ClarisWorks 5.x

ClarisWorks is an all-in-one Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database, Graphics Editor, and Presentations tool from Claris. In 1998, after version 5.0.2, ClairsWorks was purchased by Apple and re-branded under the "AppleWorks" name. It is not related to the Apple II AppleWorks product.


Release notes

5.x was the last version available under the ClairsWorks name. A patch updates the branding to "AppleWorks" (No relation to the Apple II AppleWorks).

Installation instructions

The Macintosh version requires MacOS 7.0.1 or later and at least a 68020 CPU and 8 MB of ram. It also has native PPC support. The Windows version is a 32-bit application that requires Windows 95 or NT with at least a 386 CPU.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Presentations Graphics Publishing Database
Release date
Minimum CPU
68020, PPC or 386
Minimum RAM
User interface
Download count
10 (8 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
ClarisWorks 5.0v1 for Mac (Aug 1997) [US English] (SIT) 5.0v1 for Mac English 24.31MB 3
ClarisWorks 5.0v1 for Windows (US English) (Aug 1997) 5.0v1 for Windows English 21.1MB 3
ClarisWorks Office 5.0CAv1 for Win and Mac (Sep 1997) [UK English] (CD) 5.0CAv1 for Win and Mac UK English 103.88MB 2


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