The Rest: Changes Worth Having
As far as I am concerned, the rest of the “major” changes in OS X Lion are not as important as the ones I have talked about in detail. Not that they aren’t useful or welcome, I just don’t see them effecting my workflow like the other changes. I’m still going to mention them for the sake of due diligence, however.
Air Drop is an interesting feature. What it allows users to do is to share files between Macs, given that said Macs are in a certain range of each other. While this sounds amazing at first, it has its draw backs. Personally, I am the only Mac users I really know personally, and thus haven’t had the ability really try out Air Drop. I think Apple (or some budding developer) would be smart to open this feature up to more platforms, like Windows and Linux. This would greatly increase the usefulness of it.
Another issue with Air Drop is that not every Mac can actually use it. It requires a wireless card from a certain set, not just a Mac running Lion. That seems a little shady, Apple.
Mail, Apple’s standard Mac email client, was given a rather significant upgrade with Lion. in my opinion, it is far more useful now than it was in the past. It give you the ability to see messages in conversation view, it handles multiple folders better, and it is more compatible with outside mail sources. I also love putting it in full screen mode. Unfortunately, I am still not completely satisfied with Mail. My hope is to find a better tool for email int he near future.