mac OS Sierra and AVA

On the 21st of September 2016 Apple released the latest version of their operating system called mac OS Sierra.

AVA are pleased to advise that the latest version of AVA software runs on mac OS Sierra. Therefore if you would like to take advantage of the new features in Sierra you can update for free when ever you are ready. Please remember and run a back up before updating just incase! If you need any assistance in doing this please do not hesitate to contact AVA Technical Support.

What are the features of mac OS Sierra that will be of most benefit to AVA users?

You now have the option of tabs in AVA. This means you can work with many different files open in AVA but have just one global design window. This reduces desktop clutter giving you a cleaner working environment. As example below illustrates:


Floating windows now have a magnetic effect which makes it simpler for you to position your floating windows.

Siri, Just like you Siri can do great new things on a mac. No matter what you’re working on your intelligent personal assistant is always a click away. The handy features of Siri on iOS are now on your mac along with brand-new ways to help you with the things you do every day on your desktop.

Important note to AVA users. The default short cut to speak with Siri is ‘command space’, this is the same as the zoom shortcut in AVA. Therefore it a good idea to go to System Preferences > Siri and change the shortcut to avoid frustrations.  If you are not sure how to do this please contact AVA Technical support and we will be happy to help you.

Optimised Storage. Is your storage space maxed out? then its not a problem with mac OS Sierra. Sierra can help make more room by automatically storing rarely used files in iCloud and keeping them available on demand. It can also help you find and remove old files you no longer use. So the files you’ve used most recently stay on your mac and there’s always room for new ones.

Easily get rid of duplicate and obsolete files. mac OS Sierra can keep unneeded files from cluttering up your mac. It prompts you to delete used app installers and clears out duplicate downloads caches logs and other unnecessary stuff. You can also easily find and delete large apps and files or ones you simply don’t use. So you can be free of clutter. It can even get rid of it for you deleting items that have been in the Trash for 30 days.

Universal Clipboard, Copy on one device. Paste on another. Copy images video and text from an app on your iPhone. Then paste into another app on your nearby mac” or vice versa. There are no extra steps. Just copy and paste as you normally do. Found a great recipe while browsing on your mac? Paste the ingredients straight to the shopping list on your iPhone.

To read about all the other features and to find out how to update please follow the link: http://www.apple.com/uk/macos/sierra/


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