Apple today demonstrated integrating sharing via popular third-party services, as well as the company’s own AirDrop networking, as part of next-gen OS X features announced during the WWDC keynote. Speaking about eight of the “more than 200” new features planned for OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion,” Apple SVP for Software Engineering Craig Federighi demonstrated the new Share Sheets feature, which is integrated into the company’s Safari Web browser by way of a toolbar button. The button’s icon – an arrow popping out of a window – will be familiar to iOS users used to the same iconography on their iPads and iPhones.
Share Sheets adds Flickr and Vimeo support to compliment services already supported in iOS 5, including Twitter and YouTube. The demo also showed off Apple’s own AirDrop peer-to-peer networking, as well as core apps like Email and Messaging.
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be as a $19.99 download from Apple’s OS X App Store starting next month.