Within the well-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference 2013, Apple takes time to reveal OS X Mavericks, the latest operating system version for Mac and MacBook computer line-up.
With Mavericks, Apple’s next major version of OS X, the Cupertino-based company introduces Finder tabs, tags and multiple displays. Moreover, users will be able to access the company’s Maps and iBooks platforms, as well as new cloud-synced passwords and logins.
According to Craig Federighi, head of OS X development for Apple, each one of these new elements will be added in the next generation of MacBook and desktop machines thought 2013. In the same time, he focused on the already-mentioned three new features found in the forthcoming operating system update: new tabs in Finder, the possibility to tag individual files and enhanced support for multiple displays.
With Tags, files and folders will be labeled by using the user’s preferences. In this way, searching in the desktop system will be performed in a functional manner. Users will be able to tag folders and files as they please in order to find them easier within the desktop system.
In what concerns the Finder Tabs feature, this option will allow users to have a single window with multiple tabs. What is new with this feature is the fact that it will work with folders. There will be no need of overpopulating your desktop screen. Folders will be grouped in a single window for an easy and clean access.
The Multiple Display option takes advantage of bigger displays. When users want to push Macs to an extended display or a mirrored one, with Multiple Display, the process will be much simpler than it used to be with other systems such as SplashTop. Using the Wi-Fi network technology via AirPlay, inter-desktop connection will be performed in a matter of seconds.
OS X Mavericks also adds support for Apple TV, transforming it in a full-powered OS X display. Users will have the possibility to view the menu bar, dock and to launch new applications on their Apple TV. What it is worth mentioning is the fact that Mavericks offers enhanced “Compressed Memory” functionality, which will rapidly compress the inactive memory, freeing up space in an instant manner to available applications.
While OS X Mavericks is available for developers to test from today, the new version will be available to all Mac users starting with September.