Today, Apple seeded the fourth beta of macOS Ventura to its public beta testing group, enabling non-developers to test the new operating system before it is released. The sixth developer beta, which was released earlier this week, and the fourth beta, which arrives two weeks after the third public test, are related.
After installing the appropriate profile from Apple’s beta software website, public beta testers can download the macOS 13 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app.
Stage Manager, a new multi-tasking feature for macOS Ventura, lets users concentrate on one task while other apps wait in the wings. The Stage Manager puts your primary app in the spotlight while hiding your other apps for easy access.
With Continuity Camera, you can utilize your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac, which has a considerably higher camera quality than the one that comes built-in to the computer. In addition to some cool features like Desk View, which takes advantage of the Ultra Wide lens, Apple is developing specialized stands to hold the iPhone alongside a Mac.
In addition, messages now have the ability to undo, edit, and mark messages as unread. Handoff now integrates with FaceTime so that you can answer calls on a Mac before transferring them to another device. Along with FaceTime, SharePlay is now available in Messages, and the Mail app has been updated. There are more relevant search results, the ability to schedule emails, and even the ability to cancel an email up to 10 seconds after it has been sent.
Apple updated System Preferences, renamed them System Settings, introduced support for Shared Tab Groups, and added the Weather and Clock apps to the Mac. In iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, passwords are being replaced with more secure passkeys, and there are enhancements to Spotlight, Visual Lookup, Live Text, and other features.
There are a ton of other features in macOS Ventura, and we have a comprehensive list available in our roundup of the new operating system.