Appleworks vs. iWork

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kethoticus, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Kethoticus macrumors 6502


    Got the latest version of AW for both OS 9 & X. However, iWork intrigues me. But it doesn't seem to have a spreadsheet or database creation that AW has.

    I want to buy iWork, but I don't want to lose the spreadsheet or database functionality. Does anyone know if Apple's going to develop both side by side or if some of the apps in the AW suite will eventually make their way over to iWork? Also, will the documents that AW creates (.cwk files) be openable from within iWork?
  2. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
  3. Kethoticus thread starter macrumors 6502


    AW vs iWork...

    Thanks Plat. Silly me. I never even went to check up on their site.
  4. Kethoticus thread starter macrumors 6502


    AW vs iWork...

    Okay... iW imports those docs, but doesn't preserve them as what they actually are. Instead, it seems like it converts them all to text files.

    I guess I'll just have to keep the two side-by-side for a while.
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I have both and I think it's going to be a while to give up AppleWorks since there are a lot of missing pieces. Pages is great but flawed. I almost think I'd rather write documents in Keynote so that a page won't spill over into another page. At this rate though, it should be about 2009 before we see a complete iWork suite.

    The only reason any development will be done on AppleWorks is that there is some huge incompatibility.

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