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5 Exciting OS X El Capitan Features You Need to Try



OS X El Capitan was released today, and if you updated to the latest version, here are five exciting OS X El Capitan features that you need to try out.

While OS X El Capitan comes with the same overall design and look as OS X Yosemite (except for a new system-wide font), the new operating system does come with a handful of new features that fix annoyances that users had with OS X Yosemite, as well comes with improvements for apps and features that were already pretty great.

This time around, we weren’t expecting any big changes with this new version of OS X, as OS X Yosemite was Apple’s big OS X change for a while (since the company really only overhauls OS X every few years).

However, each new version of OS X always comes with a bevy of cool new features that improve the experience for Mac users, and El Capitan is no exception.

Read: Should You Update to OS X El Capitan?

Plus, this new version comes with a heap of performance improvements and bug fixes that are great for any Mac user, and it almost feels like a Service Pack upgrade if anything, with the new features being an added bonus.

If you just upgraded to OS X El Capitan and aren’t sure where to start as far as which features to check out, here are five features on OS X El Capitan that you should try out right now.

Split View Multitasking

Split View Multitasking

If you're a multitasker, then El Capitan's new Split View feature is something you'll probably use quite often.

Of course, just like with any desktop operating system, you can put two windows side by side next to each other, but El Capitan makes it easier to snap windows to the left or right without needing to manually re-size them.

Third-party tools like BetterSnapTool made this possible in OS X Yosemite, but now the feature is built right into OS X El Capitan.



  1. Phi Par

    11/08/2015 at 1:08 pm

    I bought a new Magic Mouse, my old one ceased – the new mouse required a system upgrade from 10.9 xx to 10.11 OK this seems fishy to begin with but I proceeded. After I installed 10.11.1 one email account no longer functions and a second has apparently random emails deleted. This is working with Apple Mail, no excuse for difficulties with other systems, software or producer. It is simply very sloppy.

  2. Leo P Bilodeau

    07/10/2016 at 6:39 am

    El Capitan literally started out with screen instability and advance to missing portions of the screen, followed by freezing and ultimately progressed to a white screen of death. I have since been able to open El Capitan in safe mode but most of my apps are none functional. Unfortunately, I have never used time machine or I could have gone back to my old system (yosimite) which worked perfectly. If El Capitan ever worked properly in its beta form I would be shocked. I tried a fresh reload through utilities but no help. Even in safe mode my 27 inch with a terabit of memory, and 4 G memory has turned into a useless piece of crap. After all I bought it because I was having so much trouble with PC’s and viruses. Did the programmers work for microsoft before going to apple? This is pretty poor form apple. After buying a house full of Apple products? it may be time to go back to Microsoft while apple works on sales instead of programming. My recommendation is don’t download this useless piece of garbage. Apple should be ashamed for releasing an untried, untested, poorly design upgrade. My snow Leopard worked beautifully and all of the upgrades since have left something to be desired.

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