macOS Monterey is known for its groundbreaking features, which exhibit incredible ways of connectivity. It helps its users to accomplish their needs with Mac machines. The new version of FaceTime features lively audio and video calling, with the latest continuity tools like AirPlay complements the Apple devices, ensuring seamless working.
Exuding more intelligent features to surface user information with Live Text and Visual Lookup, automation ease with Shortcuts, Universal Control and SharePlay, the new update brings together an exceptional and effortless user experience.
The all-new macOS Monterey can be purchased a free software update on eligible Mac machines based on Intel or Apple silicon. Introduced in the Cupertino company’s WWDC 2021 event back in June, Monterey emerges as a successor to macOS Big Sur, released last year.
But macOS Monterey doesn’t follow the footsteps of its predecessor and is more focused on tweaking the user experience instead of emphasizing the interface face-lift introduced by its brethren.
macOS Monterey – what’s new?
The new Monterey provides lively audio and video calling through the Facetime feature, with SharePlay offering a new way of connectivity with closed ones – Featuring spatial audio, where the voices can sound more lifelike in calls. With dual-microphone modes – Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum give more user control over the quality of the voices blocking background noise and exuding crystal-clear voices.
Facetime brings a new Portrait mode feature, utilizing the Neural Engine in M1 chip, focusing on the user while blurring the background, with an additional grid view, showing all participants in similar-sized tiles during group Facetime.
SharePlay brings powerful interactivity during Facetime, delivering a sharing experience to users. The feature is compatible with most Apple apps like Apple music and TV+, besides other third-party apps.
With universal control, macOS Monterey brings seamless working to users within Mac and iPad, without the need for additional setup. Users can exploit AirPlay to share their interests directly to Mac’s remarkable Retina Display or play music to the high-fidelity audio system in Mac machines.
The latest Monterey offers Live text, able to read texts in photos, with further Visual Look Up to enable enhanced user experience in scrolling photos. Both the feature leverages on-device machine learning, ensuring user privacy and security.
Introducing Focus update allows filtering notifications based on user preferences and permissions; the status being updated in connected Apple devices and displayed in other supported apps, so others know what the user gets focused on at the moment.
What are its additional features?
With Notes, users can enjoy new ways to stay organized regardless of their present state. Quick Notes allows users to note down quick thoughts or add links. It offers new collaborative tools like Tags for faster organizing and categorizing.
Safari provides overall user control to browsing featuring Tab groups. This sync across all Apple devices, so users can work from anywhere, presenting users with novel ways to experience the web, including a Compact Tab bar for a spacious browsing field with Quick notes to track down recent discoveries.
Safari brings additional privacy protections with Intelligent Tracking Prevention preventing user profiling with IP addresses. Monterey features Shortcuts to maximize user productivity in their preferences, allowing seamless automation anytime and anywhere.
Users can avail of the ability to import the existing Automate workflows into Shortcuts. Shared with you features offer enjoyment with sharing content, with Maps bringing an enhanced immersive experience with the stunning display of Mac. iCloud+ presents new shareable premium features at zero additional cost.
Spatial audio brings a high-fidelity audio experience powered by the M1 chip. Featuring the Mail Privacy protection option, the all-new Monterey exhibits enhanced user protection and privacy options, presenting the new accessibility feature providing more user flexibility. macOS Monterey is available as a free software update, compatible with eligible Mac devices.