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RAM Requirement: 128k

Control: Keyboard

Release Status: Abandonware

Year: 1988

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company, Ltd.

Developers: Bank Street College of Education & Franklin E. Smith

System 6 Compatible: Yes

Hard Drive Installable: Yes

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Apple II users were certainly spoilt for choice when it came to word processors. Wordbench's features tout an 'Outliner' mode, a 'Notetaker', the 'Writer', a 'Brainstormer' as well as a dictionary and thesaurus. While it looks like it's using the 80 column text mode, in reality it's using double hi-res in monochrome to be able to display bold and irregular characters.

There's no mouse support – this is a word processor geared for a truly dedicated writer who might consider ornamental fonts and large type sizes a distraction. The program appears to run from System 6 and from a hard drive - you just need to specify where your working files are when you begin, or create a new working folder to work from.