Mac OS X Lion vs iOS

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by godzilla1200, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. godzilla1200 macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2011
    Believe it or not, today was the first time I touched an iPad. So I was messing around a bit with it and I realized something: That iOS is much much more polished than OS X Lion, even Snow Leopard. Everything looked amazing; everything is animated, everything is consistent with the OS. Looks really polished to the last millimeter. Obviously it has its limitations since it's a portable device and whatnot, but it make me wonder why Mac OS X is not like that. I don't mean exactly like that, but I wish everything in OS X was animated, like OS X, because everything I touched today had an animation of some sort. Mail app, iWork, iCal, Contacts, Safari (even Gmail within Safari) looked much much better.

    I actually loved that Gmail when accessed from Safari, it switched to a Mail-like view.

    If Apple wants to make Mac OS X (or next Mac OS) every bit as iOS, i completely approve. Well, I mean to look like iOS and work like OS, not having butchered apps though.
  2. AppliedMicro macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2008
    I don't.

    I practically lost my a eyesight some weeks ago. There's some hope but I am not going to hold my breath. Now working with just one eye I really, really don't need superfluous animations that distract me from working and actually strain my eyes more than necessary. I work fast, and my eyes are pretty good at "tracking" moving text.

    While I can handle it on a small screen inside my hand (iPad, iPod), it aggravates me on a 17" MBP or 27" iMac in front of me.

    If you like having the UI animated that's all fine and well with me, and I can see people enjoying it, even finding it useful. But as with all things Apple, they don't really give you many choices to customize the UI.
  3. lfc macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2010
    Lion has a lot more animations going on than Snow Leopard, so your getting your wish slowly ;) I love the new animation effects too. It adds just that bit more to the beauty of Mac OS X.

    Simply work around:


    I wouldn't doubt if theres an app for that.

    Edit: There is an app for that

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