Apple’s Vivek Bhardwaj joined the Mac Power Users Podcast to talk about the arrival of shortcuts to macOS, among other things. The arrival of shortcuts to Mac is something that many had not dared to expect, but it will be part of macOS Monterey when it ships later this year.
Apple announced macOS Monterey during its WWDC keynote on Monday and we’ve been learning more about it ever since. We also learn a bit more through the Mac Power Users podcast, with Apple putting Bhardwaj in for an interview.
WWDC 2021 has brought new versions of all of Apple’s software platforms, with a host of features arriving all at once. This week, Stephen and David discuss the changes and speak with Apple’s Vivek Bhardwaj about the new Mac shortcuts and what they mean for traditional (and future) Mac automation.
The entire episode, and indeed the entire Mac Power Users podcast catalog, is worth listening to.
In this episode, Bhardwaj explained that the feedback provided by iPhone and iPad users was what made it possible to bring shortcuts to Mac. They also went on to say that Shortcuts is integrating deeply with macOS, rather than getting stuck at the top as it might. have been the case.
Apple’s macOS Monterey update is available as a developer beta right now, while it will be available to the public later this fall.