OS X Mavericks
With more than 200 new features, OS X Mavericks brings Maps and iBooks to the Mac, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags, enhances multidisplay support, and includes an all-new version of Safari. The latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system also adds new core technologies that deliver breakthrough power efficiency and responsiveness.
• Download and read books from the iBooks Store.
• Pick up right where you left off. iCloud keeps your current page up to date across all your devices.
• Swipe through Multi-Touch books with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more.
• Keep multiple books open while using other apps — great for writing a paper or doing research.
• Send directions from your Mac to your iPhone and use voice navigation when you’re on the go.
• Explore select cities in stunning, photo-realistic 3D with Flyover.
• See detailed directions, real-time traffic, and alternate routes.
• Find restaurants, stores, and other places of interest with local search in Maps.
• Create new events in a snap with the new, streamlined event inspector.
• Enter event locations fast with address autocompletion.
• Add walking or driving travel time to your event so you know when to leave.
• See a map of your event’s location, as well as the weather forecast for that day.
• See holidays and Facebook events in Calendar.
• Use Shared Links to discover new, interesting links posted by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.
• Browse longer thanks to new core technologies that boost energy efficiency.
• Easily access your bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared Links in the new Sidebar.
• Protect your online privacy with new tracking-prevention features.
• Don’t worry about remembering passwords — iCloud Keychain fills them in so you don’t have to.
• Keep your website passwords, credit card numbers, and Wi-Fi passwords up to date across your trusted devices. Robust 256-bit AES encryption helps keep your information safe.
• Sign in once to all of your mail, contacts, calendar, and other internet accounts, and iCloud pushes them to all your Mac computers.
• Just plug in a second display to use it with your Mac — no configuration required.
• Access the Dock and the menu bars on each display.
• Use full-screen apps on any or all of your displays.
• Use your HDTV as a second display with Apple TV.
• Reply to mail or messages right from a notification, without having to leave the app you’re using.
• Receive notifications for incoming FaceTime calls and reply with an iMessage or set a callback reminder.
• Receive notifications from websites, even when Safari isn’t running.
• Declutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into one.
• Move files between your tabs by simply dragging and dropping them.
• Select a custom view — icon, list, or column — for each of your tabs.
• Use tabs with full-screen Finder to organize and access all your files and folders.
• Organize files with tags no matter where they’re located — in iCloud or on your Mac.
• Give a document as many tags as you want.
• Click a tag in the Finder sidebar to see all the files with that tag.
• With energy-saving core technologies in OS X Mavericks, you can surf the web longer on a single charge.
• Watching iTunes HD video is now more efficient, so you can watch more video when you’re not plugged in.
• App Nap regulates applications you’re not using so they consume less energy.
iCloud Keychain on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch requires iOS 7.0.3.
Multiple Display with Apple TV and an HDTV works with Apple TV (2nd generation or newer), iMac (mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Pro (early 2011 or newer), and Mac Pro (late 2013).
Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply.
The 10.9.5 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
• Improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication
• Improves the reliability of accessing files located on an SMB server
• Includes Safari 7.0.6
Most Helpful Reviews
Under rated - This update was a HUGE step for me. Now, yes, I am a little bias. Earlier today, I was at 10.6.8. There was a lot of stuff I couldn’t use, and I didn’t know how to update. I thought Apple just discontinued my model of MacBook Pro. Turns out I just needed to download the update from the app store. Now my Mac is running smoother than ever before. Sure, the installation time does take some time, all you have to do is be a little patient, and you can take a nice leap forward. Now, I do understand those of you with 10.8 don’t feel it as so much of a step, but I do believe this update will go places in the future. I say you stop giving this such bad reveiws based solely on your inexplicible inpatientness. Now, I will menton that Apple should have made the updating like this a little bigger of a deal. I could’t figure out how to update for 3 years. If they’d put a little more emphasis on “You need to download big updates in the app store!” then people like me wouldn’t get so mad they just want to throw out their Mac and buy a Windows. Either way, I still see this as a great update.
Very Upset - My MacBook Pro is fairly new (2 years) and I have NEVER had a problem with it. I thought that updating my computer would make significant and innovative changes which I would enjoy, but to my disappointment, the opposite came true. Now, my computer freezes up and gets a thousand degrees hotter from the bottom. And it tells me that I need to replace the battery, which one expects to do 5 years after purchase! I have always taken great care of my laptop, always being wary of my use: I do my best to maximize perforance and have always been satisfied and proud of my effort. I am very upset with this new "update" and wish to downgrade now.
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loading 10.9.5 - Did you getthis update from Windows..It works like you copyed this from them. I went through like the books says and when I hit download button it stated it was downloading. And thats as far as it went. nothing and my computer quit working also..quite the mess after waiting 3 hours to finish the download I canceled.
Yes it’s pretty bad…. - Overall my late 2011 MBP with i7 2.5ghz and 16Gb RAM runs a little smoother but it comes at the cost of glitches and unwanted changes. Safari is even worse than before - unusable with sites with certain types of tool tip popups - they don’t go away so my page ends up covered in tool tips. Safari also freezes at least once per day now. Never had this issue before. Computer hangs on a black screen with only cursor visible when waking from screen saver. Various programs freezing at a frequency of about one per day. Keychain Access disappeared. I think they changed it and put it on the cloud. I don’t want my keychain on the cloud… I used to like Apple because of the simplicity and smooth operation. Based on this update and that of the mobile OS on my iPhone which also has a few glitches, I’m not happy. After so many problems with iMail and Keychain, I’m now using open source alternatives for both of those functions and therefor missing out on the total integrated software-OS benefit. Thus, the malfunctions of the Apple software are pushing me back toward a Windows PC for my next upgrade. We will see what happens between now and then. The Mac platform gives very few options for software, which is fine as long as their software is excellent. But lately, it’s not.
Awesome!!! Could use more features... - So far I love it, and I’m a PC by nature- but I love my new MAC!!! I do think that this version could use a few more features, as well as, more apps designed for the MacBook Pro as there aren’t that many; that’s the difference with windows almost all apps run on multiple platforms (tablets, phones, laptops, desktops) so catch up Apple. All in all though, pretty clean and efficient with a crisp cover- needs to be as speedy as OS X Lion though… haven’t seen that quickness yet but I know more updates are rolling out. Good job Apple!!!
Don’t Skip the Prep Work and It Works Great! - First let me say I am NOT a techie. I have a mid 2010 13” MacBook that was still running Snow Leopard. I was just intimidated to do the past few updates. However, my computer had been running slower as some apps were no longer being updated so I decided to give Mavericks a try. I did my research, copied all my data - with Time Machine onto an external drive and some of my other data duplicated onto flash drives, I made a clone of my HD onto another external drive formatted for mac in case something went wrong and I made sure it worked so I could boot up my system with it. I also used software to ‘clean up’ my mac removing the bits and pieces we think we get rid of when removing old apps or data - you NEVER get it all unless you use software designed to do so. I think that was the key to my install working as it should. Once I had all the above done I then downloaded the update which took about 1 1/2 hours and then the install took about the same amount of time. I then updated my software through the App Store although I’m sure other apps will need some updates as I open them the first time. There were no glitches, no hiccups and my computer runs fast like it did when brand new! Things look different so I am figuring out all of that but I’m loving the update!! Seriously, clean your mac, back up your system and make a bootable startup disc/clone your hard drive and you should be okay even if something goes wrong. It took me longer to back up, clone and clean than it did to do the install. Again, I am not a techie so if some of my language is wrong that is why but if I can do it anyone can if they are just methodical about it. I found great info on MacWorld in an article titled 'Installing OS X 10.9 Mavericks: Our complete guide’. Full of helpful info and trouble shooting tips.
Disappointed - My computer has been extremely slow since downloading OS X Mavericks. The new version of Safari is slower than internet explorer, it takes forever to load pages. Pop-up windonws come up everytime you load a webpage for the first time. Another downside is its not compatible with some versions of applications, so you have to download all of those as well. Just make sure when you download it you do it when you won’t need your computer within the hour since it takes so long. I will say I do like the overall new apperance of applications and that it lets you know which applications are using the most battery power.