The release of Mac OS X Lion is imminent and one of it’s most exciting new features is the introduction of iOS-like gestures on the desktop. It’s a great example of how the computing world is converging on touch UI. Here’s what Apple has to say about OS X gestures:

OS X Lion brings you a new way to interact with your Mac. Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe your way through your Mac with Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what’s on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way.

Note how Apple emphasizes the importance of feel in its descriptions with phrases like, “gestures look and feel more responsive and natural”.

Below are the new gestures as demonstrated on the OS X promotional site.