15. Business Applications

Who Should Read This Chapter:

If you plan to use your Mac to crunch numbers, make a presentation in front of an audience, track business data, or track your budget, this chapter will help you find the software you need to put your Mac to work.

Macs aren’t just about fun, games, and expressing yourself. Some of us use Macs for work. There are plenty of serious work applications, and even an entire suite of them from Apple called iWork.

We’ve already looked at word processors in the previous chapter. In this chapter, let’s take a look at other programs used for work, such as spreadsheets, presentations, and databases.


One of the earliest uses for personal computers was spreadsheets—two-dimensional ...

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