Apple has officially announced macOS 13 Ventura with new features focused on security and productivity.
One of the new features in macOS 13 Ventura is Stage Manager. As in iPadOS 16, the function is also used in macOS to group and arrange windows. The organization is automated by the operating system and should enable a quick change between the different tasks, which can each include different windows and apps. For the first time, windows can not only be arranged next to each other as before but also overlap.
With the new macOS Ventura, Apple improves the Spotlight search with so-called Rich Results, which are also available for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 and with which users can perform actions directly from Spotlight. Spotlight indexes app content, including photo content and associated OCR capabilities.
macOS 13 also includes improvements for the Mail app on Mac. Mail app includes new options like undo send, remind me for later, and scheduled sending.
The Continuity feature of the camera now offers the ability to use the iPhone as a Mac webcam by making available options previously impossible on a computer camera. Thanks to the power of Continuity, the Mac can automatically recognize and use the camera of a nearby iPhone without having to unlock it or select anything. And the iPhone can also connect to the Mac wirelessly, giving you even more flexibility.
Apple has also added new features to Safari. So sharing tabs with friends is possible with Shared Tab Groups. Shared tab groups reside in the Safari menu bar and allow users to open websites together.
Safari will adopt the Passkeys feature, where they anticipate a future where passwords are not needed thanks to encryption keys. This feature is part of Apple’s incorporation into the Fido Alliance standard.
macOS 13 Ventura will be available for all supported Macs later this year. A beta version for developers should be available immediately, and public beta testers will receive their first version in July 2022.