The new version of macOS 10.16 is called Big Sur. Big Sur is a coastal region of central California where the Santa Lucia mountain range abruptly breaks off to the Pacific coast. From there, and new desktop wallpaper.
Designers redrawn many elements of the operating system. At first glance, there were much more translucent elements. The standard application interface has also been redesigned.
There is a Control Center, which allows you to control various functions of the system. For example, you can change the brightness or volume, open the Wi-Fi menu, switch the track, etc. Shortcuts to various functions from the Control Center can be transferred directly to the top bar so that they can be accessed directly.
The notification center also got a new look. Users can interact with alerts, add widgets from the gallery (which are available in several sizes).
Updates received applications Messages and Maps. They became the next utilities that were developed using Mac Catalyst. Thus, they can boast the same innovations as mobile versions of applications. In particular, a search appeared in Messages, the function for adding photos was redesigned, memoji were added, you can pin messages. Favorite places, indoor navigation, and other features that appeared in the version of the program for iOS 14 appeared in Maps.
A significant update was received by the Safari browser. First of all, I note the emergence of extension support. Installed extensions can only provide access to your data for a specific time. The start page can now be customized. You can set wallpapers (from the proposed list or your own images), add different sections (reading list, tabs from iCloud). When you open a large number of tabs, their grouping has improved, when you hover over the tabs, a screenshot of the page appears. On sites displayed in a language foreign to the user, a page translation icon appears in the address bar. In addition, they improved the security and speed of the browser.