What features do you think or hope Apple will offer in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?

Mac OS X LionSo far, Apple has just given us Mac users a “sneak peek” at just a few of the features coming our way in Mac OS X Lion which will arrive this summer.

• Launchpad. A home for your apps. The Launchpad gives you instant access to your apps — iPad style. Just click the Launchpad icon in your Dock. Your open windows fade away, replaced by an elegant, full-screen display of all the apps on your Mac. It takes just a swipe to see multiple pages of apps, and you can arrange apps any way you like by dragging an app icon to a new location or by grouping apps in folders. Downloaded an app from the App Store? Your new app automatically appears on the Launchpad, ready to blast off.

• Full-screen apps. A better way to enjoy the apps you love. On iPad, every app is displayed full screen, with no distractions, and there’s one easy way to get back to all your other apps. Mac OS X Lion does the same for your desktop. You can bring an app to full screen with one click, switch to another full-screen app with a swipe of the trackpad, and swipe back to the desktop to access your multi-window apps. And systemwide support for full-screen apps makes them bigger and more immersive. So you can concentrate on every detail of your work, or play on a grander scale than ever before.

Mission Control.  Mac command central. Mission Control is a powerful and handy new feature that provides you with a comprehensive view of what’s running on your Mac. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of everything — including Exposé, Spaces, Dashboard, and full-screen apps— all in one place. With a simple swipe gesture, your desktop zooms out to Mission Control. There you can see your open windows grouped by app, thumbnails of your full-screen apps, Dashboard, and even other Spaces, arranged in a unified view. And you can get to anything you see on Mission Control with just one click. Making you the master of all you survey.

What other features do you think or hope Apple will offer in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Cubert.”]

114 Comments

  1. I would like to see more emphasis on video email with smaller files but with good video quality.

    How about faxing via internet

    less emphasis on facebook

    upgraded iWeb

    ITunes name change and integrate it with safari

    1. Faxing? Seriously?

      And iTunes name change would be great (and needed),
      but not integrated with Safari. iTunes is too bloated and Microsoftian (think Outlook vs. iCal/Mail/Address Book) as it is, without adding more functionality to it.

      1. Change the name of iTunes? That’s a horrible idea IMHO.

        Any Marketing 101 class would strongly recommend against changing the name of well established brand.. iTunes is about as well established as it gets, considering it’s the biggest music/media store in the world.

        1. Unless of course you mean something minor like going from “iTunes music store”, to “iTunes media store.” It just still needs to be called iTunes no matter what. Heck, my grandma knows what iTunes is..

      2. yes, faxing . I’m finding some businesses still use it. I couldnt send a fax to someone with my mac, like years ago, cause apple took out the modem. Modem wouldnt help anyway cause i use wireless phones. Apple still has faxpdf as an option in print menu, so they should set something up so people can send fax via the internet. I eventually found a free fax website that has limitations at faxzero.com

        1. Settings>Print & Fax

          You need a phone line for fax. Get a dongle (not sure they are still available) or get a fax/printer at home/work. I have the ability to fax but maybe only do so 1-2 times per year!

    2. iWeb: incorporate some sort of commerce module, so I can have people go to my site and they can click and order my products. Currently a link to CafePress just does not do it!

    3. you have a mental deficiency of some kind, you are just not making sense at all !, every line in your post is wrong.

      1 we are talking about an operating system here !, not vidéo compression

      2 faxing is 80’s, 90’s at most, and is NOT depending on the operating system

      3 facebook ? HUH ? what does that have to do with an OS, or even with an application ? change your bookmarks !

      4 iWeb, an application, not an OS

      5 whatever.

  2. I’d like to see an improved version of Time Machine that knows how to do true incremental backup. If you restore a file, it would be nice if TM was smart enough not to backup the whole file all over.

      1. I second that amen! Lock a version of the file OR directory. LOVE it. I’d like to retain semi-yearly versions of iPhoto so that archived photos don’t disappear forever.

  3. better safari browser (i know not os related) but compared to firefox, safari not good

    – font sizes in the general os and apps, they r too small when using big screens!!!!!, make them customizable, at least windows can

    – not os related – itunes store navigation and browsing, make it you can open new tabs to view selected apps, podcasts, etc… the search / broswing experience not good enough, makes me as an end user feel frustrated sometimes. and yes once again, everything too small on my big screen

    1. but, NONE of what you are saying is OS related !! (ok the font size is, but that’s possible already, and has been since, 1984)

      what a site, brilliant stuff !, i’m going to watch tv. GW Bush is smarter than you.

      1. Come on Martin, you haven’t contributed to the conversation yet, you’re just throwing stones.

        Perhaps you should go watch television, especially if GWB is your barometer for smarts….

        /tangent>

        I’d like to see
         better data integrity,
         higher storage capacities from better disk formatting,
         volume management,
         shake n’ bake RAID,
         snapshots,
         continuous data integrity checking and auto repair of bit rot
         improved sync with Mobile Me,

  4. I’d like an overhaul of the Finder, better yet, a replacement. File management, folder hierarchies copy/paste trash, menu bar, launch pad etc. are so last millennium. You have popularised the paradigms, Apple, now unshackle us again.

  5. I would like to see the ability to change the color scheme of windows. I have very bad eye sight and am always clicking the wrong window border because there is not enough visual contrast between what is in the front and what is behind. This drives me nuts.

    (Windows has had this ability for years and years to customize the system. It is not rocket science!)

  6. Upgrade iWeb

    How about tables???
    Real 2-way blogging.
    easier merge of galleries/web-pages

    iPhoto
    a little control of gallery pages would be nice: ie allow to add some info for a gallery : copyright, name, contact info.

    not rocket science here

  7. Better Open/Save dialogues or a new paradigm all together.

    Somehow… an updated file/folder paradigm or a new one all together. I own a busy large format print shop, and altho I try to keep a good handle on client folders, things get saved in the wrong spot or mislabeled from time to time. I have been reading about an invisible folder structure like iTunes and iphoto use, not sure if it’s possible for a shop like ours with thousands of job folders, but i’d be willing to look!

    Also, more easily accessible power from spotlight. I use the “name” kind:folder kind of searches, but i know theres so much more i could do if the possibilities were clearer.

    1. Your Spotlight comment reminded me of another one I’ve been wishing for – a completely overhauled Spotlight UI. The changes they made from Leopard to Snow Leopard sucked! Spotlight has sooo much potential to rock!

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