Apple has released an updated Mail app for users of OS X Mavericks, fixing issues with Gmail that were reported by user following the launch of the OS.
The Mail app update
fixes an issue that prevents deleting, moving, and archiving messages for users with custom Gmail settings, and addresses an issue that may cause unread mail counts to be inaccurate, in addition to offering additional fixes that improve the compatibility and stability of Mail, as per Apple.
To install the updates, after backing up their systems, users can go to the Apple menu and click on Software Update to check for updates through the Mac App Store. Users can also download the manual update installer through the Apple Support Downloads website.
The Mavericks Mail app update was previously seeded to Apple developers and employees.
In addition to the update to the Mail app, Apple has also released an updated version of iBooks for Mac that fixes bugs and brings performance and stability improvements.
The iBooks app for Mac made its debut with Mavericks and enables users to download and read iBooks and iBooks Textbooks.
OS X Mavericks offers a lot of under the hood changes though it doesn't feature many new user facing changes. It brings new features like Finder Tabs; Tags; enhanced multiple display support; updated native apps like Maps, iBooks, and Safari browser; and iCloud keychain, among others. It also brings under the hood changes for faster performance and longer battery life, including Timer Coalescing that groups low-level operations together so that the processor doesn't use more power and battery is conserved, App Nap that saves power while working on multiple apps by slowing down the apps that are in the background, and compressed memory that frees up memory space for faster performance.
Apple announced the public availability of OS X Mavericks on October 22, and for the first time offered it as a free download through the Mac App Store.