Complete list of OS X 10.11 El Capitan features

By Peter Chubb - Jun 8, 2015

We already knew that Apple was going to announce OS X 10.11, but what we did not know was its name or features, although we do now. The name Apple has gone with this year is El Capitan, which is no April Fools, and is a famous rock structure in Yosemite.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan comes with some huge improvements, with only the most useful being highlighted. However, there is a huge list of features that has slipped many websites by, as they only wish to tell you those of interest.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan features

We can fully understand why they would do this, as knowing there are to be new trackpad gestures, improvements to Safari, Spotlight enhancements, and Mission Control for a smoother and faster experience are what OS X users want to know about.

You can see those most popular features on The Verge, but what of those other, less published features? Well below we have the complete list of OS X 10.11 El Capitan features that was not shared during Apple’s keynote.

  • AirPlay Video
  • Arabic and Hebrew dictation
  • Autohide menu bar
  • Chinese multiple-character input
  • Copy File path in Finder
  • Create reminder from Share menu
  • Customize font in Safari Reader
  • Designer Disk Utility
  • File copy resume
  • Find my Friends widget
  • Flights data detector
  • Improved AutoFill
  • Improved Pinyin predictions
  • Keyboard shortcut for Chinese to English
  • Last search
  • Mute a tab
  • New Chinese system font
  • New color picker
  • New dictionary languages
  • New Japanese input method
  • New system font
  • Photos edition extensions
  • Redesigned crayon picker
  • Rename from context menu
  • Resizeable Spotlight window
  • Safari top hit in Spotlight
  • Shared Links extensions
  • Strikethrough in Mail format bar
  • Suggested Contacts
  • Suggested events
  • Time to leave

Do you think this is more of an update rather than an upgrade, and do you think Apple has done enough to make it stand out against Windows 10?

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Complete list of OS X 10.11 El Capitan features