Apple has announced OS X Mavericks which will replace Mountain Lion as the latest OS for the Mac later this Fall. OS X Mavericks introduces many new features to the desktop OS that many will appreciate including the addition of iBooks, Finder Tabs, Finder Tags, Better Integration of Full Screen Apps across multiple displays, Safari Updates and Notification changes.
iBooks will now be available on the Mac. This feature is really nice and something many users will probably appreciate more and more once they start using it. This feature will prove especially useful for those in learning environments who wish to have a nice side-by-side book to word processor desktop area. Obviously, this is also nice if you want to be able to read on a much larger form factor, like perhaps a 30″ screen.
Finder tabs will add the same great tabbing features already present in Safari into finder. You create new tabs on the fly and even drag and drop content from one tab to another.
Notifications will now be much more interactive by allowing you to reply to a message right in the notification itself. You can choose to receive breaking news from websites and even see everything that happened while you were away right on your Mac lock screen.
Apple has introduced Tags into finder. You can now tag any documents you like by with a named and colored tag. You can search and sort by tag and even create tags on the fly.
Full Screen Apps
Finally! You will be able to have different full screen apps running on different displays without rendering one screen useless. You can even push your desktop onto Apple TV. You can drag App thumbnails from mission control from one screen to another seamlessly and even get access to menu bars and the dock on any display.
iCloud and Keychain
Keychain will now create secure passwords for you and then remember them all with strong AES 256-bit encryption. It will do this across all of your devices and autofill in much of this information when needed. You will only have to input a few things like the security number on the back of your card to ensure it’s really you.
You can preview the new OS right on Apple’s website for OSX.