Guilherme Rambo: macOS 10.15 to Ship with Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts »

Guilherme Rambo, continuing an incredible week at 9to5Mac:

Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Worldwide Developers conference in June.

According to people familiar with the development of macOS 10.15 – which has been in the works for at least two years – the new version will include support for Siri Shortcuts, a feature introduced in iOS 12 which allows users to create custom voice shortcuts for actions that can be done in apps.

It’s also likely that the Shortcuts app – a result from the acquisition of Workflow – will be available on macOS, the inclusion of system-wide support for Siri Shortcuts on macOS 10.15 strongly suggests it.

This makes a lot of sense for iOS apps that will make the jump to the Mac, but I hope that Apple can integrate standard AppKit apps as well.

He goes on:

Screen Time on the Mac will work just like it does on iOS. There will be a new panel in System Preferences to configure the feature. When the time limit for an app has been exceeded, an overlay will be shown, allowing the user to either close the app or unlock the app with a passcode.

This will be great. I use Screen Time now on my iOS devices, but it bothers me that my Mac — where I do the bulk of my computing — is left out of these stats.

There is no doubt in my mind that 10.15 is going to be the biggest release of macOS in years. This feels like the start of a new era for the Mac and its software. I mean, he closes the post with this:

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