Introducing iPadOS 14 – redesigned applications with Scribble and Universal Search
Collection of calls Input and Siri
Incoming calls (including FaceTime calls), interactions with Siri, as well as the Search application in iPadOS 14 have been designed in a new and compact way. This move is useful for iPad users and can increase their productivity. From now on, phone calls and FaceTime instead of occupying the entire screen, will only appear in the form of a narrow strip at the top of the screen, and if the user does not want to answer them, he can easily reject the call and remain focused on his previous work. . In iPadOS 14, Siri is placed at the bottom of the screen after activation. In this way, the user can easily point to the information on the screen in his interaction with Siri (when running other applications or controlling music, Siri will leave quickly and not disturb the user).
Universal Search, a revolution in search
The search application in iPadOS 14 has been fundamentally changed, to the extent that Apple calls it Universal Search. Using Universal Search, in addition to searching for applications, you can also search for content inside the application, files and quick information. Thanks to the compact appearance of Universal Search, the user can start his search from anywhere without leaving the application he is working with. Not to mention, most of the new features mentioned in the previous version were still there, but by changing the look of Search, Apple intends to make it as similar as possible to Spotlight (the search program on the Mac).
Redesigning the sidebar and making things easier
In many iPadOS 14 apps – including Photos, Files, Notes, Calendar and Apple Music – the sidebar design has changed and navigation has been centralized. In this way, by keeping the content in the front and center, it is easier to navigate inside the application. Also, more efficient toolbars and new pull-down menus provide access to application controls in one place.
Convert handwriting to typed text with Scribble
Thanks to iPadOS 14 support for Scribble feature, the user’s handwriting with Apple Pencil in any text field will be automatically converted to typed text. This way, things like replying to messages in iMessage or searching in the Safari browser are easier and faster. The positive point is that the entire process of writing with a pen and converting it to typed text is done on the iPad itself, and this increases security. When taking notes using the Apple Pencil, a feature called Smart Selection uses machine learning on the device to distinguish handwriting from drawing. In this way, the user can select and copy the handwritten text and paste it elsewhere in typed form. Also, with the shape detection feature in Notes, the user can transfer geometrically correctly drawn shapes when adding diagrams and illustrations in the Notes application.
Interacting with handwritten text, data recognizers can recognize phone numbers, dates, and addresses and allow the user to act on them. For example, a user can call a number by tapping on it, or add an event directly to the Calendar, or even show a location on Maps. It should be noted that Scribble initially supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, as well as a combination of English and Chinese. In this way, a user who is fluent in both languages can write English and Chinese words together without having to switch languages.
Augmented reality improvement
Undoubtedly, augmented reality is a powerful technology that makes it possible to do some things in ways that were not possible in the past. ARKit 4 (the latest software development kit Apple for developing reality applications (Added) with the all-new Depth API, allowing developers to have more precise access to depth information; The information recorded by the new iPad Pro scanner, the LiDAR Scanner. Using the Depth API, developers can incorporate new capabilities into their apps, for example, taking accurate body measurements to virtually fit clothes, or virtually trying paint on the walls of a room before painting it.
All apps in iPadOS 14 are required to obtain permission from the user before tracking. By the end of this year, summaries of developers’ privacy practices will be displayed on App Store product pages in a simple, easy-to-understand format, according to Apple. Additionally, users can sign in with Apple by updating their current accounts. Another interesting point is that in applications that ask the user for permission to access the location, the user can share their approximate location instead of providing their exact location to the developer.
– In iPadOS 14, users can pin their conversations in the Messages app to the top of the message list, easily keep up with active group conversations through in-line mentions and replies, and also by placing a group photo ( Personalize your conversations using images or emojis. According to Apple, the new Memoji in the Messages app are more diverse than before and include more hairstyles, hats, and smiley faces.
• Due to the addition of new features called cycling directions (addressing while cycling) and Guides, navigating with the Maps program has become easier. cycling directions can provide the user with information such as the height above sea level, how crowded the streets are, and the presence of stairs on the road ahead. Guides can also suggest a list of interesting places in the city to the user. These lists are actually a selection of reliable sources – such as AllTrails, Complex, The Infatuation, Time Out Group and The Washington Post – and therefore Guides are a good way to find new restaurants and popular attractions.
– Controlling the smart home with the Home application has become easier, thanks to the new offers related to automation and the expansion of controls in the Control Center section for faster access to appliances and environments. The user can automatically adjust the color temperature of the lamps throughout the day using Adaptive Lighting. iPhone video and cameras can also identify friends and other family members thanks to facial recognition. Of course, all this is provided that the said equipment is compatible with the HomeKit software framework. It should be noted that all the information related to the user’s home appliances is completely encrypted and has high security.
– The Safari browser in iPadOS 14, by providing a Privacy Report, gives the user the option to easily see which cross-site trackers are blocked. Also, Safari helps the user with password monitoring to detect saved passwords that may have been leaked. Internal translation from the entire web page is also one of the other features of this browser.
– Headphone Accommodations is one of the features of iPadOS 14 that can enhance weak sounds and songs. VoiveOver (which reads the text on the screen to the blind) can automatically identify what is visually displayed on the screen. Another cool feature is sign language recognition in Group FaceTime, which can make a deaf person speaking in sign language stand out more in video calls.
The developer preview version of iPadOS 14 has been available to developers since June 22 (July 2) through the developer.apple.com website. Next month, users can get the beta version of this operating system by visiting beta.apple.com. But iPad users can update their tablet operating system to iPadOS 14 for free this fall. This update can be downloaded for the following models: iPad Air 2 and above, all iPad Pro, iPad 5th generation and above and finally iPad Mini 4 and above.
It is true that this new version is called iPadOS 14, but to be more precise, less than a year has passed since iPadOS. According to some experts, Apple wants this mentality by creating iPadOS. iPhone and iPad are so different that they need their own operating systems. Perhaps, according to Apple, the release of a separate operating system for the iPad will give this tablet a different character and make it stand out. But we have to admit that the iPad has separated its way from the iPhone in many ways. For example, mouse and trackpad support was added to the iPad last year. Also, the iPad’s home-screen was enriched by the addition of widgets (something that was recently added to the iPhone as well). Needless to say, the multitasking system on the iPad is far more powerful than the one on the iPhone.