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Lotus 1-2-3 for Mac

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
1-2-3_disk_images.sit_.hqx (4.74 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
lotus_1-2-3_demo_v1.0.sit (1.85 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Lotus 1-2-3 was Lotus' attempt to break into the Macintosh market. It was more successful at laying the groundwork for all other GUI versions than it was for sales on the Macintosh where Excel continued to dominate. It runs well on my SE/30 using 7.5.5, on my PB3400 under 8.1. but will not run under 9.1. The images will need be burned to floppy as I had difficulty getting the installer to recognize mounted disk images.

Export formats:
Lotus 1-2-3 Mac, 1-2-3 DOS WK3, 1-2-3 DOS WK1, 1-2-3 DOS WK3/FM3, Excel 2.2, Text

Import formats:
Lotus 1-2-3 Mac, 1-2-3 DOS WK3/FM3, Excel 2.2, Excel 3.0, Jazz, Text

Architecture: 68k

Any Macintosh computer with a hard disk:
Macintosh Plus, SE, SE/30, Classic, LC, SI, Portable, or other II-family personal computers
2MB of RAM under Mac OS 6.0.4 or later
3MB of RAM under Mac OS 7
Supports AppleShare, Novell, 3COM, Pathworks and TOPS networks.
Supports Apple compatible printers


by Pico de Gallo - 2017, March 26 - 1:36pm

That download has three separate Program disk Images and two Tour disk images instead of the big single disk image. But no worries: I was able to install Lotus from the Program images. Disk Copy mounted the images and worked a charm. Thanks!

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by IIGS_User - 2017, March 25 - 5:07pm

24bit's disk image uploaded to mediafire in 2011 is no longer available.

I believe it's the first file available from above as well.

by Pico de Gallo - 2017, March 24 - 5:13pm

24bit's disk image uploaded to mediafire in 2011 is no longer available. Any chance someone has a disk image or can provide a link to one? Thanks!

by soudesune - 2015, November 5 - 10:53am

Review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat — Feb. 1994) added.

by wlewisiii - 2011, June 8 - 3:45pm

I booted my 3400 with an 8.1 disk and 1-2-3 ran fine under that OS. Checked again under 9.1 and still no joy.

I do wish my scanner was working, I'd put the manual up. Still, it's fairly straight forward SS & the help system is actually useful.

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by 24bit - 2011, June 8 - 3:23pm

Sorry for accidentially deleting the previous screenshot!
The program seems to be of some use still, as ten users downloaded the pre-installed image until now.

by wlewisiii - 2011, June 6 - 9:15pm

Glad it's of use.

Two more bits - this is version 1.1 which was the last version released by Lotus IIUC. Also it does not run for me under OS 9.1 on a Powerbook 3400, so the SheepShaver information is good to know.

All in all a much better effort than Jazz, but far too late as Excel had the market locked up tight.

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by 24bit - 2011, June 6 - 6:52pm

Thanks for this interesting contribution!
I installed all five 800k disks onto this image, deflated with Stuffit 3.5: , so there is no need for a floppy drive.
BTW: Lotus 1-2-3 works with SheepShaver as well.

by wlewisiii - 2011, June 4 - 3:25pm

Thanks for the hint. A hopefully better screenshot is now provided.

by Zaiphaic - 2011, June 4 - 2:26pm

Screenshot removed, since it is showing a person name not related to this upload. Please make your own screenshot and don’t grab ones from other webpages.

Hint: Cmd-Shift-3 will do a screenshot. Otherwise grab or another screenshot utility.