Early Apple® II Software: VisiCalc and EasyWriter

5.25" diskette with sleeve, marked VisiCalc for Apple
II and II plus 32-48K by Personal Software Inc.
dated Apr 7 1980
in black ink; VisiCalc manual: loose pages in a brown plastic binder
marked VisiCalc. 5.25in. diskette with sleeve, marked Information
Unlimited Software EasyWriter (C) 1979 Cap'n Software
numbered 17 in
black ink; EasyWriter manual: loose pages in a blue pastic binder
marked EasyWriter a word processor from Cap'n Software.
Visicalc case: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)
Easy Writer (blue) case: 9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm.)
Easy Writer (silver) case: 9.75 x 7.5 in. (24.8 x 19.1 cm)
All disks: 5.5 x 5 in. (14 x 12.7 cm.)
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VisiCalc for the Apple® II, developed by Dan Bricklin with help from Bob Frankston and released in 1979 by their company Software Arts, was the first commercial spreadsheet program. It was instrumental in the early success of the Apple II computer and directly inspired such influential programs including Lotus's 1-2-3 and Microsoft's Excel.

EasyWriter was the first commercial word processor developed for the Apple II platform. Released in 1979 by Cap'n Software, it was developed by John Draper, also known as Cap'n Crunch, a famous 'phone phreak' who, in the 1970s, developed techniques for tricking the AT&T network into giving free phone calls.

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