OS X "El Capitán"

4 years ago from , UX/UI

Uses San Francisco Font. Nicer features, I have to say.


  • Drew BeckDrew Beck, 4 years ago

    Not a lot of new stuff here. My friend pointed out that the name telegraphs this: El Capitán is in Yosemite. AKA not far from the previous release.

    10 points
    • Eric H.Eric H., 4 years ago

      Stability and performance don’t demo well.

      16 points
      • Drew BeckDrew Beck, 4 years ago

        Keen to see how much stability and performance improves.

        In general this keynote seems light on features and most of the improvements will be for developers (and consumers eventually via the apps the devs will create, of course).

        1 point
    • Johnnie Gomez AlzagaJohnnie Gomez Alzaga, 4 years ago

      This is just like Leopard and Snow Leopard. It's more of an.. "upgrade" instead of a new OS. Things that can't be seen to the regular eye.

      8 points
      • John PJohn P, 4 years ago

        Unfortunately Yosemite is in much more need of one than Leopard was…

        4 points
    • Ian GoodeIan Goode, 4 years ago

      More like El Napitan!

      12 points
    • Eric H.Eric H., 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

      Just like Snow Leopard was to Leopard. For those who care to remember, Leopard "was a dog" and Snow Leopard was one of the best, most stable and high performing OS releases by Apple ever.

      That is my hope for El Capitan, as Yosemite has been riddled with performance issues and a somewhat overall lack of polish we've grown spoiled to expect.

      If El Capitan meets the Snow Leopard example, I for one will be thrilled. Same goes for iOS 9 (my iPad 2 has been rendered useless since upgrading to 8).

      EDIT: @Cruz sorry, didn't see your comment until I posted.

      5 points
    • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 4 years ago

      I think you mean "i.e.", not A.K.A.

      2 points
  • Some DesignerSome Designer, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    What's new in 'El Capitan';

    • Bug fixes

    • A non ascii letter on the brand name to make your google searches unlisted.

    • 1 free condensed font

    • More flat stuff

    • More gaussian blur stuff

    • More mountains. Some in orange.

    7 points
    • Gabriel LovatoGabriel Lovato, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

      An a with an acute accent is definitely not non-latin. In fact it's it's used in at least 3 latin languages : spanish, portuguese, french. Surely you mean "non ascii".

      6 points
      • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, 4 years ago

        Actually, we don't use this one in French, only the grave one "à".

        Still agree with your comment, though :)

        1 point
      • Some DesignerSome Designer, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

        yeah that's what I was trying to say buddy, sorry for that. Should have missed back then.

        0 points
  • Johnnie Gomez AlzagaJohnnie Gomez Alzaga, 4 years ago

    Best thing is "Split screen"

    7 points
    • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 4 years ago

      I like that one too, it will somehow replace my app for dividing the screen with windows.

      2 points
    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 4 years ago

      as a windows user, i can confirm that this feature has been super useful for the past 6 years.

      30 points
      • Jesse C.Jesse C., 4 years ago

        .. and it was available on Windows as a third-party program before official implementation, and also available in various DE on *NIX too. ;)

        2 points
    • Adam T.Adam T., 4 years ago

      Have been using Moom for years, indispensable.

      6 points
      • Johnnie Gomez AlzagaJohnnie Gomez Alzaga, 4 years ago

        Never heard about it. Will see what it's features are. But PERSONALLY, I do a lot of swiping, moving and zooming.

        0 points
        • Adam T.Adam T., 4 years ago

          It basically let's you "snap" windows to corners / halves / sides of the screen, or with shortcuts. The default Windows functionality but on Mac :)

          0 points
          • Wojtek Wojtek , 4 years ago

            And you also can set up individual layouts that can be triggered when switching displays. Center windows, and resize to preset sizes.

            0 points
      • Account deleted 4 years ago

        Divy is another one too. Good stuff.

        7 points
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 4 years ago

        Same, I love Moom. Will probably keep Moom for the hover controls on the green button, but will turn off edge snapping so I can use native OSX.

        0 points
    • Arjun PenemetsaArjun Penemetsa, 4 years ago

      I just use BetterTouchTool to create a bunch of keyboard shortcuts and trackpad shortcuts for window placement. It does everything I need from half screen to quarter screens vertical and horizontal.

      It's (free) and much easier for me than selecting the window and dragging.

      1 point
  • Antonio PratasAntonio Pratas, 4 years ago

    This kerning though.. Image alt

    5 points
  • David DarnesDavid Darnes, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    El Capitan on Apple.com

    3 points
  • Vinh LeVinh Le, 4 years ago


    2 points
  • Nic TrentNic Trent, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    Did they say where the name came from? Because its awesome.

    Edit: Found the answer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Capitan

    2 points
  • Erik TerwanErik Terwan, 4 years ago

    I just installed it on my old MacBook (mid 2010) and it's running really good. It's clear that they switched to Metal for CoreGraphics, all animations run smooth, and even GPU heavy stuff (Launchpad is pretty heavy for a 2010 machine) runs nicely. It feels like a fast computer again, opposed to Yosemite.

    One noticeable speed bump is Safari, it was really laggy with Yosemite, but now it runs like it should, faster than Chrome or Firefox.

    Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator run like they did before, just fine.

    It's running so good that i'm thinking about installing this on my main machine, as an iOS developer that might not be the wisest thing to do.

    1 point
  • Ben MJTBen MJT, 4 years ago

    Probably won't go back to Safari from Chrome, but nice to see they finally added pinned tabs.

    I also like how they completely glossed over the switch to San Fran for all OSes, a change they went to town about in Yosemite.

    1 point
  • Crampa ...Crampa ..., 4 years ago

    Anyone know the story behind the name "El Capitan"? I didn't watch the keynote, but it's a pretty silly name.

    0 points
  • Diego Lafuente, 4 years ago

    One detail is the name. I used the spanish way to write this, with the accent in the last "a". This is not appropriate of course but its a bit shocking for us spaniards to read that :)

    0 points
  • Eduardo NunesEduardo Nunes, 4 years ago

    Really surprising, to me: a lot of people apparently struggle with lost mouse cursors. Did not know that.

    0 points
    • Robin CooperRobin Cooper, 4 years ago

      Hah, I read that feature on the apple site. I thought it was kinda funny too!

      1 point
    • Christian SchuhmannChristian Schuhmann, 4 years ago

      To be honest, this is the single most useful feature of this release for me. Almost every time I hook up my Macbook to my TV I lose my cursor-–it annoys the hell out of me.

      0 points
    • Wil NicholsWil Nichols, 4 years ago

      I've seen that in across multiple user tests... Designing custom cursor for in-app tools. Spent hours pouring over screenvids on Youtube to see how consumers use mice. V strange

      0 points
  • Jesse DobbelaereJesse Dobbelaere, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    I hope that the Sketch developers will use Metal for more performance benefits (artboard zoom etc).

    0 points
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    0 points
  • Pedro Ivo HudsonPedro Ivo Hudson, 4 years ago

    It's going to be faster than Yosemite in the same machine? It never is with new systems...

    0 points
  • Leerie Simpson, almost 4 years ago

    Very awesome update to the greatest OS on earth. The San Fran font is nice. Cursor feature nifty. But best of all besides the developer additions is the multitasking split screen feature. I used to use divy but mission control is the right approach after all. Thanks apple! To the haters it's free so stop whining please.

    0 points