Design Brief

Photos

Rediscover memories in beautiful new ways.

You’ve spent years capturing moments worth remembering. Now Photos can turn them into unforgettable experiences called Memories. And powerful new technologies make Photos even better at face recognition, let you display all your photos on a world map, and even allow you to search your photos by the objects and scenery in them.

Optimized Storage

When you need more space, let your Mac find it for you.

You’ve spent years capturing moments worth remembering. Now Photos can turn them into unforgettable experiences called Memories. And powerful new technologies make Photos even better at face recognition, let you display all your photos on a world map, and even allow you to search your photos by the objects and scenery in them.

Let Siri locate your files for you.

Working with files is a big part of using a Mac. And Siri makes it a snap. Can’t remember where you saved that report? Ask Siri to search for the documents you opened this week, then refine your results to just the ones with the word “annual” in the title.

Could you ask any more of Siri? In a word, yes.

How much free space do I have on my Mac?

How much free space do I have on my Mac?

Play the top 40 jazz songs

What’s the weather in Frankfurt?

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Files you rarely need are saved in the cloud. Until you need them.

When you need more space, Optimized Storage makes room by storing infrequently used documents, Mail attachments, photos, and previously viewed iTunes movies in the cloud. Files you’ve used recently always remain on your Mac along with optimized versions of your photos. You can easily find every file right where you saved it. Just open it up and download the original as if it was always there.

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Easily get rid of duplicate and obsolete files.

macOS Sierra can keep unneeded files from cluttering up your Mac. It reminds you to delete used app installers, and clears out duplicate downloads, caches, logs, and other unnecessary stuff. So you can be free of junk. It will even get rid of it for you, deleting items that have been in the Trash for 30 days.