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Apple Quietly Discontinues AppleWorks

Apple Quietly Discontinues AppleWorks

by , 9:40 AM EDT, August 15th, 2007

Apple's venerable word processor/database/spreadsheet application, AppleWorks, quietly faded away without any fanfare. The news that the software reached "end of life" status made its way to resellers last week, according to Macworld UK.

Web surfers that try to visit the AppleWorks Web page on Apple's site will now find that they can't. Instead, they are redirected to the iWork '08 Web page.

AppleWorks was originally developed for the Apple II in 1984, and was later available for the Apple IIGS and Macintosh. At one point, it was re-branded as ClarisWorks, but later took back its original name. Development for the application fizzled out in the late 1990's.

Users looking to migrate from AppleWorks can use iWork '08 since Pages and Numbers can import the application's word processor and spreadsheet documents. AppleWorks database documents can be exported in several formats that other database applications can import.

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