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 organise files using Stacks. Take more kinds of screenshots with less effort. Try three handy new built-in apps and discover even more in the redesigned Mac App Store. Now you can get more out of every click.

Available 25.9

Dark Mode

Put your best work forward.

Dark Mode is a dramatic new look that helps you focus on your work. The subtle colours and fine points of your content take centre screen as toolbars and menus recede into the background. Switch it on in the General pane 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.

Introducing two new time-shifting desktops that match the hour of the day wherever you are.

Stacks

A really neat way to manage files.

Stacks keeps your desktop free of clutter by automatically organising your files into related groups. Arrange by kind to see images, documents, spreadsheets, PDFs and more sort themselves. You can also group your work by date. And if you tag files with project-specific metadata, like client names, sorting by stacks becomes a powerful way to manage multiple jobs. To scrub through a stack, use two fingers on a trackpad or one finger on a Multi-Touch mouse. To access a file, click to expand the stack, then open what you need.

Finder

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. Instantly see all of a file’s metadata. And perform Quick Actions on files without ever opening an app.

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 colourful pie chart has never been faster.

Quick Actions

With Quick Actions in the Preview pane, you can work on files directly from the Finder. Rotate images, create PDFs, trim video and more — without having to open an app or rename and save your file. You can even apply them to multiple files at once, or create a custom Quick Action based on an Automator workflow.

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 directly 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

Screenshots are now a snap.

With macOS Mojave, all the controls you need to grab any type of screenshot are one simple shortcut away. Just launch the new Screenshot utility or click Shift-Command-5. An easy-to-use menu includes new screen-recording tools and options for setting a start timer, showing the cursor and even choosing 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. You can drag it directly into a document or click it to mark it up and share it straightaway — without having to save a copy. It’s more than easy; it’s clutter-free.

Capture Screen

Capture Window

Capture Selection

Record Screen

Record Selection

Choose Save Destination

Continuity Camera

Take a photo straight to your Mac.

Now you can use your iPhone to shoot or scan a nearby object or document and have it automatically appear on your Mac. Just choose Insert a Photo from the File 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 the Finder, Mail, Messages, Notes, Pages, Keynote and Numbers. It’s another way iPhone and Mac just click.

FaceTime

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, iPad, even Apple Watch.*

Coming later this year

New Apps

Ready for their
big‑screen debut.

Three apps people love on iOS are ready to shine with new Mac versions. You can follow your stocks, record a lecture or turn down the air con, 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 organised 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 embedded content such as social media Like buttons, Share buttons and 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 your passwords are robust and unique. Safari automatically creates, stores and autofills 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 website icons in Safari tabs

Identify all your open sites with just a glance by enabling website icons 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.

Ask even more of Siri

Siri now controls HomeKit-enabled devices. It can help you find saved passwords. And Siri knows much more about food, celebrities and motor sport.

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 romanised English input for Japanese keyboard.