OS X Mountain Lion brings the iOS features back to the Mac OS X. The best features from the iPhone and iPad are now coming to your OS X.
Mountain Lion comes with several new apps that will seem quite familiar to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Reminders, Notes, and Game Center have all made the move to the Mac.
Summary of the Features in OS X Mountain Lion:
The good old iOS 5.x Reminders app is now on OS X Mountain Lion. With reminders app, you can set a reminder date, change priorities, shuttle information within lists, and sort tasks by date. Of course they sync across devices.
Same note taking app now spans all OSes OS X and iOS alike.
Notes on OS X Mountain Lion has flexible formatting choices, and also allows you to insert inline images and links. It syncs with iCloud, Gmail, yahoo, etc.
Messages replaces iChat with extended features, it lets you send and receive messages between iOS devices and other OS X Mountain Lion. It also works on 10.7.3 today.
6. Twitter Integration
Like iOS, Apple has integrated Twitter into OS X Mountain Lion. This integration would enable users to tweet links, photos, and content from the share button built into Apple’s Safari, Notes, Reminders, Photo Booth, and iPhone apps, and from third-party apps that update to support the integration.
Android and iOS 5.x lovers get the same unified notifications system.
Its a perfect replacement for the Growl, the most popular notification system so far on OS X, Linux. The notifications are said to only appear on screen for a brief time to minimize.
4. Share Sheets
Android’s Share intents are beginning to show magic in OS X. With Share Sheets, users would be able to share info with apps that understand how to handle that info. E.g. you can post images to Flickr, send videos to Vimeo or share Web pages from Safari with one click.
3. iCloud integration
OS X Lion is Cloud ready with soem nice integration for OS X Mountain Lion. The iCloud sync goes beyond just Documents, with the iCloud file storage support for TextEdit. and also third-party apps via APIs.
2. Game Center
You can now challenge your friends for games and top scores across OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 5: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.
With the Game Kit APIs, developers will be able to create multiplayer games that work across all those platforms. Expect mass porting of iOS games to Mountain Lion this year, and more games on Apple’s platforms.
1. AirPlay Mirroring
You can now project your computer’s desktop to a TV connected to an Apple TV. Mirroring display has never been easier. DLNA standard had been around for more than 5 years, but still, it was never as easy as AirPlay.
Other new features in OSX Mountain Lion include a Chinese language GUI, a search/URL bar for internet searches, similar to that found in Google Chrome, a VIP mail area for your favorite contacts, similar to Priority Inbox in Gmail, and a Re-open windows setting for Shutdown and Restart commands.
What’s your favorite feature?