What do you like best?
Mac OS has always been the best Operating System bar none and this version polishes it even more.
Here are some general reasons why Mac OS is the best:
1) Intelligent design
Everything about Mac OS is very intelligently designed. Buttons are exactly where you would expect to find them. The interface is very good at prioritizing the most frequent menu commands so they are always accessible. More advance commands are hidden away, but sensibly you can access them with a single key store, so it’s not a chore to get to them.
2) Stable and snappy
Unlike other OSes, Mac OS is very stable and snappy. There are never any delays in using it.
3) Built in power tools
Mac OS comes with several advance power tools built in such as automatic backups, the ability to take screenshots, built in spell check and auto correct. These work really well and because they are built in, other 3rd party apps can access them allowing them to work seamlessly.
This new version adds several new features including:
Siri - Speak to your Mac
Universal tabs - Access tabs in every application
Picture in Picture - For easily viewing video while working with other applications.
None of the new features are earth shattering, but they are welcome refinements to an already amazing OS.
What do you dislike?
The biggest problem with Mac OS Sierra is that the new features are a bit unnecessary.
I never use Siri, because it’s quicker to type than to speak commands.
Picture in Picture is also another feature that I have no use for.
Universal tabs is awesome.
However, I wish Apple would fix other problems with Mac OS, such as the poor spell check which always misses even obvious misspellings. It would be nice if they had better window management tools. There are 3rd party apps that provide this, but it should really be built in.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you already own a Mac then you should upgrade to OS Sierra immediately. It’s fast and snappy even on older hardware. Each new version of Mac has improved security so by using an older version, you are leaving yourself vulnerable.
If you don’t own a Mac, then switch over today. You don’t know what you are missing! Obviously, not all Windows programs work on Mac. However, there are many Windows emulators available, so if you really need to use a Windows software then it might be possible to run it through emulation.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Mac OS is a core application to my business. I have tried switching to other OS such as Windows and Linux, but none of them are as well thought out as Mac OS. Windows in particular lacks all the awesome shortcuts and power tools that are built into Mac OS. Granted, you can download and install them, but then that wastes time. With Mac OS, everything is there and everything works seamlessly.