From the WWDC: Lion Features Roundup
Apple’s Keynote 2011 just ended with loads of awesome stuff unveiled by Apple today. There was Lion, then there was iOS 5 and finally, the much awaited iCloud. Hit the links to get more on them, this post’s for Lion.
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Lion, a major upgrade from it’s predecessor Snow Leopard has learned lots from it’s sister OS iOS. There are 250 number of new features that make the OS one of the best in the market today. (Watch out, Windows 8). Let’s quickly roll through the best of best features…
Feature #1: Price. The upgrade to an Lion is available only for $29! A damning 100 bucks less than it’s past releases.
Feature #2: Great new Mac App Store. It’s built in in Lion. Everything happens from the web now. Automatically. No installers, no CD-ROMs. Even the OS Lion will be available only via the Mac App Store. No CDs!
Feature #3: Resume. Kind of like Hibernation, but more enhanced. Resume lets you come back to apps where you stopped. Regardless you closing the app or closing the OS, the app will come right back where you stopped. Awesome, Right?
Feature #4: Auto Save. Whatever you do, it saves, automatically. No need for the stupid CTRL+S thingy. It’s lovable!
Feature #5: Versions. Kind of what Dropbox does. Versions will save older versions of files. So if you accidentally make an nnwanted change, you know how to get it back.
Feature #6: Air-drop. Like Dropbox, again. Share files wirelessly between computers on your network. No installation. Two-way confirmation. And all data encrypted.
Feature #7: New Mail App. Threads. Faster and smart searches. iOS-like UI. It’s beautiful.
Feature #8: Launcher. Again from the iOS. All your apps at one place. Create folder if you want. Looks great.
Feature #9: Multi-touch gestures. All the multitouch gestures of iOS in your Mac. How nice?
Feature #10: Mission Control. Whatever you’re working on, sometimes you might wanna take a look at everything running on your system, no? This is it. Mission control lets you glance whatever is open, in a great visually delighting way.
Feature #11: Full screen apps. There is nothing you need to see apart from what you’re working on. The apps work in fullscreen all the time, flawlessly.
Feature #12: No menu bar! But your title bar is you menu bar. Click on the title bar for accessing the menu bar option, cool eh?
Besides the mentioned features, tons of other features flow in the all new Lion. There is a new Facetime, new Address Book, Server is bundled etcetera etcetera. Lion is available starting today for developers. July for customers.