When Apple announced OS X 10.10 Yosemite at WWDC last week, the Mac finally received a version of its operating system that more closely resembles some of the design philosophies that iOS 7 brought to the iPhone and iPad. Just like when Apple updated its mobile operating system last year, Yosemite will usher in a new look for all of Apple’s first-party apps, which means that third-party developers will need to start looking at making their own apps fit the overall look and feel of the new OS.
That major shift in interface design took a while on iOS, and that is sure to be the case on the Mac too, but that doesn’t mean that we have to wait for popular apps like Dropbox and Tweetbot to get their official updates before we can get an idea of what they may look like once they’ve been completely Yosemite-ified from the ground up.
Keen to put their design chops to the test, Zinx has set about taking some of our favorite Mac apps and giving them a lick of paint that makes them look right at home on OS X Yosemite. The list of apps includes Tweetbot, Dropbox and Skype as well as a new Calculator widget, too. All look absolutely stunning, and while it’s true that these are all mockups, we can only hope that the folks who are actually working on these apps take some design cues from what the folks at Zinx have managed to come up with.
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is currently in its early beta testing phase, with developers having only had their hands on the operating system for a little over a week. It’s going to take quite some time for new app updates to start rolling out, and with Yosemite not due to be released for a good few months at best, they needn’t rush the process just yet.
Except the folks at Tapbots that is. Can we have a new version of Tweebot for the Mac sooner rather than later, please?
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- Download OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview 1
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