Wednesday, July 24, 2024

MacOS Sonoma: Top New Features

The release of macOS Sonoma is scheduled for this Tuesday, September 26. The five changes we’ve highlighted here are among the numerous new features and improvements in the free software update for the Mac.

For a comprehensive summary of everything new in macOS Sonoma, in addition to these five improvements, we’ve included the whole release notes below.

Computer widgets

Widgets are now fully interactive like those on the iPhone thanks to macOS Sonoma, which introduces them to the Mac desktop. Even without installing the relevant Mac software, widgets from your iPhone apps may be used automatically.

Gaming Mode

New Game Mode in macOS Sonoma focuses CPU and GPU performance when gaming on Apple silicon Macs. Additionally, gaming Mode lessens input lag for certain Bluetooth-connected gaming controllers and audio lag for AirPods.

Web Applications Dock

Any website may be placed to the Dock as a web app in macOS Sonoma for easy access. Open the website in Safari, go to the File menu, and choose Add to Dock to build a web app. Web applications feature push notifications and have a condensed toolbar.

MacOS Sonama

New wallpapers and screen savers

New aerial screen savers included to macOS Sonoma include slow-motion views of locations all across the globe, including Dubai and Yosemite National Park, and are similar to those seen on Apple TV. Each screen saver may switch to a coordinating desktop background.

Profiles for Safari

With the addition of profiles in the most recent version of Safari, you may segregate your browsing for different purposes, including professional and personal life. Each profile, according to Apple, has its own history, cookies, extensions, Tab Groups, and favorites.

Sonoma for macOS compatibility

The following Macs are compatible with macOS Sonoma:

OS X Sonoma Version Notes

New features in macOS Sonoma increase your creativity and productivity. Discover further ways to customize your Mac by adding beautiful screensavers and desktop widgets. Improve your presence during video chats by presenting your work in a novel manner that keeps you engaged in the discussion. You may arrange your browsing in brand-new ways with the aid of Safari profiles and web applications. Game Mode improves how well you play. Significant changes to Messages, Keyboard, and Accessibility are also included in Sonoma. Additionally, upgrading gives you access to the most recent security and privacy safeguards for Mac.

Screen Saver

When you log in, stunning wallpaper from across the globe transforms into your desktop background – Rotate screensavers by topic, such as landscape, cityscape, underwater, and earth, using the shuffle settings.


iPhone widgets can be added to your Mac when your iPhone is nearby or on the same Wi-Fi network. Interactive widgets let you take actions directly from the widget, such as running a shortcut, pausing media, and more. Widgets can be placed anywhere on the desktop and adapt to the color of your wallpaper while working in apps.

Video Conferencing

When sharing your screen in FaceTime or other third-party video conferencing programs (Mac with Apple hardware), Video Conferencing – Presenter Overlay maintains you in the spotlight.

In video conversations, reactions may be activated with motions and overlay 3D effects like hearts, balloons, confetti, and more around you (Mac with Apple hardware, Continuity Camera with iPhone 12 and later).

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