“Clarifying information surrounding the name of the forthcoming application, sources say Apple has yet to settle on an official one, leaving the door open to ‘Charts,’ as previously noted in Think Secret’s first report; ‘Numbers,’ which Apple trademarked last year and many presumed was intended for a spreadsheet application, or another name altogether. Sources report the application is being developed under the code name ‘Lasso,’ while the iWork ’07 suite as a whole is code-named ‘Garlic,'” Ryan Katz reports for Think Secret.
“Lasso’s function editor is slated to sport more than 200 functions that will span a number of needs, from financial to statistical and possibly niche applications such as engineering. The software will feature limited integration with the Internet, making it easy, for example, for users to create a spreadsheet that automatically downloads and inputs updated stock market information at a specified interval, or that uses up-to-date currency conversion,” Katz reports.
“Lasso will join Pages 3 and Keynote 4 as part of iWork ’07 when the software ships early next year,” Katz reports.
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