Apple declares AppleWorks ‘end of life’

“AppleWorks’ last breath was masked by last week’s iMac, iLife and iWork announcements – Apple has discontinued the product,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK.

“Apple told resellers of the demise of AppleWorks last week, announcing that the software had reached “End of Life” status. It will no longer be sold,” Evans reports.

“The AppleWorks website (www.apple.com/appleworks/) now directs users to the iWork section of Apple’s website,” Evans reports.

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48 Comments

  1. Now this is sad. ClarisWorks 3 and 4, AppleWorks 5 and 6 (and did they call it Appleworks Office at one stage?). I have used them all, and will continue to do so. of course there were bettter, more powerful apps, but nothing as simple and convenient – and often, especially years ago, so much more verstaile – opening image files, saving as jpgs – when that sort of thing was not as straightforward as today.
    Anyway it’s still my Word Procesor of choice. RIP and thanks for all the help you have given me.

  2. Apple needs to take FileMaker 6, give it the ability to import AppleWorks databases, and make it part of iWork, call it “Data”. It would require little in the way of programming, and would offer a clear upgrade path.

    Apple needs to add a simple PDF-based drawing app that can import Apple Works drawing documents (as well as PDF-based Illustrator docs), Call it “Draw”.

    Then EOL AppleWorks.

    I think for the most part AppleWorks’ painting feature are covered by iPhoto.

    BTW can Numbers import AppleWorks spreadsheets?

  3. So my question remains, what is Apple going to do for a good word processor, if anything? Apple works was okay for what it was but I could never bring myself to use it. I think Pages is great and I keep waiting for a good word processor from Apple. So?

  4. “So my question remains, what is Apple going to do for a good word processor, if anything? Apple works was okay for what it was but I could never bring myself to use it. I think Pages is great and I keep waiting for a good word processor from Apple. So?”

    i don’t think that means what you think it means….

  5. Appleworks was a great deal for a long time, kept me from installing that insecure Stockholm Syndrome crap that is OfficeMac.

    NeoOffice has stepped up to the plate and does a good job for most people. That’s what I use now instead of Appleworks on my Intel machines.

    Plus NeoOffice is cross platform.

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