Who still uses AppleWorks?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by runplaysleeprun, Oct 13, 2008.

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Still use AppleWorks?

  1. Yeah! All the time!

    7 vote(s)
    18.4%
  2. Sometimes

    9 vote(s)
    23.7%
  3. Only when Word is crashing like a mo-fo.

    2 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. What's Appleworks?/No

    20 vote(s)
    52.6%
  1. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

    runplaysleeprun

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    #1
    I find that unless I'm writing something very long, I still use AppleWorks as my text editor of choice. Anyone else still loving on this old piece of software?
     
  2. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Absolutely. I despair of it's loss. Opened everything, great database and easy to use spreadsheet. Best feature, the drawing/painting function. No, iWorks and Bento doesn't come close.
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    #3
    Ed-it to tired to pay attention. Thought it said iWorks :p
     
  4. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Well made software, I just think its a pain to always have to export to Word format instead of saving as such every time.
     
  5. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    #5
    I never used Appleworks as a text editor, I'd always go into drawing mode and make a nice looking page then stick a text block in the center…heh.

    I used the painting and drawing tools a lot, I find now that Pages has made drawing tools redundant, and these days pixel graphics (from the painting mode) just aren't in.

    I remember making custom artwork for Glider PRO, and designs for websites, and Mac icon designs, but now that computers can handle photographic icons it makes drawing them pixel by pixel impossible.
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    #6
    Nope...I had it on my hard drive for a while....to use as a spreadsheet app. But with Numbers I no longer needed it(although I have it somewhere I think)...and even when it was on it I started using Google Spreadsheet.

    A good app though!
     
  7. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    #7
    I don't personally, but a professor in our department still does. He uses it to make notes for his Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics course. He loves drawing diagrams in the program.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    #8
    i always use it for anything drawing based. document-wise not so much, i use Word (even though it takes longer to open!).

    appleworks is amazing, i still use it constantly.
     
  9. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

    rpaloalto

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    #9
    Yes, I still have it and use it.

    I use it for adding quick drawings or colored text to documents. Or when I just need to do a simple letter or page. Were I know compatibility, wont be a issue.

    I do have iWork 08, but I have been using apple works for years. That I know all the ins and outs. Yes it does suck that Apple decided not to include any form of drawing or paint with iWork:(
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    #10
    i use it for legacy documents ive created in past
     
  11. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #11
    Its better than Office 2008 is, so I should probably look into going back to it. I hate Word 08, and Excel for that matter. I know I'm maybe off topic, but I hate that software. It sucks.

    Appleworks still gets the job done. And it has a pretty handy image editor.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    #12
    i disagree. office 08 is great

    you cant exchange files in appleworks with windows users...
     
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    #13
    Compared to Windows Office, it is crap.
     
  14. arogge macrumors 65816

    arogge

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    #14
    I use OpenOffice.org frequently because I use the ODT file format, but I really like using AppleWorks for text. This software is very fast and easy to use, which is so uncommon nowadays with basic applications gobbling huge amounts of system resources.
     
  15. BenEndeem macrumors 6502

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    #15
    I've not got much choice but to use it on my iMac G4. Well there is Office 2001...But no. I quite like the convenience of it.
     
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    #16
    i agree with this!! appleworks, even tho it runs via rosetta, is a very stable and economic piece of software, i am starting to use TextEdit instead of Word, basically because it doesnt use anywhere near the amount of resources as Word...
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    #17
    appleworks loads in like 2 seconds for me literally (i timed it)
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    #18
    WOW. thats impressive!

    takes 15 seconds for me, i just timed it, on my CD MBP, its a tad old so forgive it! haha.

    thats much much quicker than the 20 or so bounces Word does...AND IT RUNS NATIVE!
     
  19. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    #19
    The last time I used AppleWorks was last year on a PC. I enjoyed using it; simple layout and easy to use. I remember using the painting and drawing tools, and the word processor.
     
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    #20
    well to be fair, that is the time it takes to get to the panel screen in appleworks. it then takes less than a second to get a document screen up and running

    after i opened it up once and do it again, it opens even faster

    when doing the same with word 08 (opening after i had opened it before), it takes just over 3 seconds to have a typable screen

    my mb is quite a bit slower but owell lol
     
  21. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    #21
    LOL how can you open appleworks on a PC. i think you are mistaken.

    oh wow really?? i was timing how long it takes to stop bouncing! once i quit it and try to open again it comes up in 2 bounces, the menu bar still takes the same time (around 5 seconds) to come up no matter what.

    word 08 is pathetically slow... not even going to get into it :p
     
  22. Nermal Moderator

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    #22
    There was a Windows version.
     
  23. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    #23
    are you serious!?!?! when did they ever make that?? was that around the time of OS9?

    never ever never heard of that before. wow.
     
  24. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    I have a copy that an old teacher gave to me when I first received my mac but I have never used it. It's collecting dust.
     
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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