10 Things Mac OS does Better than Windows

I made a video recently on my Youtube Channel about why to Get a Macbook instead of a PC Laptop. But since what makes all Macs special is the software itself, today we will see 10 Ways Mac OS is better than Windows.


The debate over whether Macs or PCs are “better” is ongoing. Of course, “better” is a subjective term; for example, Macs are generally considered easier to use, but for a long-time Windows user, a Mac may not seem that way at first.

When choosing an OS, hardware, budget, and ecosystem should all be taken into consideration. It’s impossible to make a blanket statement about which is better. Both serve different needs and have unique features.

In this post, we’ll focus on the 10 features that make Mac OS better than Windows.

1. Integration with Apple Devices

  • Seamless connectivity with iPhones and iPads
  • Easy transferring of files between devices

One of the standout features of macOS is its integration with Apple devices, particularly iPhones and iPads. This allows for seamless connectivity between devices, making it easy to transfer files and share information. For instance, you can use the Continuity feature to transfer documents and files between your Mac and iPhone or iPad by dragging and dropping them onto your device. Additionally, Handoff enables you to start working on a document or project on one device and pick up where you left off on another.

Moreover, macOS integrates with iCloud, Apple’s cloud storage service, which allows you to store and access your documents and media from any device. This is especially useful for users who work on multiple devices or need to access their files while on the go.

A lot of features are shared between macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, creating an ecosystem that allows your Apple devices to communicate with each other. We will explore some of these features in detail in the upcoming sections.

2. User Experience

  • Clean and intuitive interface
  • Comparison to Windows user experience

One of the key features that sets macOS apart from Windows is its clean and intuitive user interface. macOS is renowned for its simplicity and ease of use, with a design that emphasizes functionality and usability.

The Launchpad on macOS is a central hub where you can view all of your apps and launch them quickly.

The Dock at the bottom of the screen provides easy access to frequently used apps and tools, while the top menu bar gives you quick access to system settings and controls.

Mac OS also has some of the most beautiful and sleek animations, for example when opening and closing apps or invoking Stage Manager.

The Multi-Touch Trackpad or Magic Mouse offers intuitive touch controls and useful actions that are easy to remember. In contrast, Windows can feel cluttered and overwhelming, with a more complex interface that may be confusing for some users. It also has more system settings and options that can be overwhelming.

Windows 11 has made the interface cleaner and consistent, but it still doesn’t have the same polish as Mac OS. It’s a beautiful operating system.

3. Security

  • Strong reputation for security
  • Features like Gatekeeper and FileVault

MacOS has a strong reputation for security and is widely considered to be more secure than Windows. Apple places a great emphasis on security during the development of MacOS, and the operating system includes several built-in features to help protect against malware and unauthorized access to your files.

One such security feature is Gatekeeper, which helps to prevent the installation of malicious software. Gatekeeper verifies the digital signature of apps before they are installed to ensure they come from a trusted source.

Another important security feature is FileVault, which encrypts the files on your Mac to protect them from unauthorized access. This is particularly useful for users who work with sensitive data and want to ensure their files are secure.

In comparison, Windows has a history of being more vulnerable to malware and other security threats. While Windows does include some security features, it is generally considered to be less secure than MacOS.

4. iCloud

  • Seamless integration with Apple’s cloud storage service
  • Easy access to documents and media from any device

iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage service, seamlessly integrated into MacOS, making it easy for users to store and access their documents and media from any device. This is especially useful for those who work on multiple devices or need to access their files while on the go.

The key advantage of iCloud is its integration with MacOS, allowing users to easily access their files from any device by simply logging into their iCloud account. It also includes features such as automatic backup, ensuring that files are always backed up and protected in case of device failure or loss.

iCloud offers features not found on Windows, such as iCloud Photos, which can back up and sync your media library from any device. It also comes with iCloud Keychain, which stores website login information and credit card details used with autofill in different apps. Plus, the Find My app can help you locate and protect lost Apple devices.

Microsoft attempted to address this issue in Windows 11 by making OneDrive the default cloud storage within the OS, but it falls short of iCloud’s seamless integration.

5. Finder

  • Powerful tool for managing and organizing files
  • Tag feature for easy categorization and searching

Finder is the default file manager for MacOS, offering a powerful and user-friendly interface for managing and organizing your files. One of its key advantages is its intuitive navigation, making it easy to find the files you need.

Finder also includes a number of useful features, such as tags, which allow you to categorize and quickly search for specific files. This is particularly beneficial for users with large file collections, as it helps keep them organized and easy to locate.

Finder Tags

Finder has an edge over File Explorer due to its Quick Actions feature. This feature enables you to perform certain operations on a file, depending on its type. For instance, you can Control Click an image in Finder, select Quick Actions from the popup menu, and create a PDF, convert an image, or even remove its background.

Quick Actions

Windows’ File Explorer can be complex and unintuitive for some users, lacking the advanced features and customization options available in Finder.

6. Spotlight

Spotlight is a search tool in MacOS that helps you quickly locate files, documents, and other info. It is better and easier to use than the search feature in Windows.

Spotlight can help you find apps, documents, emails, and more. Plus, with Siri Suggestions, you can get news, sports scores, weather, stock prices, and more. It can even do calculations for you.

One of the top advantages of Spotlight is its ability to search within files, which makes it easier to find specific info even if you don’t know where it is stored. It also includes more options, such as searching for files by type or metadata, which can help you find the file you need.

Spotlight Search supports natural language search, which uses algorithms to interpret words in the right context and provide relevant results. For instance, you can type “unread emails” to view all your unread emails, or “photos from March” to find all the photos (including screenshots) from the month of March. You can even create a timer from the search bar.

The search feature in Windows is not as powerful or user-friendly as Spotlight, though recent updates to Windows 11 have made it much better.

7. Continuity

  • Connects Macs with other Apple devices, such as iPhones and iPads
  • Allows for easy file transfer, phone calls, and text messaging from a Mac

Continuity is a set of features in MacOS that enables you to easily connect your Mac to other Apple devices, such as iPhones and iPads. It offers a range of benefits, including the ability to transfer files and documents between devices via drag and drop, as well as making phone calls and sending text messages directly from your Mac, increasing productivity and convenience.

Continuity Camera enables you to use your iPhone as a webcam, providing unique features for your next video call or livestream. Plus, you can use your iPhone to scan documents and insert photos directly into your Mac projects.

Universal Control enables you to control both your Mac and iPad with a single keyboard and mouse or trackpad. Enjoy a seamless transition between devices as you move your cursor. Unlock the potential of both devices and create like never before.

The Universal Clipboard feature enables users to copy and paste content such as text, images, photos, and videos across Apple devices. In contrast, Windows does not offer similar features for seamless connectivity between devices. The best available option for Android users is the Phone Link app on Windows 11, which has only basic features.

8. Handoff

  • Allows users to start working on a document on one device and pick up where they left off on another
  • Increases productivity and convenience

Handoff is a feature in MacOS that enables users to start working on a document or project on one device and then seamlessly pick up where they left off on another. This is especially useful for those who use multiple devices or need to access their files while on the go.

The key advantage of Handoff is its ability to automatically sync progress between devices, making it easy to switch without losing work. It also allows users to continue working on a document or project even when they don’t have access to their primary device, improving both productivity and convenience.

In contrast, Windows does not offer a similar feature that enables continuity between devices. Users may need to use third-party tools or manual transfer methods to move files between devices and continue working on a project.

9. AirDrop & AirPlay

  • Easily share files with other nearby Apple devices without the need for a Wi-Fi network

AirDrop is a feature in MacOS that makes it easy to share files with other Apple devices in the vicinity. No Wi-Fi network is needed. This is especially helpful for users who want to quickly transfer files to friends or colleagues without worrying about connectivity.

AirDrop stands out for its simplicity and ease of use. Just drag and drop a file onto the AirDrop icon to send it to another nearby device. The process is fast and convenient. Plus, AirDrop encrypts the files during transfer, ensuring their security.

You can use AirPlay to stream or share content from your Apple devices to your Apple TV, Smart TV, or Mac. Stream a video, share photos, or mirror your device’s screen — all without any third-party apps.

AirPlay mirroring allows you to share content from your Apple device, such as websites, presentations, and spreadsheets, with everyone in the room on a larger screen.

Unfortunately, Windows does not offer a similar native feature. Third-party solutions are available, but they cannot match the seamless experience provided by Mac OS.

10. Better Updates

MacOS is renowned for its automatic update feature, which keeps your device up-to-date with the latest security patches. This is especially beneficial for users who want to ensure their device is secure and running optimally.

The automatic update feature in MacOS offers several advantages. It ensures your device is always running the latest version with the latest security patches, helping to protect it from security threats and improve performance.

In contrast, Windows requires users to manually install updates, which can be tedious and cause users to be reluctant to do so due to compatibility or potential issues.

Moreover, MacOS updates are usually smaller in size and require fewer restarts than Windows updates. This means Mac users experience less disruption when updates are installed and can resume work quickly.


In conclusion, Mac OS has many advantages over Windows, such as a user-friendly interface, strong security, reliable performance, and integration with other Apple products. While Windows has its own strengths, Mac OS is a great choice for many users, especially those in creative fields or those who want a consistent experience across their Apple devices.

That said, Windows also has features that make it better than Mac OS. We’ll explore these in our upcoming posts.

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