Applecations is publication by the Apple User’s Group of Sydney, Australia and features advertisements, member articles and content from around the world related to the Apple II computer and later incorporating the Macintosh. These magazines are a true wealth of discussion and news with an Australian perspective on the industry and user scene.
Presented here is a link to my ‘Scanned Magazines’ folder as shared on Google Drive where you’ll find my archive of 144 Applecations magazines, along with indexes and member listings. These magazines and their preservation began in 2016 and now in 2019 we have an additional 54 scanned and added to the repository.
The aim of this blog post is to give a page for reference online and easy access to 600dpi scans with direct download. Be sure to scroll down for a full listing of editions and see where you may be able to donate.
I’d also like to give credit to those names behind Applecations which include:
From July 1983 PRESIDENT - Bruce Kehlet VICE PRES - Michael McGunness Secretary - Colin Rutherford Treasuer - Peter Kazacos Committee - Ron Lombardo From August 1986 EXECUTIVE- PRESIDENT - Ron Lombardo VICEPRES - Don Riley SECRETARY - Bob Cornwall TREASURER - Peter Kazacos EDITOR -Hans Hoffman COMMITTEE- Membership Recorder - Graham Clarke Mac meeting Convenor -Ed Ashworth Asst. Mac S.I.G - Marius Coomans SALES - Library & Bulk Purchase - Chris Wanigesekera Bulletin Board SYSOPs - Andrew Riley, Matthew Barnes Asst. Librarians - Michael Funayama (Mac), Bob Bradshaw (//) Special Activities - John Rotenstein, Bruce Stanley, Ed Mehrte From May 1989 Editor: Hans Offman Contributing Editor: Tony Szabo Distribution: Graham Clarke Advertising: John Paske
Each magazine was made suitable for scanning by sharply removing the spine and scanned with a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 scanner. Lengthy experimentation was done to establish a workflow that delivers sharp, truly black text and minimal page bleed-through. If you notice a skew to the text it is in the original. Later editions had covers printed on coloured card stock, and some of the deep crimson red and dark green covers were manually scanned separately to ensure they didn’t appear too dark. I decided to drop out the colour as it’s is a full days work scanning covers in colour and pages in document black and white then combining PDF files. The risk of merging the wrong cover to content also increases so instead I retouched the dark covers to ensure visibility but one scan pass.
Listing in chronological order to help identify digital holdings and gaps Apple Users Group Newsletter, July 1981.pdf Apple Users Group membership application form.pdf Applecations 1982-01 Jan:Feb 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-03 March 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-04 April 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-05 May 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-06 June 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-07 July 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-08 August 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-09 September 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-10 October 1982.pdf Applecations 1982-11 Nov:Dec 1982.pdf Applecations 1983-01 Jan:Feb 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-03 March 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-04 April 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-05 May 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-06 June 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-07 July 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-09 September 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-10 October 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-11 November 1983.pdf Applecations 1983-12 December 1983.pdf Applecations 1984-01 Jan:Feb 1984.pdf Applecations 1984-03 March 1984.pdf Applecations 1984-04 April 1984.pdf Applecations 1984-05 May 1984.pdf Applecations 1984-06 June 1984.pdf Applecations 1984-08 August 1984.pdf Applecations 1984-09 September 1984.pdf Applecations 1984-10 October 1984.pdf Applecations 1984-11 November 1984.pdf Applecations 1985-01 Jan:Feb 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-02 February 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-04 April 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-05 May 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-06 June 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-07 July 1984.pdf Applecations 1985-07 July 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-08 August 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-09 September 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-10 October 1985.pdf Applecations 1985-11 November 1985.pdf Applecations 1986-01 Jan:Feb 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-03 March 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-04 April 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-04 April 1987.pdf Applecations 1986-05 May 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-06 June 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-07 July 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-08 August 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-09 September 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-10 October 1986.pdf Applecations 1986-11 November 1986.pdf Applecations 1987-01 Jan:Feb 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-03 March 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-05 May 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-06 June 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-07 July 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-08 August 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-09 September 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-10 October 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-11 November 1987.pdf Applecations 1987-12 December 1987.pdf Applecations 1988-01 Jan:Feb 1988.pdf Applecations 1988-03 March 1988.pdf Applecations 1988-04 April 1988.pdf Applecations 1988-05 May 1988.pdf Applecations 1988-06 June 1988.pdf Applecations 1988-07 July 1988.pdf Applecations 1988-08 August 1988.pdf Applecations 1988-09 September.pdf Applecations 1988-10 October 1988.pdf Applecations 1988-11 Nov:Dec 1988.pdf Applecations 1989-01 Jan:Feb 1989.pdf Applecations 1989-03 March 1989.pdf Applecations 1989-04 April 1989.pdf Applecations 1989-05 May 1989.pdf Applecations 1989-06 June 1989.pdf Applecations 1989-07 July 1989 (Cover Has Typo).pdf Applecations 1989-08 August 1989.pdf Applecations 1989-09 September 1989.pdf Applecations 1989-10 October 1989.pdf Applecations 1989-11 Nov:Dec 1989.pdf Applecations 1990-01 Jan:Feb 1990.pdf Applecations 1990-03 March 1990.pdf Applecations 1990-04 April 1990.pdf Applecations 1990-05 May 1990.pdf Applecations 1990-06 June 1990.pdf Applecations 1990-07 July:August 1990.pdf Applecations 1990-09 September 1990.pdf Applecations 1990-10 October 1990.pdf Applecations 1990-11 Nov:Dec 1990.pdf Applecations 1991-01 02.pdf Applecations 1991-03.pdf Applecations 1991-04.pdf Applecations 1991-05.pdf Applecations 1991-06.pdf Applecations 1991-07.pdf Applecations 1991-08.pdf Applecations 1991-09.pdf Applecations 1991-10.pdf Applecations 1991-11 12.pdf Applecations 1992-02.pdf Applecations 1992-03.pdf Applecations 1992-04.pdf Applecations 1992-05.pdf Applecations 1992-06.pdf Applecations 1992-07.pdf Applecations 1992-08.pdf Applecations 1992-09.pdf Applecations 1992-10.pdf Applecations 1992-11.pdf Applecations 1992-12.pdf Applecations 1993-02.pdf Applecations 1993-03.pdf Applecations 1993-04.pdf Applecations 1993-05.pdf Applecations 1993-06.pdf Applecations 1993-07.pdf Applecations 1993-08 09.pdf Applecations 1993-10.pdf Applecations 1993-11 12.pdf Applecations 1994-02.pdf Applecations 1994-03.pdf Applecations 1994-04.pdf Applecations 1994-06.pdf Applecations 1994-07.pdf Applecations 1994-08.pdf Applecations 1994-09.pdf Applecations 1994-10.pdf Applecations 1994-11.pdf Applecations 1994-12 01.pdf Applecations 1995-02.pdf Applecations 1995-03 (Cover typo).pdf Applecations 1995-04.pdf Applecations 1995-05.pdf Applecations 1995-06.pdf Applecations 1995-07.pdf Applecations 1995-08.pdf Applecations 1995-09.pdf Applecations 1995-10.pdf Applecations 1995-11.pdf Applecations 1996-02.pdf Applecations 1996-03.pdf Applecations 1996-04.pdf Applecations 1996-05.pdf Members Handbook 1986-1987.pdf Members Handbook 1987 And Index Of Applecations.pdf Members Handbook 1990 - Apple User's Group Sydney.pdf Rules of the Apple Users Group (Sydney).pdf Software Library Listing of the Apple Users Group Sydney Australia.pdf