OS X El Capitan

By Apple

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OS X El Capitan, the latest version of the Mac operating system, builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of ways that you’ll enjoy everyday. 

Make the most of your screen with Split View.
• Focus on two apps at once – neatly arranged side by side — in full screen without distractions.

Take control of your desktop with Mission Control.
• View all your open windows in a single layer with no overlap, so you can instantly find that window you’re looking for.
• Create a new desktop space easily by dragging a window to the top of your screen.

Smarter search in Spotlight.
• Search for weather, stocks, sports, web video, and transit information right in Spotlight.
• Use your own words to search for files on your Mac, like “Documents I edited yesterday.”
• Resize the Spotlight window and move it anywhere on the screen.

Handy improvements in Mail.
• Use your trackpad to manage your inbox with a swipe, just like on iPhone. Swipe right to mark as read or unread, or swipe left to delete.
• Mail automatically suggests contacts and events from your messages to help you keep your Contacts and Calendar organized.
• An improved full-screen view lets you switch between your inbox and your draft email messages.

A simple and powerful all-new Notes app.
• Format your notes with titles, paragraph headings, bullets, numbers, and checklists.
• Save rich content like photos, videos, documents, PDFs, web links, and map locations.
• Easily search and browse the content from all your notes in the Attachments Browser.
• Add content to a note directly from other OS X apps using the Share menu.
• Create notes on your Mac and they’ll automatically sync to your iOS devices using iCloud. 

New ways to organize and enhance your images in Photos.
• Photos automatically organizes your library and helps you edit like a pro with simple and powerful editing tools.
• Access your library on all your devices with iCloud Photo Library.
• Add or edit location data, and batch change titles, descriptions, and keywords.
• Sort your albums and the photos in them by date, title, and more.
• Use third-party editing extensions to take your photo editing to the next level. 

Better surfing in Safari.
• Keep your favorite websites open, up to date, and easily accessible with Pinned Sites.
• Choose a font and theme for Reader, including Sepia and Night themes.
• Mute web page audio from the Smart Search field. 

Maps, now with Transit view.
• See transit lines and stations for select cities, including subway, train, bus, and ferry routes.
• Plan your trip based on when you want to leave or arrive.
• Research your trip on your Mac and share it to your iPhone or iPad for use on the go.

New fonts.
• Designed for Retina displays, beautiful system font San Francisco is crisp, clear and space efficient. 
• PingFang (苹方), the new Chinese system font, is designed for crisp readability in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
• Hiragana Sans, the Japanese system font, now features additional weights.
• Four new Japanese fonts let you add a personal touch to documents and presentations.

Improved input methods for Chinese and Japanese.
• Type Chinese more quickly with an improved character prediction engine and a smarter candidate window.
• Write multiple Chinese characters using the trackpad and the new, roomier Trackpad window.
• Live conversion automatically transforms Hiragana into written Japanese as you type.

Faster graphics with Metal.
• Enjoy faster, more efficient system-level graphics rendering.
• Experience a richer, more immersive gaming experience.
• Create content more quickly with accelerated high-performance apps.

Snappier performance for everyday tasks.
• Launch apps and switch between them more quickly.
• Access email and render PDFs more quickly.


What's new in Version 10.11.6

The OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.



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Customer Reviews

Forced To Upgrade And Compoletely Shocked!!!!

I’ve been running Mountain LIon for ages, I think many of us have had bad experiences regarding upgrades and such, so , no need to go into specifics. Recently, Logic Pro X was upgraded, and it was only available to users who have upgraded to El Capitan. I held back for a few months, for, I have such fear upgrading, I’ve had horrific experiences in the past. I called tech support and discussed it with them, I did a Time Machine back up as advised, and off I went. Fearing the worst, I was expecting to go back to my Time Machine backup, I am completely shocked to find that my computer was actually running better than before, I figured lets wait awhile, I dont trust this. Now it’s close to a month, and I am still completely in disbelief, it’s like I have a new machine. All the glitches I’ve been living with for so very long are gone, and there are absolutely no hiccups/problems in anyway. Now my machine is running like a new machine, I cant believe it. I would recommend doing a Time Machine backup without question, I am completely blown away with how smooth and seamless this upgrade went for me, and how well my machine is working.

pretty painless

Updated a mid-2010 iMac (8GB RAM) from 10.7.5 (Lion). Downloaded update overnight, then it took about an hour to install the update. Following that, it took a little over an hour to finish all the necessary post-login processing (e.g. reformat email) before I could get to work. Will do App updates later as I have time. Overall, the update was mostly painless. The only moment of apprehension was when I first attempted to login, and it took the system tens of minutes before it finished everything it had to do before asking the setup questions.

Given the large number of complaints I’ve read here, I have to ask: did any of these complainers produce a bootable image with SuperDuper or Chronosync so they could simply back out if the worst happened? This is just good management practice, I recommend EVERYONE do it. Having worked in tech for a long time, what I can say with confidence is that the three OSX upgrades I’ve done have been easier than any other OS I’ve worked with. Maybe I’m just lucky, or maybe The Universe decided to be nice to me because I always have a bootable image at hand, or maybe the Apple folks really are better than M$. If the latter … thanks, Apple!!

Way too many fonts needed just for the OS

I’m in the printing industry, and even with a better Font Manager than Font Book, there are simply way too many fonts needed by the OS that I can’t remove without causing problems. The more fonts in use, the greater the likelihood of a font conflict. The more fonts I can never disable, the more frequently I start seeing font conflict issues. Even Yosemite had too many baseline fonts at around 56, but that is much better than El Capitan’s 159 fonts I can never disable. The number was over 700 before I whittled them down to the absolutely necessary fonts. Really, Apple? You needed to almost triple the number of necessary fonts? I don’t like this trend and Apple should do what it can to reverse it. This is becoming a serious problem for one of the core industries that have supported you since Adobe introduced PostScript and Apple the Laserwriter.

Other than the font issue, I have no problems with El Capitan itself other than the constant obsolecense caused by OS and Apps leapfrogging each other and forcing purchases and upgrades so frequently. At least Mac OS is free, so thanks for that.


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OS X El Capitan
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This app is designed for OS X
  • Mac App Store Price: Free
  • Category: Utilities (Mac)
  • Updated: Jul 18, 2016
  • Version: 10.11.6
  • Size: 6.21 GB
  • Language: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Seller: Apple
Rated 4+

Requirements: OS X 10.6.8 or later

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