10 things we love about Apple's OS X Mavericks

Top 10 features in Mac OS X Mavericks

We've been using it for 4 months now, and we still love OS X Mavericks, read on to find out what our top ten features of Mavericks are...

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We talk through our top 10 features of Mavericks in this video

  • Better battery life
  • Mavericks Calendar travel time
  • Mavericks Finder window merging
  • iCloud Keychain - Password Generator
  • Password autofill
  • Reply to Notifications
  • Snooze Notifications
  • Safari Sidebar
  • Safari Shared Links
  • It's free
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Better battery life

Technologies like App Nap regulate applications you’re not using so they consume less energy, this means you can go longer before you need to charge the battery. Open Activity Monitor, click on the Energy Tab and watch your minimized apps go to sleep.

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Technologies like App Nap regulate applications you’re not using so they consume less energy, this means you can go longer before you need to charge the battery. Open Activity Monitor, click on the Energy Tab and watch your minimized apps go to sleep.

Mavericks Calendar travel time

When you add the location of an event to your Calendar, it will automatically calculate driving or walking travel time so you know when to leave for your event. You can even have it alert you when it’s time to leave and never be late again.

Mavericks Finder window merging

Fed up with all the finder windows you need open cluttering up your desktop? Thanks to Finder tabs, you can now consolidate all your Finder windows into one. Gather all your Finder windows into one window by choosing Merge All Windows from the Window menu.

iCloud Keychain - Password Generator

Safari can suggest passwords that mix letters and numbers in hard-to-guess combinations. You don’t need to remember them, because iCloud Keychain pushes the passwords to your devices and autofills them when you want to log in.

Password autofill

Safari automatically fills in your username and password on the sites you choose with iCloud Keychain. Start typing and iCloud Keychain will volunteer your log in details. These passwords are available across all the Mac computers and iOS devices you approve.

Reply to Notifications

When you receive a Messages notification, click it to send a response straight from the notification, there is no need to open up the Messages app.

Snooze Notifications

When a notification appears for an upcoming event, you can choose how long to snooze it by clicking and holding the Snooze button on the notification.

Safari Sidebar

The Safari Sidebar makes it easy to access your bookmarks, Reading list and Shared Links from Twitter and LinkedIn. Just click the open book icon in the Favourites Bar to open the Safari Sidebar.

Safari Shared Links

Shared Links shows you links from people you follow on Twitter. Go to View > Update Shared Links to refresh your shared links and see what people are talking about right now. Click on the tweet to read the story, click on Retweet to retweet from your account. You can see who shared the link as well as the comment they posted about it.

It's free

Of course our favourite thing about Mavericks is that it is completely free. As long as you have Snow Leopard and later you can download it from the Mac App Store without paying a penny.

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