Comparison of early word processors

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This article compares early word processing software.

Operating system compatibility[edit]

This table gives a comparison of what operating systems are compatible with each word processor in 1985.

Word processor Apple Atari CP/M CPT Commodore 64 HP IBM PC Kaypro Macintosh Morrow IBM PCjr Rainbow 100 TI Professional Tandy
Homeword II, IIc,IIe 800 No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No
MacWrite No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No
Pfs:Write II, IIc,IIe No No No No No Yes No No No Yes No No No
AtariWriter No 800XL, 1200 No No No No No No No No No No No No
Omniwriter No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Word Juggler II,IIe,III No No No No No No No No No No No No No
PC-Write No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes No No No
Wordvision No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Volkswriter deluxe No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
Perfect Writer No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Plu Perfect No No No No No No No 2,4,10 No Yes No No No No
Wordstar II,IIe No Yes No No 110,150 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes TRS-80
Newword IIe No Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Appleworks II, IIe No No No No No No No No No No No No No
III E-Z Pieces III No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Symphony No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Framework No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
XY Write II+ No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
WordPerfect No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Tandy 2000
Microsoft Word No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Tandy 2000
CPT Word Processors No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No No No

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