Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware applications

Abandonware DOS is not only about games. Some of the most fondly remembered software for old PCs is an application. These applications, both for DOS and early versions of Windows, played pivotal roles in shaping the personal computing landscape. They introduced users to various productivity tools, multimedia experiences, and the potential of GUI-based interfaces.
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Volkswriter 3

DOS19823.7/5 word processor
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Data Perfect 2.6

DOS19933.5/5 database
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Einstein Writer 7

DOS19853.5/5 word processor
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FreeDOS Shell

DOS2002freeware3.5/5 utility, file management
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Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia

Windows XP/98/9519993.5/5 gaming software
Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia is an abandoned "educational" application and turn-based strategy game based on he Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. MTG: Interactive Encyclopedia was developed by Wizards of the Coast and released in 1999 for Windows XP, 98, 95. The base application contains Magic cards up to the Mercadi...
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Microsoft Word

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19833.5/5 word processor
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Visual Basic 3

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19933.5/5 programming
Visual Basic 3 (VB3) is a programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) released by Microsoft in 1993. It is part of the Visual Basic (VB) series, which is known for its ease of use and rapid application development capabilities. Visual Basic 3 was a significant step forward in the evolution of the Visual Basic language and...
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HTML Tads

Windows XP/98/951997freeware3.4/5 gaming software
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Borland Paradox 4.5

DOSWindows XP/98/9519933.3/5 database
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DeskMate

DOS19843.3/5 utility, spreadsheet, word processor
Deskmate is a software suite developed by Tandy Corporation that provided a graphical user interface (GUI) and a set of applications for personal computers. It was often bundled with Tandy's TRS-80 and Tandy 1000 series of computers in the late 1980s and early 1990s.Deskmate included various applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, calen...
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F-Prot

DOS19953.3/5 utility
F-PROT is an antivirus developed by FRISK Software International. The name "F-PROT" stands for "FRISK-PROActive," emphasizing its proactive approach to virus detection and prevention. F-PROT Antivirus is designed to protect computer systems from various forms of malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software.
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Javelin

DOS19853.3/5 spreadsheet
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NCSA Mosaic

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19933.3/5 browser
NCSA Mosaic was one of the earliest web browsers to appear on the market. It was developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. NCSA Mosaic was released in 1993 and is credited with being the first widely-used graphical web browser with a user-friendly interface.
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TheDraw 4

DOS19863.3/5 graphics editor
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Bank Streek Writer Plus

DOS19863.3/5 word processor
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PrintMaster

DOS19853.2/5 graphics editor
PrintMaster is a program that allows users to create a variety of print projects, such as greeting cards, banners, brochures, and more. It provides users with tools and templates to design and customize their own print materials. PrintMaster includes a library of pre-designed templates, clipart, and other graphics that users can incorporate in...
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At-slow4

DOS19893.2/5 utility
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After Dark

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac19933/5 utility
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Lynx

DOS1992freeware3/5 browser
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NewsMaster

DOS19863/5 graphics editor
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Ace 2.02

DOS20012.8/5 utility
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CheckIt 3

DOS19902.8/5 utility
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Paint Shop Pro 3.11

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19932.8/5 graphics editor
Paint Shop Pro 3 is an early version of PaintShop Pro, which is a graphics editing program known for its user-friendly interface and a range of features that cater to both amateur and professional graphic designers. Paint Shop Pro 3 was released in the late 1990s and represented one of the early stages in the evolution of the software.
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Acrobat Reader 1

DOS19932.7/5 utility
Acrobat Reader was the first of a family of application software developed by Adobe Inc. to view, create, manipulate, print and manage Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Acrobat Reader 1 was released in 1993 for DOS and Mac.
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EducAtlas 1993

DOS19932.5/5