Mountain Lion Overview.
I am impressed so far with mountain lion. I love the new safari features allowing me to see websites I've visited through iCloud now I can see them on my iPhone and iPad too. I love the new moving documents feature, now I can have documents in iCloud edit them on my iPhone and iPad send them back to my Mac and brows different versions of the same document. I love the rename feature.
Some minor issues Im still trying to work out. In the new messages app, I still haven't figured out how to send a message to a contact, I've figured out how to add people I want to send messages too and so on but the send function always seems to be dimmed even after I've typed in my password. This app needs a preferences window to allow users to remove their passwords particularly if we don't share our computers with other users.
Mail is working really well. Contacts seems very good and now I can edit them on the Mac and the changes automatically go to my other devices.
I love the new calendar application. I can now edit events on one device and all changes take effect on my other devices.
Love the new reminders application on the Mac. Now I can finally delete reminders on the Mac and have iCloud delete them from other devices.
Voice over is better than it's ever been pronounces words better, easier to add words to the dictionary as well.
The Australian price is the same as the US one, that's a change for apple but it's a good one none the less.
I've tried the dictation feature in the notes application, and it works. Tip for users, insure there is little or no background noise.
As I am partially blind I am able to give partially blind users some feedback about iPhoto. Provided you have enough sight to see the photos and know what to do you're going to love the iPhoto application. You can now share photos easier than ever meaning you can upload them to your twitter account and so on.
I love the fact you can now isolate the voice over audio separately from the system audio. This is a fantastic feature not just for totally blind people but partially blind people like me who use voice over when the eyes get tired. Now I can have voice over in one set of output speakers meaning voice over doesn't speak over the top of music I'm listening too.
If I was to give Mountain Lion a rating I would give it 4 and 3 quarter stars, I hope I can resolve the issues I'm having with the new messages application soon.