[NTLK] O.T. AppleWorks vs. iWork

DWDMGUY dwdmguy at optonline.net
Sun Apr 18 11:47:41 EDT 2010

I agree completely with Dennis but while there is Bento, a very nice, realational database, it should be included in iwork.

On Apr 18, 2010, at 11:40 AM, Dennis B. Swaney wrote:

> On 18/04/10 06:03PDT, Bob Carls Dudney wrote:
>> But OS 9 provides lots more options for connecting. (Another of many
>> ways Apple devolved under Jobs -- I admit not entirely: protected
>> memory is nice, and iWorks is better than AppleWorks in many ways.
> I have to disagree. AW is much better than iWork for the following reasons:
> AppleWorks is an INTEGRATED application of 6 modules:
> word processor, spreadsheet, database, drawing, painting, presentation
> iWork is a suite of 3 standalone applications:
> word processor, spreadsheet, presentation.
> I use AW all the time, but I have not yet been able to use any of the 
> iWork applications easily; it is always a struggle to figure out how to 
> do something in them. Admittedly I've been using AppleWorks since 1984 
> so I should probably wait another 26 years to see how I am using the 
> iWork applications.
> But to get back to the present, iWork is in dire need of, at the 
> minimum, a database application. Next it must be rewritten so that only 
> ONE application is installed on the computer, iWork, while the current 
> Pages, Numbers, Keynote and the future database (named Database?) 
> applications are tightly INTEGRATED as is done in AppleWorks.
> But until then iWork cannot be considered a complete replacement for 
> AppleWorks. At best it can be considered a replacement for MS Office 
> which it resembles in it's construction, though it is missing 
> equivalents to the database and mail applications that are in Office.
> Also, remember that AppleWorks was the inspiration for the Newton OS 
> TapWorks and its follow-on applications.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Dennis B. Swaney
> Newton MP 2100
> iPhone 3GS
> iPad
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