The 50 Greatest Moments in Apple History

34. VisiCalc Comes to the Apple II

Year: 1982

It's ironic that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program available for personal computers, is the software that made the Apple II-and, by extension, Apple itself-a serious PC competitor, when PCs when on to dominate the business sector. Without this number-crunching software, many say, Apple's desktop division wouldn't have popped off.

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