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macOS Sonoma for Mac

An Operating System Made by Apple.

Free
In English
Version 14.5
4.3
Based on 7 user rates

macOS Sonoma overview

macOS Sonoma brings all‑new capabilities that elevate your productivity and creativity. Personalize your Mac with stunning screensavers and widgets that you can add to your desktop. Elevate your presence on video calls with a new way to present your work that keeps you a part of the presentation. Safari profiles and web apps help you organize your browsing in all-new ways. Game Mode boosts gaming performance. And when you upgrade, you get the latest security and privacy protections available for Mac.

Screen Savers
  • Stunning screen savers of locations from around the world seamlessly become your desktop wallpaper when you log-in
Widgets
  • Widgets can be placed anywhere on the desktop and adapt to the color of your wallpaper while working in apps
  • iPhone widgets can be added to your Mac when your iPhone is nearby or on the same Wi-Fi network
  • Interactive widgets let you take actions directly from the widget such as running a shortcut, pausing media, and more
Video Conferencing
  • Presenter Overlay keeps you front and center while sharing your screen
  • Reactions layer 3D effects like hearts, balloons, confetti, and more around you in video calls
Safari and Passwords
  • Profiles keep your browsing separate for topics like work and personal
  • Web apps let you use any website like an app, complete with an icon in the Dock for faster access and a simplified toolbar for easier browsing
  • Enhanced Private Browsing locks your private browsing windows when you’re not using them, blocks known trackers from loading, and removes tracking that identifies you from URLs
  • Password and passkey sharing with trusted contacts
Messages
  • Live Stickers sync from iOS and iPadOS to macOS, giving you access to the Live Stickers you create on your iPhone and iPad
  • Search filters for people, keywords, and content types like photos or links
  • Swipe to reply inline on any iMessage bubble
Gaming
  • Game Mode gives games the highest priority on the CPU and GPU, delivering more consistent frame rates and lower latency to wireless controllers
Keyboard
  • Improved autocorrect accuracy makes typing even easier by leveraging a more powerful transformer-based language model
  • Inline predictive text shows single- and multi-word predictions that you can add by pressing the Space bar
  • Improved Dictation experience supports using your voice and keyboard together to enter text
AirPods
  • Adaptive Audio is a new listening mode that dynamically blends Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency to tailor the noise control experience based on the conditions of your environment
  • Press to mute and unmute your microphone when on a call
  • Improved AirPods automatic switching now detects Mac up to 2X faster
Privacy
  • Sensitive Content Warnings can be enabled to help prevent users from unexpectedly viewing sensitive images in Messages
  • Expanded Communication Safety protections for children now detect videos containing nudity in addition to photos shared through Messages and the Photos picker
Accessibility
  • Live Speech lets you type what you want to say and reads it aloud in FaceTime calls or in-person conversations
  • Personal Voice helps users at risk of speech loss create a voice that sounds like them in a private and secure way using on-device machine learning
  • Made for iPhone compatible hearing devices can be paired and used with Mac
This release includes other features and improvements:
  • One-Time verification code AutoFill from Mail helps you quickly sign into sites in Safari
  • Inline PDFs and document scans in Notes are presented full-width making them easy to view
  • Grocery Lists in Reminders automatically group related items into sections as you add them
  • Option to say "Siri" in addition to "Hey Siri" for a more natural way to activate Siri
  • High performance mode in Screen Sharing improves responsiveness while remotely accessing a Mac with Apple silicon

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices.

What’s new in version 14.5

Improvements and bug fixes:
  • Quartiles is a new and original daily word game that is now available in Apple News+
  • Scoreboard in News+ Puzzles gives you access to new player data for Crossword, Mini Crossword and Quartiles, including stats and streaks

macOS Sonoma for Mac

Free
In English
Version 14.5
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macOS Sonoma qualities

Value
2.7
Ease of use
3.3
Features
2.3
Reliability
3.0
Customer support
2.3

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4.3

(6 Reviews of macOS Sonoma)

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  • User Ratings

Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 14 2024
14.5
4.0
May 14 2024
4.0
Version: 14.5
My experience with this update was that it's sloppy. At one point the installation went BLACK, and stayed there. So I hit Return a few times and the interface came back and continued. Then it finished at went to the login window. I had to log in, couldn't restart or shutdown. So I put in my password and hit return and... Permanent Sit&Spin mode. *grr* I let it cogitate for about 15 minutes, got sick of it and forced a shutdown. *sigh* Then I did a startup, got to the login window and did a couple more restarts to make sure the update had mellowed out. I then finished login and all was well, no complaints. As I posted at one website, the update inspired a few non-expletive words: (1) Cattle Prod (2) Federighi.
Awado
Awado
Mar 10 2024
14.4
0.0
Mar 10 2024
0.0
Version: 14.4
If Apple would work on bugs and usability as much as they work on emojis…
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 7 2024
14.3.1
4.0
Mar 7 2024
4.0
Version: 14.3.1
v14.4 is out today. "macOS Sonoma 14.4 introduces new emoji as well as other features, bug fixes, and security updates for your Mac. -- Emoji • New mushroom, phoenix, lime, broken chain, and shaking heads emoji are now available in emoji keyboard • 18 people and body emoji support facing the opposite direction -- This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes: • Podcasts Episode text can be read in full, searched for a word or phrase, clicked to play from a specific point and used with accessibility features such as Text Size, Increase Contrast, and VoiceOver • Business Updates in Messages for Business let you get updates that you've opted into, like order status, flight notifications, fraud alerts or other transactions from trusted businesses • Safari Favorites Bar adds an option to show only icons for websites - - Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 "
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 9 2024
14.3.1
4.0
Feb 9 2024
4.0
Version: 14.3.1
v14.3.1 is an Oh Thank Gawd moment. The vicious text tossing bug it fixes has to go in the record books as one of the sloppiest pieces of coding I've ever run across. It was literally operating system aggression against its users, like a lion prowling about waiting to BITE YOU if you weren't careful. Amusingly, the update came out within a week after my giving Apple a-piece-of-my-mind via the Feedback app about the mess they'd laid on we victims. Thank you Apple. I just wish it didn't take a swift kick up your backside to get you to fix the crap code you inflict on us. Now... GO FIX THE CRAPPY MUSIC APP ALREADY! Apple has heard from me on that code catastrophe for years, and done zero. Lazy lazy lazy. Fail-To-Scale in evidence.
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Dec 13 2023
14.2
5.0
Dec 13 2023
5.0
Version: 14.2
I always look out for the newest updates, as a matter of principle. I believe that a new version cannot, logically, be worse than the previous one. According to MY logic.😃
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Mar 8 2024
14.4
5.0
Mar 8 2024
5.0
Version: 14.4
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 7 2024
14.3.1
4.0
Mar 7 2024
4.0
Version: 14.3.1
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Dec 13 2023
14.2
5.0
Dec 13 2023
5.0
Version: 14.2
carb
carb
Dec 2 2023
14.1.2
1.0
Dec 2 2023
1.0
Version: 14.1.2
didifri
didifri
Nov 8 2023
14.1.1
5.0
Nov 8 2023
5.0
Version: 14.1.1
ErnoSzakos5558
ErnoSzakos5558
Oct 11 2023
14.0
5.0
Oct 11 2023
5.0
Version: 14.0
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Sep 28 2023
14.0
5.0
Sep 28 2023
5.0
Version: 14.0