Apple today announced OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the latest version of its Mac operating system.
OS X El Capitan features new versions of multiple stock apps, including Safari, Mail and Notes, improved Spotlight search with natural language enhancements and contextually aware results, Metal for Mac and other features and refinements that Apple introduced during its WWDC keynote in San Francisco.
A new pinned feature enables users to keep websites listed at the top of Safari, similar to a bookmarks bar. The browser also gains a universal mute feature that allows users to mute a website that is playing music, even with several tabs open.
The new Mail app features enhancements to its full-screen mode, tabs in the compose window, the ability to hide in-progress messages and go back to the main Inbox. There are also new gestures built into Mail for archiving and deleting — simply swipe on the trackpad.
Apple has significantly improved Spotlight search in OS X El Capitan with natural language enhancements and contextually aware search results. “Get Mail from Brian about El Cap,” for example.
Spaces Bar, Split View:
The Space Bar makes it easier than ever to create multiple desktops, giving you more room to work. Split View automatically positions two apps side by side, using every pixel of your Mac display.
El Capitan makes many areas of the OS run faster. Metal, a core graphics technology that gives apps near-direct access to the GPU, comes to El Capitan
OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be available in public beta in July and will publicly launch in the fall as a free software update for supported Macs.