- Running lots of apps at the same time is one of the great things about using a Mac.
Focusing on just one app in full-screen view is another. With Split View, you get the best of both. It automatically fills your screen with the two
apps you choose. So you can make dinner plans with a friend in Messages while finding the restaurant in Maps. Or work on a document in Pages while
doing your research in Safari. All without the distraction of your other open apps, and without having to manually resize and drag windows around. And
your desktop is always just a swipe away, so it’s easy to get back to everything else you were doing.
- A streamlined Mission Control makes it easier to see and organize everything you have open on your Mac. With a
single swipe, all the windows on your desktop arrange themselves in a single layer, with nothing stacked or hidden. Mission Control places your
windows in the same relative location, so you can spot the one you’re looking for more quickly. And when you have lots of windows competing for real
estate, it’s now even simpler to make more room for them. Just drag any window to the top of your screen, and it into a new desktop space. It’s
never been this easy to spread out your work.
Call out your cursor
- Lost your cursor on your crowded desktop? Just shake your finger back and forth on the trackpad or give your
mouse a shake, and the cursor gets bigger so it’s easy to spot.
- Even more versatile. And helpful
- Spotlight gets even smarter in El Capitan, delivering results
for weather, sports, stocks, web video, and transit information. And now you can ask Spotlight to find a file using natural language — so when
you’re looking for something, just type it the way you’d say it.1 Spotlight is also more flexible: You can resize its window to see more results
and move it anywhere on your desktop.
Search results from more sources.
Spotlight now searches even more places to give you more useful results. Check up on the
latest stock prices, weather conditions and forecasts for your current location or cities around the world, and sports scores, schedules, standings,
and athlete information. You can even search for web videos.
Ask in your own words.
Searching for files has never been easier now that Spotlight understands natural language.1 For
example, type “email from Harrison in April” and Spotlight shows you email messages that match. You can also use more complex searches, like
“presentation I worked on yesterday that contains budget,” and you’ll get just what you’re looking for. You can search with your own words in
Mail and Finder, too.
- Look what just landed in your inbox.
Improved full-screen support and swipe gestures in Mail let you
make quick work of your correspondence. OS X even helps you manage your calendar and keep your contacts up to date, right from your inbox.
Work more easily in full screen.
The enhanced full-screen view in Mail lets you juggle all your email conversations at the
same time. The email message you’re composing now slides to the bottom of the screen, so you can access your inbox — perfect for copying text or
attachments between messages. And if you’re managing multiple email threads, you can switch between them with easy-to-use tabs.
Add suggested events.
When you receive an email containing details for an event like a flight or a dinner reservation, or even
a suggestion like “Let’s have drinks at 5,” you can add it to Calendar with just a click.
Add suggested contacts.
When you exchange email with people who are not in your contacts, Mail lets you add them with a single
click.3 It even lets you know when the email address for one of your contacts has changed.
Swipe to manage your inbox.
Now you can take care of your email with a swipe, just like on your iOS devices. Need to triage
your inbox? Swipe right to mark an email as read or unread, or swipe left to delete. You’ll be focused on what’s important in no time.
- Collect more than just your thoughts.
The powerful new Notes app is more than a great way to jot down
a quick thought and keep track of it for later. Now you can turn a list into a checklist in a snap. Or easily add a photo, video, URL, or map location
to a note. And thanks to iCloud, all your notes and everything in them are kept up to date across all your devices. So you can a note on your Mac and
check it on your iPhone when you’re out and about.
- More things to do, places to go, and people to see.
Give your photos a more personal touch with
third-party editing tools. And with enhanced organization tools and faster performance, the Photos app gets even better.
New editing extensions let you go further with your photos.
OS X El Capitan supports third-party tools that will be available
from the Mac App Store and accessible right in the Photos app. Use multiple editing extensions from your favorite developers on a single photo, or use
a mix of extensions and the editing tools built into Photos. From adding subtle filters to using beautiful texture effects, you can take your photo
editing to a whole new level.
- The smartest way to surf. With new tools built in.
With OS X El Capitan, the best browser for your
Mac brings new tools for better surfing. Now Safari lets you keep favorite websites open and accessible with Pinned Sites. You can quickly mute audio
without hunting for the tab it’s coming from. And use AirPlay to stream video from a web page to your HDTV.
Pinned Sites keep your favorite websites handy.
Keep websites you visit often — like your webmail, Facebook page, or Twitter
feed — open, up to date, and easily accessible by pinning them. They'll stay active in the background, and they'll stay put on the left
side of your tab bar.
Use AirPlay to share web video without sharing your whole screen.
Play video from a web page to your TV with Apple TV — without
showing everything else on your desktop. Just click the AirPlay icon that appears on compatible web videos and you can watch your video on the big
Easily tune out a tab.
Want to stop the music without hunting for the tab it’s coming from? Now you can mute it right from
the Smart Search field. If you’re listening to audio in one tab and another website starts to play, you can mute the one you don’t want to hear.
And if what you really want is silence, you can mute all audio from your browser, too.
- Now arriving. Public transit info.
If you get around by train or bus, you can now get around more
easily in select cities around the world thanks to Maps. You’ll find everything you need to go from point A to point B, including built-in public
transportation maps, directions, and schedules.
Choose a destination in Transit view and Maps offers you the best routes, with detailed walking, subway, train,
bus, and ferry directions. See routes for complex trips, such as linking a bus ride to a subway ride via a two-block walk. You can also plan your trip
according to when you want to leave or when you need to arrive.
Get directions on your Mac. Read them on the go.
Plan your route on your Mac, then send it to your iPhone with just a few
clicks for stop-by-stop directions when you’re out and about.
Improved Language Support
- Mac becomes even more fluent.
New system fonts and improved input methods make
Chinese and Japanese text more beautiful to read and easier to write on a Mac.
- Mac be nimble.
In OS X El Capitan we’ve made all kinds of things run faster — like
accessing email and launching or switching between apps. It’s these little things that make your Mac feel faster and more responsive. And we’ve
brought Metal to Mac, so you experience more fluid performance in games, high-performance apps, and key system-level graphics operations.
Pushing pixels to the Metal.
Metal is a new graphics core technology that gives games and apps near-direct access to the
graphics processor on your Mac, delivering enhanced performance and a richer graphical experience. Metal speeds system-level graphics rendering by up
to 50 percent,4 as well as making it up to 40 percent more efficient.5 Metal allows the main processor and graphics processor to work more effectively
together, boosting high-performance apps. And Metal is designed to be great for games, improving draw call performance by up to 10x and paving thae
way for new levels of realism and detail.
Now things you do every day — like launching and switching apps, opening PDFs, and accessing email
— are faster and snappier. OS X El Capitan makes your Mac feel more fluid and responsive.
UP TO 1.4x FASTER APP LAUNCH7
UP TO 2x FASTER APP SWITCHING7
UP TO 2x FASTER DISPLAY OF FIRST MAIL MESSAGES7
UP TO 4x FASTER PDF OPENING IN PREVIEW7