Lotus Jazz 1.x

Lotus Jazz was a heavily marketed all-in-one integrated office suite that included a word processor, spreadsheet, graphing, database, and communications program. Jazz was targeted as a universal solution for all office workers. Although at release, the program was exclusively for the Apple Macintosh 512k. Despite the marketing effort, it flopped miserably. Although it was from Lotus, the spreadsheet was not related to Lotus 1-2-3.

Lotus Jazz motivated Microsoft to purchase Mouseworks that became Microsoft Works.

Wanted: Manual scans.

For more information, see Software Spotlight: Lotus Jazz


Installation instructions

Important: The program disk is copy protected. To create usable disk images, you must create floppy disks with the provided Kryoflux, SuperCard Pro, or Transcopy images.

Protection type: Intentionally bad CRC on track 12, sector 0.

Initial attempts with the PCE Mac emulator failed. It complains it can not find the Jazz key disk.

If anyone wants to try writing the TC/KF/SCP images to a disk and trying it on a real mac, please post your results.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Presentations Communications Database
Lotus Development Corp
Release date
Minimum CPU
Minimum RAM
User interface
Download count
0 (0 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Lotus Jazz 1.0 for Macintosh (5-27-1985) (3.5-400k) (TC) (Kryoflux) (SCP) 1.0 English 88.96MB 0
Lotus Jazz 1.0a for Macintosh (2-18-1986) (3.5-800k) (TC) (Kryoflux) (SCP) 1.0a English 101.14MB 0


Comments by