Computer History - Herong's Notes - Version 3.11, by Dr. Herong Yang
VisiCalc - The First Spreadsheet Application
This section provides an introduction of VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet application, for Apple II computers, developed by Dan Bricklin and released in 1979
VisiCalc is the first spreadsheet application for personal computers. VisiCalc sold over 700,000 copies in six years. Here is how wikipedia.org describes the origin of VisiCal:
"Conceived by Dan Bricklin, refined by Bob Frankston, developed by their company Software Arts, and distributed by Personal Software in 1979 (later named VisiCorp) for the Apple II computer, it propelled the Apple from being a hobbyist's toy to being a much-desired, useful financial tool for business."
The picture below shows a screenshot of VisiCalc
Table of Contents