Top 10 macOS High Sierra Features Everyone Must Try Out First

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Sep 25, 2017
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So you’ve installed macOS High Sierra and are slowly getting acquainted with Apple’s new OS. Here are the top ten features you should try out first.

These Are the Top 10 macOS High Sierra Features Everyone Should Try Out After Installing the OS.

macOS High Sierra is an evolutionary update that focuses on core technologies and refinements. Nonetheless, Apple has packed in new stuff in certain corners. It’s a great amount of features you should go ahead and try out. But, start off with the ones which we have highlighted below.

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Blazing Fast File Duplication.

This one’s a biggie for me where I have to create file duplicates on a daily basis. But, it only works as long as you have a Mac with a built-in SSD. Just secondary-click on a file, then click on Duplicate. This feature is possible thanks to Apple’s new APFS filesystem on the Mac.

Photos App Can Now Play GIFs.

If you are a GIF collector like me, then you know how painful it is to see those static GIF files in the Photos app. But not anymore. In High Sierra, the Photos app can now play GIF files. The balance in the universe has been restored.

Notes App Now Lets You Create a Table.

Sometimes a bulleted list just doesn’t cut it and further organization is needed. So if you make do with the Notes app a lot, then you will be pleased to learn that it now allows you to create tables. Just create a new note and click the ‘table’ icon at the top to insert a table.

Superior Editing Tools in Photos App.

Rely on the built-in Photos app for making edits? Click on that Edit button and you’ll be greeted with some new and wonderful features. It’s a heaven for those who rely on these tools to make quick adjustments and corrections on photos.

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Photos App Includes Live Photo Effects. Just like iOS 11.

In iOS 11, Apple introduced Live Photos effects. This includes Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure. Those very same effects can now be added or removed using the Photos app. Just open up a Live Photo then click on Edit. This should keep you busy for a while.

Siri Becomes Natural.

Siri in macOS High Sierra doesn’t sound like a robot. Now it has more character to it and learns more over time thanks to machine learning.

Play HEVC Natively.

Remember the time where you were downloading codecs and third-party software to play HEVC video? With High Sierra, you can wave goodbye to those days as the OS supports the HEVC format natively. This means you can copy HEVC video from your iOS 11-toting iPhone or iPad straight onto your Mac and it’ll play just fine.

No More Auto-Playing Videos in Safari.

On a per-site basis, you can set Safari to block auto-playing videos. This is an extremely handy feature and will definitely bode well with those who have limited data access on the go. To access this feature just go to Safari Preferences, then click on Websites > Auto-Play.

Spotlight Search is Even More Useful.

Type in your flight number and see how it appears right in Spotlight Search alongside departure and landing times. This works with other details as well. Just try it and you’ll immediately fall in love with it.

Take a Live Photo During a FaceTime Call.

This one’s a wonderful little feature. During a FaceTime call, you’ll see a new shutter icon on the left of the end call button. Press it and you’ll take a Live Photo of the other person. Don’t worry though as the other person is notified of what’s happening.

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