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OS X El Capitan

Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

OS X El Capitan, the latest version of the Mac operating system, builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of ways that you’ll enjoy everyday.

Windows
Freeware
6.0 GB
3.73.7 13 votes

What's New:

  • Adds the ability to passcode-protect notes containing personal data in Notes
  • Adds the ability to sort notes alphabetically, by date created, or date modified in Notes
  • Adds the ability to import Evernote files into Notes
  • Adds support for sharing Live Photos between iOS and OS X via AirDrop and Messages
  • Addresses an issue that may cause RAW images to open slowly in Photos
  • Adds the ability for iBooks to store PDFs in iCloud, making them available across all your devices
  • Fixes an issue that prevented loading Twitter t.co links in Safari
  • Prevents JavaScript dialogs from blocking access to other webpages in Safari
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the VIPs mailbox from working with Gmail accounts
  • Fixes an issue that caused USB audio devices to disconnect
  • Improves the compatibility and reliability of Apple USB-C Multiport Adapters

Make the most of your screen with Split View.

  • Focus on two apps at once – neatly arranged side by side — in full screen without distractions.

Take control of your desktop with Mission Control.

  • View all your open windows in a single layer with no overlap, so you can instantly find that window you’re looking for.
  • Create a new desktop space easily by dragging a window to the top of your screen.

Smarter search in Spotlight.

  • Search for weather, stocks, sports, web video, and transit information right in Spotlight.
  • Use your own words to search for files on your Mac, like “Documents I edited yesterday.”
  • Resize the Spotlight window and move it anywhere on the screen.

Handy improvements in Mail.

  • Use your trackpad to manage your inbox with a swipe, just like on iPhone. Swipe right to mark as read or unread, or swipe left to delete.
  • Mail automatically suggests contacts and events from your messages to help you keep your Contacts and Calendar organized.
  • An improved full-screen view lets you switch between your inbox and your draft email messages.

A simple and powerful all-new Notes app.

  • Format your notes with titles, paragraph headings, bullets, numbers, and checklists.
  • Save rich content like photos, videos, documents, PDFs, web links, and map locations.
  • Easily search and browse the content from all your notes in the Attachments Browser.
  • Add content to a note directly from other OS X apps using the Share menu.
  • Create notes on your Mac and they’ll automatically sync to your iOS devices using iCloud.

New ways to organize and enhance your images in Photos.

  • Photos automatically organizes your library and helps you edit like a pro with simple and powerful editing tools.
  • Access your library on all your devices with iCloud Photo Library.
  • Add or edit location data, and batch change titles, descriptions, and keywords.
  • Sort your albums and the photos in them by date, title, and more.
  • Use third-party editing extensions to take your photo editing to the next level.

Better surfing in Safari.

  • Keep your favorite websites open, up to date, and easily accessible with Pinned Sites.
  • Choose a font and theme for Reader, including Sepia and Night themes.
  • Mute web page audio from the Smart Search field.

Maps, now with Transit view.

  • See transit lines and stations for select cities, including subway, train, bus, and ferry routes.
  • Plan your trip based on when you want to leave or arrive.
  • Research your trip on your Mac and share it to your iPhone or iPad for use on the go.

New fonts.

  • Designed for Retina displays, beautiful system font San Francisco is crisp, clear and space efficient.
  • PingFang (苹方), the new Chinese system font, is designed for crisp readability in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
  • Hiragana Sans, the Japanese system font, now features additional weights.
  • Four new Japanese fonts let you add a personal touch to documents and presentations.

Improved input methods for Chinese and Japanese.

  • Type Chinese more quickly with an improved character prediction engine and a smarter candidate window.
  • Write multiple Chinese characters using the trackpad and the new, roomier Trackpad window.
  • Live conversion automatically transforms Hiragana into written Japanese as you type.

Faster graphics with Metal.

  • Enjoy faster, more efficient system-level graphics rendering.
  • Experience a richer, more immersive gaming experience.
  • Create content more quickly with accelerated high-performance apps.

Snappier performance for everyday tasks.

  • Launch apps and switch between them more quickly.
  • Access email and render PDFs more quickly.