Visi On was the first GUI for the IBM PC. It was released just prior to the Apple Macintosh, and pre-dated Microsoft Windows by several years.

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The "Applications Manager" is the Visi On graphical operating environment. It must be installed before installing any other Visi On application software, such as Visi On Graph, Visi On Word, or Visi On Calc.

Visi On Calc is a spreadsheet that runs under the Visi On graphical operating environment. The application runs as a window in a graphical user interface and integrates with the other Visi On applications such as Visi On Graph and Visi On Word. Note that despite the similar name, this product is not directly related to VisiCalc.

Visi On Graph is a graphing and plotting program for the Visi On graphical operating environment. The application runs as a window in a graphical user interface, draws graphics directly in the live window, and integrates with the other Visi On applications such as Visi On Calc and Visi On Word.

Visi On Word is a "what you see is what you get" word processor for the Visi On graphical operating environment. The application runs as a window, and text appears bold, italicized, or underlined, just as it would on a compatible printer. It also integrates with the other Visi On applications such as Visi On Calc and Visi On Graph.

The "Visi On Installed in PCE Emulator" archive contains an unmodified copy (no unprotect) of VisiCorp Visi On pre-installed in the PCE emulator.

The Minimum requirements are:

  • An IBM PC/XT compatible computer ("AT" class machines are incompatible)
  • 512k RAM
  • RS232 serial port
  • 5 Megabyte hard drive
  • A FAT12 partition of 15mb or less (FAT16 and FAT32 are incompatible)
  • 1 360K floppy disk drive
  • VisiCorp, Mouse Systems, or PC Mouse compatible serial mouse. (Microsoft serial protocol is incompatible)
  • MS DOS 2.0 or higher
  • IBM CGA or compatible graphics (EGA, VGA, or Hercules Graphics with SIMCGA are OK)

This archive includes Transcopy disk images. Kryoflux and SuperCard Pro images have been added.

Important: This software contains copy protection. Only the Transcopy, SuperCard Pro, or Kryoflux images will create usable disk images. These also work in the PCE emulator.


Stats/Requirements

Category: Operating System
Platform: DOSShell
Release: 1983-12-15
End of Life: Unknown
RAM: 512 KB
Disk Space: 5 MB
Required CPU: 8088 IBM PC, PC XT, Honeywell Series 7900 or Compa
Type: Graphical

Screenshots

Downloads

Name Version Size Language Architecture Contents
Visi On Application Manager (SCP)  1.0 7.33 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Application Manager 1.0 (Kryoflux)  1.0 22.6 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Applications Manager  1.0 2.16 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Applications Manager Manuals  1.0 32.01 MB English x86 File Archive
Visi On Calc  1.0 1.14 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Calc (Kryoflux)  1.0 11.17 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Calc (SCP)  1.0 3.59 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Calc Manuals  1.0 36.82 MB English x86 File Archive
Visi On Graph  1.0 973.57 KB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Graph (Kryoflux)  1.0 10.8 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Graph (SCP)  1.0 3.46 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Graph Manuals  1.0 30.07 MB English x86 File Archive
Visi On Installed in PCE Emulator  1.0 2.08 MB English x86 File Archive
Visi On Word  1.0 1.03 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Word (Kryoflux)  1.0 11.5 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Word (SCP)  1.0 3.69 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Visi On Word Manuals  1.0 34.55 MB English x86 File Archive