“Apple’s latest operating system for Macs, El Capitan, officially launched September 30,” Jill Duffy reports for PC Magazine. “OS X 10.11 doesn’t have as much eye candy as the last few point releases of iOS, but it does come with a few capabilities that will boost productivity, and help you work smarter and more efficiently. There are also some improvements to the search functionality as well that will help disorganized people find what they need.”
“How often do you fiddle with two windows on screen to get them sized just right so that you can easily swap between them while working? You might have a browser open for research while typing in Word, or your Calendar on one side of the screen while responding to emails on the other,” Duffy reports. “Rather than waste time adjusting the windows to take up the right amount of space, El Capitan can quickly snap them into place for you.”
“Mac’s search bar, called Spotlight Search, launches apps, looks up words, and can even do math problems. In El Capitan, it becomes more powerful than that,” Duffy reports. “Natural language search functionality has been added, so you can search for ‘documents about budget,’ ’emails from mom,’ or ‘photos taken last week’ to find what you need faster than before. Natural language search has been added to the search function in Mail and Finder, too.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Spotlight also does sports scores, weather, and stock prices! It’s a lot more useful. We wish it’d show us local showtimes for movies, too. Hopefully that’ll arrive sooner than later, too.