AppleWorks is a word-processing, spreadsheet, and database application. The new versions add improved functionality with Macintosh Manager (Apple’s workstation management technology) and fax management software FAXstf. The North American versions of the updates were released in early April.
The updates deliver new features to the application: the ability to read and write Microsoft Word and Excel files; enhanced formatting tools; and the speedy download of Web page templates. The updates also detect which version of the Mac OS is running, then install the appropriate files.