Curious to know if any of you good folks have downloaded the new OS for Mac yet, and if so, what has your experience been so far?
I was really excited about the dark mode, so I updated it. It turns out I really don't like it. UI looks ugly in dark mode, it's not as smooth as the light one. Colors, borders and buttons look weird.
Apart from that, it crashed a few times already today.
I would suggest not to update it yet.
hey, I am trying to upgrade to mojave and reading your comments really makes me rethinking my decision, can you provide few screenshots about the things that you say in your comments to help us make a better decisions?
You don't really have a choice in the matter with Mac hardware to upgrade or not, you'll have to upgrade eventually because developers don't support old MacOS versions.
Dark mode is optional though.
It's not just dark theme and it's optional.
As someone who screenshots a lot of stuff, it's really nice having stacks on your desktop. Screenshots have been improved a ton. There is now an additional way to take them, cmd+shift+5 which has many new features, including screen recordings. New gallery mode in finder is sweet, and there's new apps and enhancements to old app such as, new app store redesign, voice memos, etc.
I do agree about the dark theme, there's some contrast issues going on for sure. Until more apps start coming out with dark themes (like sketch 52), it's a little jarring switching between light and dark themes depending on what app you're using.
I was also super excited for the dark mode but now I am really disappointed about how it actually looks. It seems more like a 'color-invert mode'. But making a dark-colored UI needs more than just making the background black and the fonts white (talking to you Mail-App). I mean you could probably see this coming as Apple has kind of lost its ❤️ for the details in a lot of areas…
But where is the $ going? I've read a review by The Verge this morning and they say Apple is secretly working on a totally new and evolutionary iOS+MacOS and therefore letting things down for current OSes.
Specially the Mail-app. Looks so weird... maybe it just takes time to get used. But as they say "UI is like a joke, if you have to explain it isn't a good one"
I use Bear for taking notes and it had a Dark Mode already, which fits nicely with Mojave Dark Mode.
Apple is secretly working on a totally new and evolutionary iOS+MacOS
Windows ahead of the curve again, why does this keep happening.
I guess it's a route towards everything ** touch**.
Still … Smaller companies put so much more love in their Apps and Visuals, just because they are young and hungry. The self-celebrating trillion dollar company Apple, once different, is now an old, rich man with a heart-sensor and needs a complete new generation of executives.
I feel like the issue for Microsoft is that they are afraid of going all in on good ideas, even though they will jump the gun on shipping them. They don't seem to get that to win you will have to lose for a few years and just build on those failures. Windows 8 was a step too far but then they got commitment phobia after it, at the end of the day it was a GREAT tablet OS, had they shipped it as that.
Being ahead of the curve on this didn't really matter though, Apple has the giant high quality app store. MS welll... yeah.
The Apple implementation is more like ChromeOS's Android support however.
Just this WWDC they specifically pronounced that they won't merge both systems.
There's a project called Marzipan in the works to allow iOS apps to be easily ported to macOS, but they're definitely not trying to merge the two operating systems.
Agreed, dark mode doesn’t feel as polished and there is no way to get just the dark menu bar and dock without the terminal. Still glad there is a way, it would have sucked to be stuck with full light mode.
Font weights will look thinner on browsers etc.
Turns out they've disabled subpixel anti-aliasing :( - Ref
Stacks are amazing and worth the upgrade alone. The new white border on the windows makes things look kind of dated imo. I like the new wallpapers.
"Stacks" is for sure great feature. Simple and effective
fonts seem, weird.
They removed subpixel anti-aliasing.
No I'm afraid it will mess with my, ever-so-sensitive, local dev environments.
How and why?
The last time I did a major upgrade i couldn't compile sass because of funky change int he way something was handled on the command line. Don't remember all the details but I'm traumatized by that change.
node-sasswhich is powered by
node-gypthen sometimes the solution was downloading like 1-2GB XCode install to get a certain command line feature. Don't you just love modern web dev?
I've just upgraded and I'm not having any issues running grunt or gulp :)
Yes. Let me say, this dark mode is ugly and just weird. It could be so much better than this "invert colors" trick they did.
Invert colors was an accessibility feature not an edgelord theme.
I'd encourage you to compare the two and see the difference. The dark mode is not inverting colors by a long shot - the weirdness may just stem from dark modes just not being great as a general catch-all experience in the first place. They have their time and place in context.
I have been in beta for a month or two and I LOVE it. Big fan of the dark UI over here. No real problems since earlier on in the beta except for a slight issue with the font weight rendering.
I've upgraded to Mojave ever since it came out, and I'm really digging it so far. The reason being, I'm a designer who designs mainly in Sketch (although I am trying Figma but haven't made a complete switch yet). Now that Mojave is out, Sketch 52 Beta now supports a DARK INTERFACE. This is such a big deal for anyone who understands how long the design community has waited for this feature in Sketch. I love it and I'll never go back to the light interface in Sketch. If it wasn't for that, I don't think I would've been as impressed with Mojave.
I think InVision soured me on dark mode for design tools. Any issues with Sketch or Sketch plug-ins in terms of functionality?
Zeplin is the only plug-in I use for Sketch, and both are fine. I haven't experienced any bugs yet. Care to explain how InVision soured you on dark mode? Ever since Sketch and InVision broke up earlier this year, I've been team Sketch. It seems like InVision has took a weird turn this year to focus on marketing and not their product...the last straw for me was when they released their "own" version of the Design Sprint. At first, I was super curious - "Hey! A different sprint method! I hope this addresses my issues that I experienced with Google Venture's version". I was met with disappointment, it was like they just copied it word for word. I understand a company doesn't have to be first to market but if they're going to compete, there has to be a differentiating factor?
the dark mode is a bit strange - it has those dark borders and light inset box shadows that makes it look like it's from 2009.
I had nothing against High Sierra and probably would not have upgraded but apparently upgrading to Mojave is a requirement to setting up a new iPhone. After several hours of trying everything to get my new phone to connect to my laptop including reinstalling the phone's iOS last night I finally discovered that the real problem was not being on the new OSx.
I have made the upgrade. Everything works as expected for me. I don't like the dark mode either. It seems too weird. It definitely needs more polish.
Upgraded immediately... Disappointed in dark mode. Like other commenters mentioned, it looks awful and half baked. Not much else seems different aside from redesigned app store.
Those who don't like current Dark UI, try this one out: http://mds.is/using-mojave-dark-mode-on-only-the-menu-bar-and-dock/
I have and now my mic doesn't work on Slack app... works fine on Chrome though. For the incredibly minor update, I'd maybe suggest waiting a week or so.
Took the leap and updated last night. Fingers crossed, so far this morning seems good! Borders (especially top highlights) in dark mode windows seem a bit rough/too bold, but just between Finder, iTunes, and Messenger, dark mode is a huge win as an option for me. I'm quite used to full dark mode on Windows 10 on my Surface Book now, so I'm glad to have it on my work machine as well. Personally I actually prefer the flatter black approach of W10, but both are nice. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Turned stacks on and liking it ok so far, although there's not enough visual cue as to what is a stack or an individual file, to me, leaving stacks strangely interspersed with regular folders. Still, it helps to clean up my desktop. Easier access to basic image annotation features for screenshots is great, and means I can pretty much ditch Skitch, which I've used forever. However it's still not as useful on desktop as Windows where I can grab a pen for the annotations. So overall, a good step.