Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 With UI Changes And Safari Improvements

Alongside iOS 8 beta 5 download, Apple also released a new version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite to developers, two weeks after releasing the fourth Developer Preview and two months after unveiling the new desktop operating system for Mac computers.

Yosemite-DP5-mainThe update can be download from the Mac App Store and should be available soon via Mac Developer Center. Apple has also made new beta of Xcode, OS X Server, and Alpha Configurator available to developers.

Yosemite-Developer-Preview-5-Xcode-OSX-Server-Apple-ConfiguratorAlthough, Yosemite includes several new features that should enhance the Mac-using experience on a daily basis. Notably,  the Continuity features will promote further integration between OS X 10.10 and iOS 8, allowing creative and productive folks to work in an uninterrupted fashion at their convenience, and with improvements to a number of native apps. OS X Yosemite brings a flatter, more modern look to OS X, with an emphasis on translucency and redesigned dock, windows, and more.

It also includes a multitude of new era of features, such as improved integration, a new “Today” view in Notification Center that offers integration with third-party apps, a retooled Spotlight search with new data sources, and with a variety of new features for apps like Mail, Safari and Messages optimized.

Yosemite-MacBook-ProEach Developer Preview has added new features and refined the look and performance of OS X Yosemite. DP4, for instance, added a revamped version of iTunes with a streamlined design and support for Family Sharing, while an earlier beta introduced a new Dark Mode. This 5th Developer Preview however brings in even more bug fixes and general performance enhancements, and it’s definitely worth updating to if you latched onto the initial beta release.

yosemite_beta_5In order to try Developer Preview, you’ll however need to sign-up to Apple’s Mac Developer Program (costs $99 annually). Simply head over to Mac App Store on your Mac and Grab the OS X Yosemite 10.10 Developer Preview 5.

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What changes are noticed in the new OS X 10.10 Yosemite DP 5 so far. There’s a new setting in Safari to show full website addresses. System Preferences has an updated look with a slightly redesigned top bar. Launchpad has got a new download progress bar, the Volume and Brightness controls in Yosemite have a new esque and many more.