OS X comes with apps for sending email and messages, getting directions, browsing the web, managing your schedule, setting reminders, making video calls and backing up your Mac automatically. It even comes with an app for finding new apps. With OS X Mavericks, your Mac is more than full-featured, it’s fully loaded.
Just like shopping in the App Store on iPad and iPhone, the Mac App Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps on your Mac. New apps install in one step, straight to Launchpad. And now the Mac App Store can automatically update your apps for you, so you always have the latest versions. Learn more about the Mac App Store
OS X Mavericks gives you even more room to read. Launch the iBooks app on your Mac and the books you’ve already downloaded on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch will automatically appear on your bookshelf. And there are over 2 million more books in the iBooks Store, ready for you to download with just a few clicks.1 Reading books is easy and intuitive — turn pages with a swipe and zoom in on images with a pinch. If you’re a student hitting the books, keep as many open as you like and search through them with ease. And when you take notes, highlight passages or add a bookmark on your Mac, iCloud pushes them to all your devices automatically. iCloud even remembers which page you’re on. So if you start reading on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can pick up exactly where you left off on your Mac.2
Now you’ve got the whole world on your desktop. And at your fingertips like never before. You can look up directions on your Mac and send them straight to your iPhone for voice navigation on the way.3 In addition, your bookmarks and recent searches are automatically pushed to all your iOS devices, so you can plan trips on your Mac and have all the locations easily at hand when you’re on the road. Of course, you can get information on local points of interest like restaurants and hotels, with phone numbers and photos. Because it’s a native app, you can use every pixel of your display to explore new destinations. Maps also takes full advantage of the graphics power of your Mac. So zooming is incredibly smooth and responsive, and you get gorgeous views such as Flyover, a photorealistic, interactive 3D experience that lets you soar high above selected cities.
Safari has great features and energy-saving technologies that let you enjoy even more of the web. Discover what’s new and interesting with Shared Links, which shows web pages shared by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn. See a great web page? Just click the Share button to tweet it, post it to Facebook or send it to a friend — straight from Safari. Innovative energy-saving technologies let you surf the web up to one hour longer than with other browsers.4 And Safari has built-in privacy features that protect you from being tracked as you browse. With blazing-fast performance and support for the latest web standards, Safari is simply the best way to surf. Learn more
Mail is the simplest, most powerful way to manage email on your Mac. It’s incredibly easy to set up and works with many popular email services like iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL and Microsoft Exchange. Have multiple email accounts? No problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you’ll be able to access all your email from one place. Mail lets you work with all the messages in your inbox when you’re offline too. Searching is fast and powerful. Attaching files or images is as simple as dragging and dropping them. And Mail looks as great as it works. It makes full use of your display with a gorgeous widescreen view featuring a full-height message on the right and an inbox view that shows you snippets of your messages on your left. The Conversations view groups messages from the same thread together, so it’s easy to keep track of replies.
Messages on the Mac is more than instant messaging. It comes with iMessage, so you can send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac or an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can even start a conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iOS devices. If you want your friends to see when you’ve read their messages, just turn on read receipts. With end-to-end encryption, your messages stay safe and private. You can also send photos, videos, documents and contacts to a friend or to a group, and see when your message has been delivered and when someone’s typing a reply. And Messages works seamlessly with Yahoo! Messenger and AIM, so you can keep up with conversations any way you like.
Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar. Create separate calendars — one for home, another for school, a third for work and so on. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the calendars you want. The new inspector not only lets you add a location to your event, it also helps you out by suggesting locations as you type, then provides a map and weather forecast. Calendar also works with iCloud, Yahoo! and Google. And when you use iCloud, every Calendar change you make on your Mac automatically appears on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. So no dinner dates are missed, no meeting goes unattended and no anniversary is forgotten.
Contacts is a flexible and convenient place to store information for everyone you know. It’s easy to import names, numbers, addresses and photos from other applications. And it works with Facebook and LinkedIn too. Contacts automatically includes your friends’ and connections’ profile photos and information, and keeps them up to date. You can create smart groups for clubs, activities and business purposes; print address labels and envelopes; and more. iCloud updates your contacts on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac — so when you enter someone’s contact info once, you have it everywhere.
Reminders helps you get all your to-dos done — on your Mac and on your iOS devices. Make as many to-do lists as you need and easily add to them. Set due dates and you’ll get alerts as deadlines approach. Check items off your lists as you go, and keep track of what you’ve completed. And to be sure you don’t forget anything, iCloud keeps your reminders up to date on your Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive or AirPort Time Capsule (sold separately). Connect the drive and designate it as your Time Machine drive, then start enjoying some peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies and documents. But what makes Time Machine different from other backup applications is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how your system looked on any given day — so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past or retrieve an older version of a document you created. You can also restore your entire system from a Time Machine backup.
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile and laugh with anyone on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or another Mac.5 So you can catch up, hang out and stay in touch with just a click. Simply find the person you want to see in Contacts and start a FaceTime call. When someone calls, you’ll get a notification that tells you who’s calling and lets you accept, decline or set a call-back reminder. It works even if FaceTime isn’t running, so you never have to worry about making yourself available.
Take fun snapshots and make short videos in Photo Booth. You can share what you shoot directly to Facebook and Twitter thanks to the built-in Share button. Use photos as your Messages icons. Assign them to friends and family in Contacts. And add photos to your iPhoto library. But the real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops. Snap a photo of yourself at the Eiffel Tower or in outer space. Choose from nine effects that use facial tracking technology so effects look great whether you’re front and centre — or left of centre. Snap single photos or shoot multiples in a four-photo burst. You can even shoot and trim video clips, complete with effects. And see your Photo Booth photos full screen.
Track processor and memory usage.
Wireless setup made easy.
Everything you need to start automating tasks with AppleScript.
Audio MIDI Setup
Control all your audio devices with a single utility.
Automate frequent tasks.
Bluetooth File Exchange
Share data wirelessly.
Simple and complex calculations.
Challenge yourself to a game.
Colour management system.
Track system messages.
Quick access to information.
Words at your fingertips.
Exact colour values when you need them.
One stop for managing disks.
Watch DVDs on your Mac.
Letter-perfect type management.
Mac gets in on the game.
Easy screen capturing.
Explore equations visually on your Mac.
Capture images from your devices.
The ultimate digital jukebox.
Securely store all your passwords.
A home for your apps.
New Mac setup, simplified.
Mac command central.
A place for big ideas.
View and work with PDFs.
Crystal-clear video playback.
Stick to the point.
Customise your system.
Simple yet powerful word processing.
Refers to the total number worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.
iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3Gs or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad or iPad mini; a Mac computer with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts and calendars). Some features require iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
Requires iOS 7.
Testing conducted by Apple in October 2013 using production 1.3GHz Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Air systems with 4GB of RAM and prerelease OS X v10.9. Tested with prerelease Safari 7.0, Chrome v30.0.1599.69 and Firefox v24.0. Systems tested with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection while running on battery power. Performance will vary based on system configuration, application workload and other factors.
FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient, and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.