At the WWDC in San Francisco, Apple announced the upcoming OS X El Capitan. The new operating system builds on last year’s Yosemite with improved performance and new features. These are some of the improvements and additions to El Capitan.
The OS now integrates a new system wide font called San Francisco. Apple claims the new typeface is easier to read and looks good on the Retina display.
El Capitan also boasts Metal, Apple’s graphics technology that accelerates Core Animation and Core Graphics to boost system-level rendering by up to 50 percent and efficiency by up to 40 percent.
Mission Control has a cleaner, faster design and even allows to create a new Space by dragging an app window to the top of the screen in the Spaces Bar.
Apple has also added Split View feature that automatically positions two app windows side-by-side in full screen.
Safari now gains some Chrome-like features like Pinned Sites that keeps favourite websites open and active in your tab bar and a new mute button to quickly silence browser audio from any tab.
Mail brings Smart Suggestions that recognises names and events in a Mail message and prompts to add them to the contacts or calendar with a single click.
The new Photos app can add locations to a single image or an entire Moment, and sort albums by date or title.
The OS X is available today to Mac developers whereas normal users will be able to participate in the beta from next month while the final release is slated to be sometime in fall.