New Features in OS X Mavericks

Learn all about OS X Mavericks features and how best to use them in this free lesson.

New features in OS X Mavericks

Each new version of OS X usually includes a lot of new features, and OS X Mavericks is no exception. Below are some of the most important changes and features.

Finder tabs

If you ever need to browse through different folders at the same time, OS X Mavericks allows you to open tabs in a single Finder window instead of opening multiple windows.

Screenshot of OS X MavericksViewing two tabs in the Finder window

File tags

OS X Mavericks introduces a new feature called tags, which are similar to labels in earlier versions of OS X. Tags make it easy to organize your files and folders into different categories so you can find them quickly. You can even apply multiple tags if desired.

Screenshot of OS X MavericksBrowsing tagged items

Multiple display support

Many users complained that Lion and Mountain Lion did not work well with multiple monitors. OS X Mavericks addresses this issue, making it much easier to use multiple monitors at the same time, even when using full-screen apps.

Energy efficiency

OS X Mavericks includes several changes that will make your computer more energy efficient, which can help to improve the battery life for laptops. This can also help to reduce energy costs for desktops.