OS X: The Chief Update.

To my delight, Apple just released its next iteration of the ever-evolving OS X. I generally get very excited about the minuscule updates and improvements in software and UI, so today’s release of ‘El Capitan’ was no exception.

So what’s different with El Capitan? The new ‘custom font’ still makes me feel uncomfortable… Apple. But, I understand it’s been hitting the accessibility gym hard. A hiding menu bar, split view, a flat ‘spinning wheel of death’, new Notes app, improved Spotlight, pinning Safari tabs, and maps including transit routes are a few noteworthy changes.

However, my favorite feature has to be Safari’s new ‘Develop’ tools. It has a responsive design mode within Safari that lets you quickly, and easily, test out a page design using different user agent strings, screen sizes, and device types. So neat, I’ll be putting this functionality to the test asap.

 

Anyone loving or loathing the new San Francisco system font?

Sidebar: El Capitan (Spanish for The Captain, The Chief) is a peak in the Yosemite Valley, California; 7,564 feet.