macOS Mojave

Simply powerful.

Using a Mac has always inspired great work. Now macOS Mojave brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Stay better focused on your work in Dark Mode. Automatically organize files using Stacks. Take more kinds of screenshots with less effort. Try two handy new built-in apps, and discover great new ones in the redesigned Mac App Store. Now you can get more out of every click.

Coming later this year

Dark Mode

Put your best work forward.

Dark Mode is a dramatic new look that helps you focus on your work. The subtle colors and fine points of your content take center screen as toolbars and menus recede into the background. Switch it on in System Preferences to create a beautiful, distraction-free working environment that’s easy on the eyes — in every way. Dark Mode works with built-in apps that come with your Mac, and third-party apps can adopt it, too.

Choose what works best for you — the familiar light appearance or the new Dark Mode.

Dynamic Desktop

A desktop whose time has come.

Customize your work environment with a time-shifting desktop picture that changes to match the time of day wherever you are. Your Mac is now an even more beautiful place, all day long.


A really neat way to manage files.

Stacks clean up a cluttered desktop by automatically organizing your files into related sets. Group by kind to see images, documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, and more sort themselves. Arrange by date to group your work from certain time periods. And if you tag files with project-specific metadata, like client names, sorting by stacks becomes a powerful way to manage multiple jobs. Browse all the files in a stack by scrubbing over it with your cursor. Or click to expand the stack and open what you need.


New ways to view.
More ways to do.

With macOS Mojave, the Finder becomes even more of a doer. Now you can quickly locate a file by how it looks. Perform go-to actions on files without ever opening an app. And instantly see all of a file’s metadata.

Gallery View

With Gallery View, you can scroll through big previews of your files to visually identify the one you’re looking for. So finding that image of the smiling girl by the Ferris wheel or the PDF with a colorful pie chart has never been faster.

Quick Actions

With Quick Actions in the Preview pane, you can work on files right from the Finder. Rotate images, password-protect documents, trim video, and more — without having to open an app or rename and save your file. You can even work on multiple files at once, or assign an Automator task as a Quick Action.

Quick Look

Work on a file without even opening it.

Now a tap of your space bar provides more than just a quick look at a file. It gives you the power to perform actions specific to the kind of file you’re viewing — without ever launching an app. So you can mark up a PDF, rotate and crop an image, even trim audio and video. And when you’re ready, you can share right from Quick Look, too.

  • Mark up images and PDFs

  • Crop images and PDFs

  • Rotate images and PDFs

  • Trim audio and video files

  • Share via Mail, Messages, or AirDrop


Screenshots are now a snap.

With macOS Mojave, all the controls you need to grab any type of screenshot are one simple shortcut away. An easy-to-use menu includes new screen-recording tools and options like setting a start timer, showing the cursor, and even customizing where you’d like to save your screenshots. Take a screenshot and a thumbnail of it animates to the corner of the screen. Leave it there to automatically save it to the destination you’ve chosen. Or click it to mark it up and share it right away — without having to save a copy. It’s more than easy; it’s clutter-free.

Continuity Camera

Take a photo right to your Mac.

Now you can use your iPhone to shoot a nearby object or scan a document and have it automatically appear on your Mac. Just choose Insert a Photo from the Edit menu. You can take a photo of something on your desk and instantly see it in your Pages document. Or scan a receipt, and a straightened version is immediately available in the Finder as a PDF. Continuity Camera works in Mail, Notes, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and more. It’s another way iPhone and Mac just click.


Add everyone to the conversation.

With macOS Mojave, you can jump on a FaceTime call with up to 32 people. Invite anyone to join a call anytime it’s in progress. And the same call can include both audio and video callers. So you and your friends or colleagues are able to connect using whatever device is closest at hand — Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

New Apps

Ready for their
big‑screen debut.

Two apps people love on iOS are ready to shine with new Mac versions. You can record a lecture, or turn down the AC, all without leaving your desktop.

Mac App Store

Powerful ways to discover are now in store.

The reimagined Mac App Store arrives with a new look and exciting new editorial content. Delve into insightful stories, browse curated collections, even watch videos — each designed to help you fine-tune your search for the perfect app. And it’s all organized around the specific things you love to do on your Mac.

Privacy and Security

Committed to keeping your information yours.

We’re always working to protect your privacy and security. macOS Mojave goes further than ever with robust enhancements designed to keep control of your data and keep trackers off your trail.

Better Control of Your Data

Your information, your image, your voice — they’re yours and yours alone to share with apps. macOS Mojave requires apps to get your approval before accessing the camera or microphone on your Mac. The same goes for data like your Messages history and Mail database.

Enhanced Tracking Prevention

When you browse the web, the characteristics of your device can be used by advertisers to create a “fingerprint” to track you. Safari now thwarts this by only sharing a simplified system profile. And now improved Intelligent Tracking Prevention keeps social media Like buttons, Share buttons, or comment widgets from tracking you without your permission. We know you’ll like that.

Automatic Strong Passwords

macOS Mojave works harder than ever to ensure that your passwords are secure. Safari automatically creates, autofills, and stores strong passwords for you. And it flags existing passwords that have been reused in Safari Preferences, so you can easily update them. Security has never been so user friendly.

More features to help you do more on a Mac.

View favicons in Safari tabs

Identify all your open websites with just a glance by enabling favicons in Safari Preferences.

Easily add emoji in Mail

Compose more expressive email with a click of the new Emoji button. And when you select a message in your inbox, Mail can suggest the right mailbox to file it in.

Mac is more fluent than ever

macOS Mojave adds UK English, Australian English, Canadian French, and Traditional Chinese for Hong Kong language options; improved maps for China; and romanized English input for Japanese keyboard.

The latest developments for developers.

Introducing a new way to make your apps smarter. Create ML, a technology integrated into Xcode, gives developers a faster and easier way to build and train machine learning models right on their Mac. And that’s just for starters.

Learn more about developing for macOS Mojave

iOS 12

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