Apple today began rolling out the fifth developer beta of macOS Catalina for testing. This comes two weeks after the fourth build was seeded to the same crowd. Those on the public beta program can expect a new build in the next few days.
macOS Catalina has a pretty decent list of new features that will be brought to compatible Mac laptops and desktops. Here’s a rundown of some of the most anticipated.
New Music, TV, and Podcasts apps
iPad app support thanks to Project Catalyst
Sidecar: allowing you to use an iPad as a secondary monitor for your MacBook
All-new Photos app w/ better editing tools
Updated versions of Notes and Safari
Screen Time metrics
All-new Reminders app
Better privacy features
All-new Find My app
Sign In with Apple log-in method
The new build can be installed by heading over to the System Preferences section of the Settings app. From there, hit “Software Update” and you should spot the upgrade ready to be download. Hit download and wait for it to finish installing. You’ll want to plug in your MacBook before installing the update to ensure you don’t run out of juice. Otherwise, sit back and be patient.