macOS Catalina Developer Beta 5 Now Available

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
  • Voice Control

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.