macOS Monterey is official: the universal cursor is the protagonist and native apps also want to shine
Apple has taken advantage of its big software day to present the new version of its operating system for Mac: macOS Monterey. It was one of the great novelties that we expected in this WWDC 2021, an event that is held again in a completely virtual way and without an audience.
What’s new in iOS 15, also in macOS Monterey
One of the most relevant functions of this new version is Universal Control: a new function that allows us to control our Mac and iPad by moving the cursor from one device to another. In the same way, we can use the trackpad of the Mac to control the iPad, thus having a shared multitasking experience between devices. If, for example, we have a Mac, a MacBook and an iPad nearby, we can connect the cursor between the three devices, all with this universal cursor.
There are also news in AirPlay. Now we can share content between iPhone and Mac, or between iPad and Mac. If, for example, we are playing music on the iPhone, we can send it by AirPlay to the Mac, to serve as a loudspeaker.
Another great novelty is the arrival of Shortcuts to the Mac, a feature that was only available on iOS and iPadOS to date. MacOS shortcuts are meant for this desktop system, working together with the automation application to create advanced orders.
There are also improvements to the native browser: Safari. The tab menu is redesigned to be able to create new groups. The address bar is more compact and tries to give fair and relevant information.