Apple just released Lion, and for Macintosh users, it’s a whole new ballgame. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
Some of the new feature updates are:
- Mission Control - three fingers pushing upward.
- Switch between open apps - three fingers sliding sideways
- Two-Finger scroll
- Tap to Zoom
- Pinch to zoom - thumb and index finger pinching on a 45º angle
- Swipe to navigate - two fingers sliding sideways.
- Mission Control - It's a mash up of several features on the iOS environment like Exposé, Spaces, and Dashboard. From here you'll see all open apps and go directly to them. This feature is quicker then pressing Command-Tab and "tab" your way to where you want.
- Launchpad - if you're familiar with the iOS interface that you find, like on the iPhone, iPad & iPod-Touch then you'll just love Launchpad. When you activate it, your desktop just fades away (it's a cool effect) and you have every app on your computer now on your screen. You can group them together into buckets just like on your iOS devices to keep like-for-like, it's a wonderful way to work I feel.
- Resume & Auto Save - A feature that has been a very long time coming; ever work on a file, and in-between the saves, your app crashes, and you’ve just lost hours of work? With Resume that's now a thing of the past. When you restart your Macintosh, everything will be where you left it, and when you re-open your app that just crashed, right where you left off, it will all be there.
- Versions - Apple has done it again by creating a system that keeps tabs on every revision of a document you're working on. You can display them side-by-side; to see what you've done, and what has changed. Incase you had an amazing idea but erased it for something new, but wished you hadn't, now you can go to a previous instance of your document, cut & paste that little gem right back into your current copy.
- AirDrop - ever wanted to share a file between two people but you didn't have the proper network connectors? With AirDrop that's a thing of the past now, if both of you are within about 30 feet of one another, via the wireless features on your Macintosh, you can send files wirelessly, similar to how the Ad-Hoc works.
Currently Lion has over 250+ new features, to learn more about it, check out the pages at Apple