Lotus SmartSuite 97

IBM/Lotus SmartSuite is an office suite from Lotus software for Windows and OS/2. SmartSuite includes SmartCenter, 1-2-3, Word Pro, Freelance Graphics, Approach, Organizer, and ScreenCam.

SmartSuite was primarily targeted at corporate use. Its primary advantages were cross platform compatiblity with IBM OS/2, multithreaded 32-bit processing power under OS/2 prior to Windows 95, integration with Notes, and compatiblity with Lotus 1-2-3. It competed heavily against Microsoft Office. In 1995, Microsoft "punished" IBM for selling SmartSuite by withholding OEM Windows 95 licenses from them until the last second.


Release notes

For Windows 95 and NT.

Smartsuite 97 added the ability to import and export data directly to/from various web sources. It was marketed as the way to "Work the Web".

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Presentations PIM Database
Release date
User interface
Download count
79 (4 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Lotus SmartSuite 97 [International] (ISO) 97 [International] English International 491.61MB 0
Lotus SmartSuite 97 [OEM] 97 [OEM] English 111.87MB 3
Lotus SmartSuite 97 [Traditional Chinese] (ISO) 97 Traditional Chinese 181.74MB 0
Lotus SmartSuite 97 and 4.0 for Windows (1997) [English] (ISO) 97 and 4.0 for Windows English 201.7MB 1


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