Apple seeds fourth public beta of macOS Catalina to public testers

Apple is keeping up with its beta seeds, this time releasing the latest macOS Catalina version for public beta testers.

Apple on Thursday officially seeded the fourth public beta of macOS Catalina to public beta testers. While this is meant for those in the public who want to try out the pre-release software, it’s still meant for secondary devices and should not be installed on daily drivers. The software is still liable to have performance issues and other bugs.

To update, public beta testers need to open System Preferences –> Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions. If you are not part of the public beta program yet but want to sign up, you can do so here.

macOS Catalina, like the other major updates to Apple’s platforms, is a big one. It not only separates the iTunes software, essentially breaking up the behemoth product, but also adds a variety of new features to the mix, including the Sidecar feature which can turn an iPad into a secondary display for the Mac.

iTunes is the big focal point for Apple with Catalina. With the desktop operating system’s incoming update, the software will be separated into three separate apps: Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV. This should make content management more manageable.

Screen Time is also coming to Macs with Catalina, allowing users to easily set rules for apps and more. Project Catalyst will make it easier for developers to make their iPad apps available on macOS.

There is much more to the latest version of macOS Catalina. The new desktop operating system will have its public launch later this year, presumably sometime before the end of September.

Are you trying out the public beta? If so, how are you liking Apple’s latest update to its desktop operating system so far?