Apple Quietly Discontinues AppleWorks

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Appleis 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 Appleis site will now find that they canit. Instead, they are redirected to the iWork i08 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 1990is.

Users looking to migrate from AppleWorks can use iWork i08 since Pages and Numbers can import the applicationis word processor and spreadsheet documents. AppleWorks database documents can be exported in several formats that other database applications can import.

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