The next macOS update was just announced at WWDC 2018, and it’s called macOS Mojave. Unlike High Sierra, Mojave offers more new features, and some of them are pretty darn interesting.
Dark Mode is perhaps my personal favourite new feature coming to Mojave. Essentially, the mode darkens the whole user interface, including the window, taskbar, and dock. While Dark Mode doesn’t exactly do anything beyond changing the appearance of the desktop, it does add a fresh new look to macOS.
Speaking of new look, macOS Mojave also adds Dynamic Desktop. Depending on what time of day it is, the desktop wallpaper will change accordingly. It’s a small thing to note, yes, but it’s certainly a very neat feature. The Mojave wallpapers look great too.
And then there’s Stacks, which…arranges your desktop items to stacks. You can either categorise them according to types of files, date, or even tag. For those who are either too busy – or lazy – to arrange your desktop, Stacks should be a godsend.
Next is the redesigned Mac App Store, which appears to take a few cues from the iOS store. There are now editorial content on the store’s home page, and it sports a new design too. While we’re in the topic of apps, Apple also revealed something for the future: the Cupertino company will let developers port iOS apps to macOS in 2019.
Given the sheer prominence of iOS apps in comparison to those on macOS, this cross-platform porting should give the Mac App Store a much needed boost.
macOS Mojave can now be downloaded as a developer preview; the public beta will be available for download later this month in late June. Much like iOS 12, Mojave will be released as a free software update sometime in fall 2018.