New MacOS Cantalina brings iPad apps to Mac

New MacOS Cantalina brings iPad apps to Mac
Apple's this year's developer conference was full of new service and even product announcements. Not only did we get a new iOS 13, we have a brand new iPadOS, not to even mention the ridiculously expensive cheese grater with an even more ridiculously expensive display.

One of the things that we didn't get to tell you about yet is the new macOS update, which has some interesting improvements and additions as well.

Like many of us have suspected, Apple has been working on unifying the mobile and desktop experience behind the scenes for quite a while. This doesn't yet mean that all the desktop features are going to be found on mobile and vice versa, although some are making their way already to iPadOS.

With iPadOS getting more desktop-like features, naturally Apple brought some mobile experiences to desktop as well.

Thus, macOS 10.15 Catalina is going to allow users to take advantage of iPad apps on their Macs. Apple calls the technology enabling this Project Catalyst.

Project Catalyst lets app developers to easily port iPad apps to macOS without making a completely separate app.

Apple also announced that macOS users will be able to use iPad as a secondary display. The feature called Sidecar lets you for example edit pictures on the Mac using an iPad and Apple Pencil. Apple promised Sidecar support for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Illustrator, and iWork.

Other new features include Safari updates, improved Notes app, Screen Time feature, new Find My app (with both Find Friends and Find My iPhone), and redesigned Photos app.

As expected, Apple also killed iTunes on Mac.




Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 6 Jun 2019 12:34
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  • pmshah

    WTF ? How long did it take Apple to copy one more feature of Chrome OS running Android applications? And then you have the Apple lovers claiming that Apple is the originator !!! What a bunch of losers !!!

    11.6.2019 00:13 #1

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