The Most Anticipated New Features of Apple's Mac OS X Lion

There are more than 250 features in Apple's new operating system, Lion, which will be made available in the App Store in July for only $29. The Atlantic Wire's John Hudson took a look at the complete list and watched what tech bloggers were saying after Steve Jobs' keynote address at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference to determine which features are the most anticipated.

AirDrop "By selecting a new AirDrop menu option, users will be able to send documents by dragging and dropping the document onto the picture of other users who are running Lion's AirDrop nearby," explains Charles Hamilton at GigaOm. "Both sender and recipient will be able to confirm transfers before a document is sent, after which the document will appear in the recipient's Downloads folder. AirDrop will be based on peer-to-peer networking, thus simplifying setup."

Mail app "The new mail app looks a lot like the Mail app on the iPad," explains Business Insider. "There's a two-column view with your inbox on the left and message preview on the right. It also has a conversations view, which shows you e-mails in the order you received them."

Mission Control This feature "combines Exposé, full screen apps, Dashboard and Spaces into one unified experience for a bird's eye view of every app and window running on your Mac," writes Apple Insider. "With a simple swipe, your desktop zooms out to display your open windows grouped by app, thumbnails of your full screen apps and your Dashboard, and allows you to instantly navigate anywhere with a tap."

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