Sidekick
Sidekick 1.5.1
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Menubar item for AppleWorks 6.   Shareware ($10.00)
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Sidekick is a menu bar item for AppleWorks 6.

Features include:
  • Create a new document without first starting AppleWorks 6
  • Easily access your most recent documents
  • Use Mac OS X 10.4's Dictionary and Thesaurus program with AppleWorks 6
  • Access Mac OS X Services including Spotlight, Speak Text and Summarize
  • Search Google, online dictionaries or an online thesaurus from a word processing document
  • Easily access your ten most recently used AppleWorks 6 documents
  • Start Classic version of AppleWorks 6 (if installed)
What's New
Version 1.5.1:
  • Updated the Sidekick home page link. Our new site is at http://dalegillard.com.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • AppleWorks 6.2.4 or later



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WCityMike commented on 05 Sep 2007
I'm not sure I understand the business model of a $9 Shareware product exclusive to a discontinued Apple application suite.
[Version 1.4.1]

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Wooden Brain Concepts replied on 05 Sep 2007
retro shiek
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Dale Gillard (developer) replied on 05 Sep 2007
Sidekick has been around for years, well before Apple unofficially discontinued AppleWorks last month. However many people still use AppleWorks. To not provide a simple update now would be very small minded.
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hawker commented on 28 Feb 2003
This is a "must have" utility for AppleWorks. My favorite feature is the ability to clear recent AppleWorks documents. I also appreciate the ability to send words and phrases to Google from within AppleWorks.
[Version 1.0]

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JimW replied on 09 Feb 2005
For new Appleworks users you might be correct if AppleWorks still had a life. Unfortunately, from what I have read, Appleworks is an "End of Life" product and I get the impression, if Apple has not formally announced it as yet, that development has ceased on the product. In all fairness, given the probable future of AppleWorks, I feel that the Sidekick developer should turn the product into freeware, and offer a refund to all that purchased it after last November. My advise; save your money, and wait till Tiger is released and IWorks matures, or look into Open Office. I see little value for potential new users to throw more money in the an essentially "dead" product.
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Anonymous commented on 12 Feb 2005
AppleWorks is not dead. It is still in fact being sold by Apple, and is being bundled with the new Mac minis. Many people are doing productive things with it, that they can't do with a word processor and presentation package (ie iWork), or as easily with the incomplete versions of the OpenOffice/NeoOfficeJ available on the Mac platform.

I seriously doubt Apple will upgrade iWork to match AppleWorks by June this year (ie when Tiger's due). Simply because there's some nice technology like CoreData and CoreImage coming in Tiger doesn't mean Apple have developed complete apps with them and are ready to release them. I'd look for iWork '06 late next year to see anything like that coming from Apple.

Sidekick won't be released as freeware or refunds given. This would suggest that AppleWorks is unusable or that my effort in making Sidekick is meaningless. Obviously I don't agree with that. Nor I imagine would many people who are AppleWorks User Group members, or those who participate in the AppleWorks Discussion on Apple's Support web site.
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Downloads:9,233
Version Downloads:560
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:03 Mar 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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Sidekick is a menu bar item for AppleWorks 6.

Features include:
  • Create a new document without first starting AppleWorks 6
  • Easily access your most recent documents
  • Use Mac OS X 10.4's Dictionary and Thesaurus program with AppleWorks 6
  • Access Mac OS X Services including Spotlight, Speak Text and Summarize
  • Search Google, online dictionaries or an online thesaurus from a word processing document
  • Easily access your ten most recently used AppleWorks 6 documents
  • Start Classic version of AppleWorks 6 (if installed)
  • Find AppleWorks tips and help by opening popular Apple and third-party Web sites
  • Quickly launch companion applications including Pages, Keynote, Address Book or Calculator


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