Anybody else hesitating to say farewell to Appleworks?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jwp333, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. jwp333 macrumors member

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    I just installed Snow Leopard yesterday without Rosetta. Afterwards, I was going through my apps file throwing out old apps, but for some reason hesitated over Appleworks. I don't use it anymore, but I got it with my first Mac. Anybody else keeping an old copy of Appleworks on Snow Leopard?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Funny you mention that, someone sent me a resume with a cwk file extension and I had to giggle. He is on an eMac though so that could explain things.

    It is time to say goodbye, adopt iWork or Open Office ... Office if you must. ;)
     
  3. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    I installed Rosetta just for AppleWorks & it works fine. I rarely use AppleWorks any more, but I've not migrated to a new database app yet, so I keep it.

    I understand that if you launch an app that requires Rosetta, SL will tell you that you need to install it.
     
  4. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use Appleworks for word-processing or spreadsheet stuff, but I've yet to find a drawing and/or painting app to replace it. Yes, I've tried Paintbrush, no thank you. AW has more tools for d&p than Paintbrush, and it doesn't crash as much.
     
  5. Gamoe macrumors regular

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    Coincidentally, just today, I fired up Pages to write my own resumé. I didn't like dealing with Pages, and Open Office is so ugly... I fired up AppleWork, saved it as a PDF and sent it that way.

    Of course, I do have Pages 1.0.2. Maybe Pages '09 is much better to deal with, and I realize I need to give up AppleWorks soon. But I'll be installing Rosetta mainly for AppleWorks once my Snow Leopard copy comes in tomorrow. I have many files in AppleWorks and I need to export them before I say goodbye.

    I also made a lot of fun paintings with AppleWorks with my first Mac, when it was still ClarisWorks. Memories...
     
  6. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    Ha, iWorks for sure, MS Office perhaps, but NEVER NEVER NEVER OpenOffice... it's a pig.
     
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