Finally, the silence can be broken! I've been using the Yosemite beta since July, and now that the final version is out, everyone can get their Mac a brand new shiny OS update! (Everyone on 10.6.8 or later, that is.)
I'm pleased to report no problems at all have been experienced by yours truly. iCloud Drive is a dream. The new Mail app with Markup makes annotations on files so simple to share with others. The evolution of thd interface seems natural and is not jarring at all. New Spotlight, with its increased search tools extending to the web, makes finding anything a snap. (One complaint: I've loved using Spotlight as a calculator for years. But since it now occupies the middle of the screen, that is hard to do when the numbers for my calculations are on the screen in a document. Oh well.)
Handoff and Continuity are the two big features I've been waiting for. iOS 8.1 drops on Monday; you'll need it to gain the maximum increased interaction between iOS and Mac devices.
I'll be writing a few short blurbs on cool new things in Yosemite as I discover them and discover their application to my workflow. For now, go forth and fearlessly update. The future is bright with this latest OS X release.
- Ronald C. Schoedel III
Ronald C. Schoedel III is an attorney, former broadcaster, student of Welsh, and Sinophile. He has lived in Alaska, Wales, and China (Hong Kong specifically), and presently calls Utah home. He has been teaching and training Mac users for nearly a decade, and started blogging as a software reviewer in 2004.