Electric Desk 1.x

Electric Desk is an all-in-one integrated word processor, spreadsheet, database, and terminal program. It was first introduced in 1984 as a low-overhead office package targeted at the IBM PCjr, and was offered as a lower cost alternative to Ashton-Tate Framework and Lotus Symphony. Electric desk features windowing, macros, and context sensitive menus. The user interface is a little eccentric. It refers to the program components as "services", and refers to windows as "viewports".

Although it had a small marketshare, it survived for a long time as OEM bundled PC software.

It later became AlphaWorks, and then Lotus Works.


Release notes

Important: Version 1.04 is copy protected. To create a usable disk, you must use the provided SCP images. This software has been tested to run in the PCE emulator after converting the SCP image to PSI.

Protection type: Overlapping sectors on track 9 head 0

Installation instructions

To install to a hard drive, insert disk 2 (system disk) and run hard.bat.

Requires 256K RAM, and DOS 2.0 or higher.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Communications Database
Electric Software, Inc./Alpha Software
Release date
Minimum CPU
Minimum RAM
User interface
Download count
1 (1 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Electric Desk 1.04 (1984) (5.25-360k) (SCP) 1.04 English 19.07MB 0
Electric Desk 1.11 (5.25-360k) 1.11 English 439.24KB 1


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