Time Spent With Lion

Things I like

  • Auto-popup of authentication sheets at public wifi hotspots like Starbucks works great.
  • Love the new spelling correction hints that let you see what it wants to do before autocorrecting it – giving you a chance to say no.
  • Love the fact that you can now hold down a key to get the tilde/umlaut/whatever accent marks.
  • Mission Control allows me to find windows that are open a little faster due to grouping by App than expose
  • I love that Safari auto-restores, and Pages, and Textedit, and…
  • Fast launches
  • Versions of previous pages
  • Apps conforming to the new document standard don’t force me to save before dragging into Mail App, etc.
  • For the same apps, not having to worry about saving the stuff I’m working on when I close the program. It gets saved as I’m working on it too. 
  • Call me nuts but I actually like the new three-column layout in Mail.
  • You can search by multiple terms within Mail, etc.
  • Seeing battery status, etc. on the login screen.
  • PDF annotation. Not just “signature” graphics, but actual text entry, etc. even on PDF’s that are not pre-configured as forms (for an example of the latter, download your typical IRS tax form as PDF).

Things I dislike

  • Effectively borked the minimize-to-app in Mission Control
  • Using “Duplicate” instead of “Save as” can be a bit unexpected at first.
  • The “hold key” behavior does mess up people who like repeat keys enabled.
  • Why did you cripple digital color meter?
  • The “real life” look of the address book and iCal is a bit much, but I can deal with it.