At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple launched a new generation of macOS. MacOS Ventura introduces a new Stage Manager tool, as well as changes to Spotlight, Mail, and Safari, as well as other consistency improvements that bring the OS nearer to iOS.
The Stage Manager is a new tool in Ventura that allows you to reorganize and combine your open windows. When you enable the option in Control Center, your screen will be centered on one window, with additional windows displayed in a smaller miniature format to the side.
Users of macOS can utilize their iPhone as a webcam with Continuity Camera. Mac can instantly detect and use the camera on iPhone when it’s close thanks to the Continuity functionality.
Safari now includes a Tab Groups system that lets you see what pages your friends are using in real time, collaborate on bookmark libraries, and start discussions or calls directly from the browser.
Apple has added “Passkeys” to Safari in order to improve security. Passkeys are unique digital keys that reside on the device and are never saved on a web server, and are characterized as the next-generation credentials that are safer than passwords.
Apple said at its keynote that it is expanding its Handoff functionality to FaceTime, allowing you to smoothly switch your FaceTime conversations from your iPhone to your Mac and return.
Spotlight is also improved in macOS Ventura with Rich Results, which will be available on iOS and iPadOS and will allow users to conduct activities directly from Spotlight. Spotlight now includes new apps, like as Photos and Live Text, among others.
New recognition capabilities for the Visual Look Up, Weather, and Clock apps for Mac, accessibility tools such as Live Captions for all multichannel audio and Type to Speak on calls, a redesigned System Preferences app, and new safety tools such as Rapid Security Response are among the other new features.
Metal 3, the latest iteration of the software that underpins gaming activities across Apple products, was also emphasized by Apple. When combined with Apple silicon, “far superior gaming experiences” will be available on Macs, according to the brand.