It's official new macOS Monterey with shortcuts, Universal Control and more

MacOS 12 Monterey has been officially unveiled this afternoon at Apple's WWDC. The Cupertino company adds several interesting novelties in this operating system that we can say is quite "continuous" with respect to the current macOS Big Sur. This is something that we all expected but finally this operating system is called and presented for our beloved Macs.

We will start with the arrival of Shortcuts for Mac. A feature that is obviously inherited from other operating systems and that they try to combine with Automator to make tasks easier for the user on their computers. But What has surprised the most has been the novelty called Universal control, a function that offers us a better integration between the iPad and the Mac by taking the pointer from one place to another when we put these devices aside. But there is more ...

As usual in Apple, the update of the Mac operating system will be totally free for all users that they can install it on them. Apple logically does not charge for any of these updates and this time it will not be an exception either.

Integrate a little more iPadOS and macOS with Universal control

To say that this is the option that has most pleasantly surprised us among the many improvements that the new macOS 12 Monterey adds, this improvement, explained in a simple way, is that of create an extra screen on the iPad when it is kept next to the Mac And all this logically without the need for a cable or some kind of physical connection.

The user only has to touch the trackpad and move the pointer from one side to the other to move from one screen to the other as if by magic. This function also allows you to drag files from one computer to another so if you are editing a video on the iPad Pro you can finish the job on your Mac.

AirPlay to Mac would be another of the improvements implemented in this new operating system sitting today by Apple. With this function, the user can, for example, pass a song that is being played on the iPhone to our Mac with a touch. A very interesting function for users who make the most of AirPlay.

Shortcuts are here to stay on the Mac

This has been another of the functions that have stood out in the presentation of the new operating system. The popular shortcuts app will now be available also for macOS Monterey users offering a lot of possibilities that will come hand in hand with Automator and many other tools from the Cupertino firm.

Besides all this tThey have also made interesting adjustments to Apple's official browser, Safari. This browser is somewhat cleaner in terms of the user interface and now the tabs can be seen in a much clearer way, taking up less space on the screen.

Safari now includes the option to add tabs by groups, which means that you will be able to manage your favorite web pages in a much more precise way. In the example they have shown us an option to put together shopping, work, leisure, etc. web pages in an individual group and the truth is that it seems quite a lot to us good idea for those of us who have many tabs open simultaneously on our Mac.

Changes have also been added in FaceTime, it has improved the function or rather functions of Notes and in short they have given a good facelift to this new version of macOS. We can be satisfied with the changes and they have been added quite a few novelties or rather precise and necessary tweaks have been made in an operating system that is quite stable per se. Logically, this version of macOS 12 will be compatible with all devices that have the new M1 chip and previous models that support macOS Big Sur so you will not have problems installing it on your new Mac.

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