Sticking with the desktop, Apple introduced desktop stacking in Mojave - letting users automatically stack desktop items into piles of similar content. The Mac App Store has also been updated with the same experience as iOS, which features rich editorial content to discover the right Mac app, while tabs such as Create, Work, Play and Develop helps users to find the app for specific objective.
Other new features include a dark mode, a tool for easily snapping and importing photos from an iPhone, and a new Gallery View that makes previewing files easier in Finder.
Mojave expands macOS' selection of native apps to include News, Stocks, Voice Recorder and Home apps.
The update will also help users de-clutter their Mac computer home screens, which can become crowded with icons and files.
Keeping with the past several years of macOS releases, expect macOS Mojave to be released in the September or October timeframe.
As noted in the keynote, Quick Look will also integrate markup in Mojave, so users can more readily jump into markup to add an e-signature to a PDF, rotate and crop and image, and even cut video.
My favorite feature of macOS Mojave Desktop is Stacks - a life-saving feature for people with a messy desktop like me.
For example: A new AR app called Measure lets users gauge the size of objects in the real world-like the suitcase that Apple exec Craig Federighi measured on stage using the app.
In Mojave, screenshots will now drop a small thumbnail at the bottom of the screen and users will be able to immediately edit them, much like in iOS.
macOS Mojave launches this fall, presumably around September or October. Safari now also automatically creates, autofills and stores strong passwords when users create new online accounts and flags reused passwords so users can change them.
Apple also announced that Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Lightroom CC will both be available to download via the new store. There are also tabs with categories of apps like create, work, play and develop.
The Mac App Store is completely redesigned and features rich editorial content and new tabs for easier app discovery.
Apple also took the opportunity to share a sneak-peak at its new cross-platform framework that will be available to developers in 2019. According to the company's new data protection policy, the user permission is required to access Mac camera or microphone as well as to retrieve personal data from Mail history and Messages database.