AppleWorks and the capriciousness of nostalgia
By any logic, I should feel the same sense of affection for AppleWorks as I do for ClarisWorks. They were fundamentally the same thing, after all, with the ‘Apple’ simply replacing ‘Claris’ because Apple had disbanded the Claris subsidiary.
In one sense, all that really changed was the name. The fundamentals of a genuinely integrated, comprehensive office suite remained, with flexible tools and the ability to mix and match elements from all the different modules in each other’s documents, for some truly rich and impressive results.