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macOS Mojave: A guide for IT leaders

Originally Published:
Aug 2018

macOS Mojave offers security and performance enhancements, as well as new features and applications. This ebook runs through the highlights and business benefits of Apple’s latest desktop operating system.

From the ebook:

In June, at the 2018 WWDC conference in San Jose, CA, Apple leaders unveiled Mojave, version 10.14 of its macOS operating system. The name is an obvious break from the mountainous nomenclature the company has used for the past few years. Apple senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, said in a keynote address that the design was inspired by the desert at night.

For starters, Mojave has a Dark Mode that makes the background of windows and folders dark. This also works with the Xcode developer environment, providing a more pleasant contrast for coding.

Dynamic Desktop is another design aspect of Mojave; it causes the background to change according to what time of day it is.

Organization begins with the desktop as well. A new feature called Desktop Stacks will automatically take any file put on the desktop and drop them into a stack of similar file types—such as images, PDFs, and spreadsheets. For professionals who routinely dump their most-used apps on the desktop, this can keep the home screen from getting too cluttered.

Finder has a new view called gallery, with a large preview at the top and thumbnails at the bottom of a window. This new view will make it easier to sift through and preview PDFs, images, and other files, improving productivity.

The Finder sidebar will support full metadata. New quick actions will also be available in Finder to help automate the creation of work documents and other projects. For example, one suggestion might be to take a group of images and turn them into a PDF. Users can also create their own quick actions, making it easier to automate niche workflows.

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