Apple has introduced AppleWorks 6, adding more than 100 features - and a stunning new user interface - to its award-winning productivity application.

AppleWorks 6 is an integrated word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation application. New features include: an easy-to-use presentation environment, through which users can create: multimedia slides that integrate text, tables and digital elements such as QuickTime movies and iMovies; more than 150 professionally designed templates; 50 new fonts; and built-in Internet content capabilities that allow users to access more than 25,000 high-quality clip-art images.

“AppleWorks 6 makes it simple to create professional-looking documents from the classroom or the living room,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “A new user interface and easy-to-use presentation environment make AppleWorks 6 a muac, AppleWorks 6 requires an Apple computer with a PowerPC processor, at least 24 MB of physical RAM with virtual memory turned on, a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and an Internet connection for accessing the online digital images.

AppleWorks 6 runs on Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9, and is expected to be available in early February from Apple Authorized Resellers and The Apple Store (www.apple.com) for an estimated retail price of $79.