iWorks VS Appleworks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by newmacguy88, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. newmacguy88 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Hi, I haven't bought my mac yet and I was wondering what everyone recommends for software. I'll need a word processing program and more than likely a presentation program. But I read that Appleworks has both of those plus a spreadsheet app. Is this correct? Is Appleworks basically like Microsoft Works whereas iWork is like Word/powerpoint equivalent. Is there much of a difference between the word processor and presenation program in Appleworks versus iWork(or does applework include pages and keynote).

    Sorry if this is confusing. Thanks for any advice :) :apple: :)
  2. Aea macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    I don't have a mac (yet), but I've heard from several people that Appleworks has been quietly ignored, so it's probably not as up-to-date as iwork. I'd really go with iWork, plus the rumor is there might be a spreadsheet app on that soon as well :)
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I would go with iWork, since Appleworks is basically dead, and iWork is its successor.
  4. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
    Appleworks seems like a program from 1997...it's way out of date.

    Keynote and Pages from iWork are beautiful programs.
  5. ericmjl macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2006
    iWork 08 Rocks

    I just bought iWork '08, only 10 months after buying iWork '06. And I was so blown away by the iWork '08 trial that I bought it after only 1 day of trying it out. Give it a shot.
  6. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Orange County, California
    I would say NeoOffice, I haven't used this personally (seeing as, I don't have a mac yet) but it is free, and from what I can tell, a decent word processor, but if you can spend the money, I would say iWork

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