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.

  6. “BTW can Numbers import AppleWorks spreadsheets?”

    Yes. Numbers can import AppleWorks (SS), Pages can import AppleWorks (WP) and Keynote can import AppleWorks (PR).

    Currently none of the iWorks modules can import AppleWorks (DR) drawings or AppleWorks (PT) paint.

    I hope they make AppleWorks a free download for .Mac users forever. It runs fine on Intel Macs. I also hope they create an ODF/XML export for Pages documents and allow Keynote to access the AppleWorks online clip-art site.

  7. Well I thought it was gone a long time ago. I got my mom a new laptop about 6 months ago and it was not loaded on it. I just assumed then that they were indeed adding numbers this go around. The only thing that gets me is that they have done away with there paint program. It was useful for sketching out things.

  8. Sad day…but as others have mentioned, AppleWorks has not been updated in years. Not really sure why it was never updated either. It was a decent and simple application.
    There is still nothing Apple offers that easily replaces the Database app or Drawing app at AppleWorks cost.

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