AppleWorks 2.x (Apple II)

AppleWorks is an all-in-one Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database, Graphics Editor, and Presentations tool. The original product was a text-based product for the Apple II. The Apple Macintosh and Windows versions were forked from ClarisWorks in 1998 by Apple. At the time, Apple was under a lot of pressure to have a direct alternative to Microsoft Office. There were serious concerns that Microsoft might pull Microsoft Office for the Macintosh from development.

Mac/Win AppleWorks is completely unrelated to the 1980's Apple II AppleWorks. They simply re-used the name to gain brand recognition. Some of the developers of Apple II AppleWorks developed a Macintosh product that was purchased by Microsoft and became Microsoft Works.

In 2007, Apple discontinued AppleWorks in favor of the iWork productivity suite. AppleWorks for Macintosh was never ported to the Intel CPUs. The last version was 6.x.


Release notes

Apple II AppleWorks is an integrated office suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and database.

Version 2.0 was released alongside the Apple IIGS, and included 3.5" floppy disks.

After this release Apple II AppleWorks was sold to Claris.

Apple II AppleWorks is only related in name to the Macintosh/Windows AppleWorks. Some of the Apple II developers created a Macintosh office suite that was purchased by Microsoft and became Microsoft Works.

This software is NOT copy protected.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Presentations Graphics Communications Database
Apple Computer
Release date
Minimum CPU
Minimum RAM
User interface
Download count
2 (2 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
AppleWorks 2.0 for Apple II (1986) (5.25-140k) (3.5-800k) 2.0 for Apple II English 6.36MB 1
AppleWorks 2.0 for Apple II Manuals (1986) 2.0 for Apple II English 122.05MB 1


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