WWDC 2018: Apple Announces MacOS Mojave with Dark Mode

The latest version of MacOS has an aurally-pleasing name in keeping with the other version's themes. 

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The latest addition to the lineup of MacOS software has finally been announced. Welcome to MacOS Mojave, which will finally feature Dark Mode to keep things down a few notches. 

The major update will include Dark Mode, which will let you change things with a "dramatic" dark look for the system that focuses on user content.You can toggle between light and dark destops, with Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar, and Photos all getting their own special Dark Mode designs. There's also a new Dynamic Desktop mode that will allow you to automatically swap between the desktop image you're using to match what time of day it is.  

In addition, the new Stacks feature will help you keep your desktop less messy, stacking things up into groups so you can find things a lot easier. Stacks can sort based on file type, date, tags, and more, or if you're interested in sifting through your files in a visual manner, with an all-new Gallery View. There's also a new Preview Pane to show off each file's metadata, which should help you do manage things in a much quicker manner. 

Further, apps like News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home will now be available on the Mac for the very first time. You can even use FaceTime's group calling while at home on your Mac, as the App Store gets a full redesign with editorial content and apps from top developers around the world, including Microsoft and Adobe.

“macOS Mojave is a major update that introduces powerful new features for a wide range of Mac users, from consumers to pros,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Dark Mode brings a dramatic new look to macOS that puts your content front and center, familiar iOS apps come to the Mac for the first time and the redesigned Mac App Store makes finding new apps easier and more enjoyable than ever.” 

Group FaceTime should make it a lot simpler to chat with multiple people at once, as you can simply add participants at any time, even allowing them to join later via video or audio from iPhone, iPad, or Mac, as well as FaceTime audio from their Apple Watch.

It seems as though Mojave is certainly one update to watch, especially if you typically use your Mac more than your other Apple devices. It wil be available to Apple Developer Program members today, with a public beta program available to everyone later this June, with signups here. It'll release in full later this fall. 

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