I did enjoy the software that schools provided with the Apple //e in the late 1980's. My memory of word processing software was:

  1. Zardax
  2. Multiscribe

I was in the Australian school system. So other countries may have used different software for writing and word processing. So have I missed any other word processing software for the Apple //e? I don't recall using Wordstar.

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Apple_II_word_processors lists a few notables, but there are many more (Magic Window, Screenwriter ][, ...) Were you looking for something specific, or just a list of titles?
    – fadden
    Jun 28, 2019 at 15:07
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    So far this sounds like a list question which would make it OT - and me inclined to vote for closing. As fadden already said (while providing a nice list-link - there where quite a lot), stating a more to the point reasoning, what you are looking for, could save the question - and bring the knowledge you want.
    – Raffzahn
    Jun 28, 2019 at 15:13
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    Well, there where dozends, if not hundrets. It was an open playfield without todays one size fits all products. Just, as by RC.SE terms, questions asking for lists of something are by default Off-Topic.
    – Raffzahn
    Jun 28, 2019 at 16:19
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    Wasn't AppleWorks the de-facto gold standard in Aplle //e word processing? Did anything else even come close? I had to suffer through using SpeedScript and/or Bank Street Writer on my C-64... (SpeedScript was actually quite good), but nothing could touch AppleWorks.
    – Geo...
    Jun 28, 2019 at 18:24
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it clearly asks for a list answer (or worse a link only to some list) - and the first answer already promised to compile one.
    – Raffzahn
    Jun 28, 2019 at 21:30

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I am making a list which will include not just word processors, but also editors and related tools. I am fairly sure many of these were, and still are, used in Australia. This is my first reading about Zardax -- thanks for the link. Wordstar ran on CP/M which was popular at the time.

  • It's likely this question will be closed, unfortunately, but have a look at my comment on the question. I think the author of Fulltext Pro 80 resisted efforts to export it, but it might have been used in Australia. I remember using Wordstar in NZ too. Jun 28, 2019 at 21:32
  • There was also some weird software called Diskmuncher that the teacher handed out so that people could make an "illegal" copy of software for themselves! We were 80's kids: we were illegal! Jun 30, 2019 at 12:33

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