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OS X Mavericks Features Review: Tags and Safari

Apple offcially unveiled the next generation OS X, the operating system for Mac, called Mavericks and it will be releasing this fall (likely to be around end October).

While OS X Mavericks is not feature-packed, it does include a few pretty important updates and features that enhances the entire user experience of the mac. In this post, I will talk about 2 of them.

Tags

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After using the OS X Mavericks preview versions over the last 3 months, the tagging feature is the one that I found myself using the most. It basically allows you to “tag” all your documents, folders, music tracks, movies etc, regardless whether they are stored on iCloud or your Mac. This is very useful because you can ?lter your documents based on tags in Finder, so no matter where you have saved them, you can have access to them easily just buy clicking the tags. You can even assign more than 1 tag to each document. This is really a great way to organize your documents. With Tags, you do not have to think too hard where you should store your documents.

Safari

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Safari is given a minor facelift and the new user interface looks clean and neat. Now it is easier to rearrange your Top Sites just by directly dragging the window to its new position without needing to click on the “edit” button found in the older version of Safari. Apple has also ?nally removed the strange curvy-looking look of Top Sites.

Frankly, the greatest improvement of Safari is the Sidebar. You now can read articles from your reading list continuously, one article after next, with the new endless scrolling function. Another bonus feature is the Shared Links features. I never quite understood why people like to share links on twitter, because frankly it isn’t very convenient to view them on twitter if you’re using its mobile app (which is how most people access twitter). With Shared Links on Safari, you can read your tweet feed on the side bar and click on them to see the link without exiting the side bar.

That’s how you read shared links. That should have been the way.

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