Apple has released AppleWorks 6.2.3 for Mac OS 8/9 and AppleWorks 6.2.4 for Mac OS X, new versions of its word processing, spreadsheet, and database application. The new versions add improved functionality with Macintosh Manager and FAXstf, the ability to read and write Microsoft Word and Excel files, enhanced formatting tools, faster downloading of Internet templates, improved networking compatibility, and more. AppleWorks 6.2.4 sells for US$79.