I don’t know where to start with Lion, it’s the simple changes which make all the difference. Some features I find pointless on my iMac but some are amazing on my MacBook Air and to start, I’m just going to talk about the little things which make OS X Lion special.
First off, something which is a long time coming. If you need to type café and want to put the accent over the letter you simply hold down the letter on the keyboard and you get several options! Simply hit the relevant number and you get the accented letter.
It works for pretty much all languages and if you need more options, simply add more languages to your Keyboard Settings. Greek, French, Spanish, Latin, you name it they’re all there.
The next handy feature I’ve found is Spotlight Previews – When you search for a file using Spotlight, sometimes it’s hard to find the right file.
Now, simply hovering your mouse over the search results will show live previews of each of the documents, images and files. Kinda like ‘Quick Look’ but right from the search results!
More will follow as I start collating all the new stuff I find and I will do an iCloud specific post talking about iOS and Lion’s use of the new iCloud service.