Apple Updating Latest New Mac Apps in Catalina

The News, Socks and Home apps.

When macOS Mojave included the News, Home, Stock and Voice Memos apps for the first time, a lot of people rejoiced that these standard iOS apps could finally be used on a Mac. But the results were a little disappointing as the apps lacked the look, feel and often features of standard Mac apps. But Craig Federighi, the head of software at Apple, admits that they know about these shortcoming and are planning on fixing them.

Apple’s Project Catalyst makes it easier for developers to build apps for both iOS and macOS and these four apps were an early use of the tools by Apple to bring those apps to the Mac. It sounds like now that Project Catalyst has matured a bit, Apple will revisit these apps and enhance them in time for the public beta of Catalina next month.