What's new in OS X Mountain Lion
A quick, visual tour of the most important new features in Apple's latest operating system: OS X Mountain Lion
By Macworld Staff | Network World US | Published: 17:52, 30 July 2012
Apple brags that OS X Mountain Lion boasts more than 200 new features. Even though that number involves some creative counting, there are a lot of impressive additions. Here are 14 of the most important.
While many iOS users will welcome Contacts based on the name change alone - especially if, like us, you find yourself trying to open your address book in Spotlight by typing "contacts" - the biggest improvement to the app is the return of the three-column layout. Gone is the need to click a virtual bookmark to ever-so-slowly turn virtual pages. Instead, you can choose from three display modes: card (single column); card and contacts (two columns); or card, contacts and groups (three columns). To retain the app's book-like design, the three-pane view narrows your contacts list, allowing the Groups sidebar to sit on the far left of the page.