New macOS 10.13 High Sierra. What’s new and compatibility

Alex Taylor in Free Software,iOS & iPod software,Mac Software,Multimedia/Flash Software,System Utilities,The Company/Releases
28 Sep 2017, 14:09

After months of beta testing, macOS High Sierra is finally available to public. Of course any of us happily jump in as new version always means refined features of the previous one plus lots of new and exciting stuff.

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New and notable in macOS 10.13 High Sierra:

  • Apple File System (APFS), which is aimed to free up some space on your Mac, speed up certain tasks, and offer easier backups.  
  • Support for HEVC, which replaces the previously used H.264 / AVC standard. According to Apple, HEVC can compress 4K videos to up to 40 percent smaller file sizes than AVC without quality loss.
  • VR is finally supported and compatible with SteamVR and the HTC Vive VR headset.  

High Sierra also brings improvements to native apps like Photos, Safari, Mail, Notes, Siri, and Spotlight.

System requirements

The current models of Mac computers that support both Sierra and High Sierra:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (2010 or later)
  • Mac mini (2010 or later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 or later)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or later)
  • iMac Pro 2017

Our team was testing the Beta version of High Sierra to make sure we are prepared to new release and all our apps support it. Have a look at the list of our products that function perfectly well with macOS High Sierra:

Elmedia Player – multi-format media player and online video downloader. Elmedia Player ensures the smoothest HD videos playback saying no to interruptions or slowdowns.

SyncMate – synchronization app for Mac & Android, Google, Dropbox, iOS, MTP and mounted devices.

Folx – friendly and extremely efficient download manager and torrent client for macOS.

Airy – YouTube video downloader for Mac that can extract MP3 from YouTube videos. Downloads complete playlists and channels from the aforementioned website.

FlexiHub – you can work with any remote USB device from your local Mac. You can invite other remote users to access your local devices.

Commander One – dual-pane file manager for Mac. A bright alternative to Finder and FTP manager for OS X and macOS.

USB Network Gate for Mac – share USB devices over IP Network with any remote computer. Allows you to work with USB devices in virtual environment and RDP sessions.

Let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to help!