During the 2020 edition of WWDC Apple has announced several innovations regarding its operating systems, from iOS to macOS. Focusing on this last user experience, the Cupertino company spoke of Mac Catalyst, a technology that allows you to quickly port of apps from iPad and iPhone to Mac.
Essentially, Apple’s goal is to bring more advanced versions of its applications to macOS. The Catalyst versions of the apps, which are based on the code for iOS / iPadOS, are the ones that users have come to know via mobile devices. This means that the Cupertino company is slowly bringing the software available on the iPhone and iPad to Mac. Catalyst technology allows developers to quickly port from one version to another.
In the past, Apple has already unveiled some Catalyst apps, from Podcasts to Commands, via Voice Memos. However, Apple’s ambitions are clearly much bigger and, during the event, the have been announced Catalyst versions of the Messages and Maps applications, which has been rumoured for some time.
In conclusion, Apple continues to renew applications for Mac, going in a sense to “unify” the experience between the various devices. This is certainly good news, given that, for example, the version of the Messages app for Mac had been abandoned to itself for some time already.
For more details on the macOS update, we advise you to consult the dedicated news.