A video from 9to5Mac demos no less than 15 Force Touch actions that are already supported in Yosemite, which could further improve the way you interact with your Mac while saving you precious time in the process.
The new gesture is quite simple and can be configured from the Mac’s settings. The smart trackpad can now tell the difference between the intensity of touches, triggering different responses depending on the force of the finger pressing against it.
Some of the useful things Force Touch can do right now include renaming any label, previewing any file, previewing calendar events and adding new events by clicking any date on the screen, previewing web pages by clicking on links (a Safari-only feature), editing contacts and adding new ones, looking up word definitions, showing all the windows for an app, and plenty more.
What’s interesting though is that developers will be able to integrate Force Touch functionality into future Mac apps, creating actions that can further save you time sinceyou wouldn’t have to dig through menus or more complex gestures.
9to5Mac’s list of existing Force Touch features is available in the following video.