Software Arts Inc.

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Software Arts Inc. was a software company founded by Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston in 1979 to develop VisiCalc, which was published by a separate company, Personal Software Inc., later named VisiCorp.

Software Arts also developed TK!Solver, a numeric equation solving system originally developed by Milos Konopasek, and Spotlight, "a desktop organizer for the IBM Personal Computer."

By early 1984 InfoWorld estimated that Software Arts was the world's 13th-largest microcomputer-software company, with $12 million in 1983 sales. It was bought by Lotus in 1985

Timeline for Software Arts :

Date Event
1978 VisiCalc Spreadsheet is born


Software Products

VisiCalc (ROM version)

VisiCalc (ROM version)
1979
Spreadsheet software for the Commodore PET 2001, CBM 2001, CBM 8032 32K.

Manufacturer : VisiCorp
Type : Software

VisiCalc

VisiCalc
1979
Spreadsheet software for the Commodore PET 2001, CBM 2001, CBM 8032 32K.

Manufacturer : VisiCop
Type : Software

VisiCalc

VisiCalc
1980
Spreadsheet software for the Commodore PET 2001, CBM 2001, CBM 8032 32K.

Manufacturer : VisiCorp
Type : Software

Visicalc Model III Version

Visicalc Model III Version
1980
The famous early spreadsheet, also contains TRS-80 DOS.

Manufacturer : VisiCorp
Type : Software

Visicalc III

Visicalc III
1981
Visicalc III (Visicalc ///) is a powerful electronic worksheet that lets you ask the tough "What if?" questions essential to modeling and forecasting.

Manufacturer : Apple
Type : Software

Visicalc III

Visicalc III
1981
Visicalc III (Visicalc ///) is a powerful electronic worksheet that lets you ask the tough "What if?" questions essential to modeling and forecasting.

Manufacturer : Apple
Type : Software


 

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