In order to allow non-developers to test the new macOS Ventura operating system ahead of its release, Apple seeded the second version of the operating system to the public. Two weeks after the first public alpha, the second alpha comes along with the fourth developer alpha.
The macOS 13 Ventura update can be downloaded from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app.
Stage Manager is a new multi-tasking option that lets you focus on a task while other apps wait in the wings. Stage Manager puts your main app front and center so you can access it quickly.
The built-in Mac camera has a worse camera quality than the Continuity Camera does. Desk View, which uses the Ultra Wide lens, is one of the neat features that Apple has built.
Handoff can be used to answer calls on the Mac and then transfer them over to another device, and Messages can be edited and marked as unread. The Mail app has been updated and SharePlay can be used in Messages. Emails can be scheduled, and there is an option to remove an email for up to 10 seconds.
The Weather and Clock apps were brought to the Mac, as well as a new System Preferences and support for shared tab groups. There are updates to Spotlight, Live Text, and more, as well as the replacement of passwords with more secure PassKeys.
We have a full rundown of all of the other features in macOS Ventura in our dedicated macOS Ventura roundup.