The Best Apps That Take Advantage Of Yosemite's New Features

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

Yosemite has been out for a week now, and that means apps are getting updated to support some of its new features. From Notification Center tweaks to Continuity features, here are some of the best apps taking advantage of Yosemite.

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Continuity Keypad Makes Calls from Your Mac

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

Continuity Keypad adds a keypad to your Mac so you make outgoing calls using Handoff. One of the coolest features of Yosemite is Handoff, but the phone calls portion only works one way. You can only answer calls on your Mac. Continuity Keypad lets you dial out.

1Password Uses iCloud Syncing, Wi-Fi Syncing and Dark Mode

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

1Password updated to support a lot of different Yosemite features. You now use it with iCloud Drive, use Wi-Fi sync and use it in dark mode.

Deliveries Tracks Packages Right in Notification Center

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

Deliveries is one of the better package tracking apps out there on iOS and the Yosemite version is even better. The best feature is Notification Center integration. Once it's set up, you can track all your packages right from Notification Center without worrying about opening up an app or searching for a tracking number.

Pocket Integrates Sharing from Anywhere

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

Pocket for Mac now supports Yosemite's Share Extension. That makes it easy to share directly to Pocket right from the any app that supports the native share menu. If you tend to bounce between browsers (or other readers for articles), this is super helpful.

Wunderlist Stuff Your To-Dos Into Notification Center

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

Wunderlist is already our favourite to-do app on the Mac, and the Yosemite version is even better. Not only does it sport a nice, clean, Yosemite look, it also integrates perfectly into Notification Center. You can see your upcoming to-dos, reply directly to a notification, and share anything over to Wunderlist with the share extension. Handoff also works between the iOS apps and Yosemite just as you'd expect.

PCalc Puts an Advanced Calculator Into Notification Center

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

PCalc is a powerful calculator app that does all kinds of calculations. On it's own, it's a just a great little calculator, but the Notification Center integration with the Yosemite update makes it even better. You can pull up PCalc in Notification Center and start calculating right there.

Today Scripts Shows the Output for Any Terminal Command

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

Today Scripts was created by Redditor SHT-2a. It basically allows you to display any Terminal output you in the Notification Center. This could be anything from a battery status to CPU usage. Think of it like GeekTool for your Notification Center.


Comments

    Wow that dialer is awesome... why couldn't Apple ship it with Yosemite?!

    Thanks for the tips. I am pretty sure you can dial from your Mac though by dialling from the search bar in FaceTime. I don't have my Mac in from of me but it's something like that. It's not elegant at all but it works.

      Yeah, select voice panel in the FaceTime app. You can just punch the number and dial or dial via a contact.

    You can make calls from your Mac, even to numbers not in your address book. Type them into the search bar in FaceTime.

    Pro tip: highlight a phone number in Safari, open the drop down box that appears, and select call using iPhone.

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