For Mac users who love the new iOS 7 control center options, well, there’s an app for that, and it’s cleverly named Control Center for Mac. Guess what it does?
When activated Control Center for Mac pops out from the edge of the Mac’s screen (much the same way Control Center pops up from the bottom of the iPhone and iPad screen).
What you get are a bunch of options that look and feel much like those on iOS 7 (though they don’t work exactly the same, of course).
Control Center can control iTunes, login or disconnect from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. Tap to view the World Clock or Alarm Clock. There’s also a Timer, a Stopwatch, and a simple Notes app which is good for managing todo lists or task items.
Sleep can be disabled from Control Center and you can view in realtime CPU usage, RAM usage, and Network throughput. You also get an option to adjust audio volume and screen brightness, as well as set the Mac’s startup disk.
Unlike Control Center on the iPhone and iPad you’ll need to click the buttons and sliders rather than use your fingers, but because of the visual similarities you might be tempted to use your finger.
Control Center reminds me of Apple’s Launch Pad for OS X. It looks and works much like the launcher for iOS; just another step in the sissifying and emasculation of OS X so the Mac becomes more comfortable to the great masses of iPhone and iPad users.