About

This is the official web site of the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange, or A.P.P.L.E. for short.  A.P.P.L.E. has been an official global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985.

The user group provides support, information and software to its members, is an all volunteer organization.  Everyone associated with this user group are users of Apple computers themselves and provide this service in order to expand and share their understanding about Apple computers.

Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer.  In 2013, the “The WOZPAK Special Edition” book was released containing Steve Wozniak’s restored hand-written notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends.

 

A.P.P.L.E. History

A.P.P.L.E. was initially established in 1978 by Val J. Golding. The company provided software, hardware and support services for the Apple world until 1990 when due to several problems the company reorganized into a users group once again. From 1990 to 2001, the group existed as a users group only providing support to local northwest computer users.

In 1999, Bill Martens began to look into the possibility of preserving the information associated with the company and in contacting many of the former writers, board members and staff, found that there was an interest in preserving and rebuilding the company. Thus in February 2002, this effort began in earnest with the latest issue of the magazine being prepared for release even as this is written.  However, this could not have been achieved without the help of Don Williams, Rick Sutcliffe, and Norman Dodge.  Read more about our history:  http://www.callapple.org/about/history/

 

A.P.P.L.E. Today

A.P.P.L.E. is an all volunteer Apple / Macintosh users group. None of the members of the board or of the staff are paid and are dedicating their time to this project for the love of the computer world.

The purpose of the group is to provide information, software, hardware, documentation, and support to all levels of users regardless of the Apple computer that they are using. For those members who wish to support our efforts can check the section below on volunteering. We always encourage the enhancement of the “user helping user” concept and continue to believe that this is the best way for those who need help to gain the assistance they need.

 

Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine

Call A.P.P.L.E. magazine was started with a single one page flyer in 1978 by Val J. Golding and eventually grew to a 60-80 page glossy. The magazine was produced on a monthly basis and was once the cornerstone of many peoples experience with the Apple II series computers.

Once again we have revived the magazine. In the new magazine you will find programs, articles, and interviews. While we know that the magazine was once one of the largest distribution magazines in the world, we are not resting on our laurels. We try to provide content which is fresh, informative and useful to our readers.  Read more about our magazine: http://www.callapple.org/magazine

 

Volunteering

If you would like to help A.P.P.L.E., you can volunteer in one of several areas. We are always looking for people who would like to write and article for our magazine or persons with content that they would like to share with the Apple community. You can volunteer by emailing submissions@callapple.org. Please include the area or speciality you are volunteering for and your full contact information.  Read more about submissions: http://www.callapple.org/submissions/

 

Donations

We have gathered information and materials here which we have produced from the 1970’s to present day.  All of the information in this web site is open to the public but copyrights remain with the group.

If you would like to help with this project or have materials that are relevant to the project, we definitely appreciate any and all help and information.  If you are a former employee of A.P.P.L.E. and would like to have your picture and profile included in the who’s who directory, please feel free to send us a picture of yourself and a short paragraph about what you did at A.P.P.L.E. and the time frame you worked for the company.

To donate materials please email webmaster@callapple.org. All emails will be answered at the soonest possible moment.  Read more about donations: http://www.callapple.org/about/donations/

 

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