OS X Yosemite
OS X Yosemite: Top Hidden Features You Don’t Want to MissApple

Apple recently rolled out its newest Mac OS iteration, OS X Yosemite, which comes with a complete design overhaul including the revolutionary UI changes found in iOS 7.

Apart from the design overhaul, OS X Yosemite hides some fascinating features that you seriously do not want to miss. IBTimes UK explores the best of the lot for you.

Record iPhone or iPad Screen

OS X Yosemite inherently allows you to quick record the content on your iPhone or iPad's screen.

You no longer have to depend on third-party tools or AirPlay to accomplish this task as this feature has native support in OS X Yosemite.

You can record your iOS device's screen as follows:

  • Connect the iOS device to your Mac via lightning cable
  • Launch QuickTime
  • Choose File > New Screen Recording from the menu bar
  • Click on the down arrow button next to red Record button and then select your iPhone or iPad from the device list.
  • Finally, click on Record button to begin the recording process.

Dark Mode

Enjoy a black tint on your Mac's menu bar and dock, as OS X Yosemite introduces Dark Mode which can be enabled via System Preferences > General by ticking the checkbox: "Use dark menu bar and dock."

Inbuilt Currency Converter in Spotlight

Spotlight's in-built currency converter allows you to type in queries like "1 USD to Yen" and look up for conversion results.

Sharing Screen in Messages

It is now possible to share the screen in messages app you are working with or ask someone to share their screen for remote assistance.

This feature is accessible by clicking on Details button at the top right of any message thread, and then hitting the Screen Sharing button.

Markup Images

You can now add various shapes, text, and callouts to images by using trackpad, with due credit to the intelligent Markup app that understands and predicts the shape you want to draw and gives it a finishing touch for a smooth shape.

Furthermore, this feature assists you in filling PDF forms and adding signatures to PDFs by signing on the trackpad or scanning your signature via the camera.

QuickType on Mac

Along the lines of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite also supports predictive text input which can be activated in any messaging app, wordpad or notepad by pressing the escape key.

[Source: iPhone Hacks]