It seems that Apple is coming more close to its goal of soon merging their iOS and macOS ecosystems.
Apple has recently announced that they are planning to bring the iOS features like Screen Time and the Siri Shortcuts to their macOS somewhere later in 2019. According to the report from Apple, the company is going to show this update most likely at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) which is to be held in June as a part of the upcoming macOS 10.15 update.
Within this new MacOS update, the Screen Time is the feature that In iOS lets the user set a certain time limit on apps as to how long a user can use them. Now they would also be able to access them from the macOS’s System Preferences.
According to reports, the Screen Time feature works the same way on macOS as it does on iOS. When the user will get to a certain set time limit, they will receive a notification for closing the app.
Siri Shortcuts is the feature that iPhone introduced back in the 2018’s WWDC and now Apple plans to bring it to the macOS as well. Apple acquired the app Workflow which with Siri Shortcuts allows the users to work on more apps with Siri. This let lets the user create the voice-activated app shortcuts for the ones which the users work most frequently on.
This update is going to be better for 2 main following reasons.
- First is that with Siri Support, Mac app will become more useful to users. According to rumors, Apple is already working on the Desktop version of Siri as well.
- Second, it would be beneficial for the iOS developers as they will be able to bring their apps to the macOS.