lets you sort, group and delete them easily.
It lets you resume your apps where you left off the previous time. This feature is essentially useful for playing audio/video media and reading eBooks!
Auto-Save and Versions
Eliminating the need to keep manually saving your documents, the new Auto-Save feature on Mac OS X Lion prevents data loss in case your Mac crashes or you accidentally shut-down the app.
Versions lets you keep track of changes made in documents so that you can review and revert to the older versions if the need arises.
Another amazing feature, Air-Drop lets you wirelessly share and collaborate with other Mac users without requiring an existing Wi-Fi network or complex modifications of network settings within a comfortable radius of 30-feet!
iCloud-based apps like Mail, Lion Server and Find My Mac let you transcend spatial restrictions by offering up-to-date and universal connectivity between Mac-based devices. Find My Mac lets you intimate the person having your Mac with a custom message so that he/she can return it ASAP. You can do this using any iPod, iPhone or iPad having the Find My iPhone App.
Just to give you guys a heads-up, the Mac OS X Mountain Lion is coming this summer!
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