Apple AppleWorks

Version9(as of 1/19/2015)
Rating:2.7  |  9 Votes

Main Features

  • Word processing
  • Drawing and painting
  • Slideshow presentation creation
  • Spreadsheet editing
  • Database designing and management

Software Overview

AppleWorks was an office suite application that replaced ClarisWorks for OS X computers. It was named after the original AppleWorks that was available on older Apple machines. Apple discontinued the suite, and its various capabilities are distributed as separate applications in the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).

Word processing, spreadsheet editing, and graphic editing were only a few of the capabilities found in AppleWorks. The program was also capable of managing databases and creating/editing equations with a handy GUI editor.


AppleWorks has long been discontinued and hasn't been sold since 2007. If you found it to be a useful program, you may enjoy using the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps in the Apple iWork suite.

Primary File Type

cwk icon.CWKClarisWorks Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CWKClarisWorks Document
.ASTClarisWorks Assistant File
.CGMComputer Graphics Metafile
.CWSClaris Works Template
.CWTClarisWorks Texture File
.DRWDrawing File
.MCWMacWrite II Document
.MSPClarisWorks Dictionary File
.MWMacWrite Text Document
Updated 1/19/2015