TV Works was created by Sonoran Blue. The beta version was being developed for the Pippin Power Player prototype under the working title PipWorks (ピップワークス). The user interface evolved during development and was simplified before it was released.
The first version from Bandai Digital Entertainment was to be named PippinWorks 1.0. However, it was retitled to TV Works: Paint Word Mail when it debuted in Japan as part of the Pippin Atmark special "Network set" (「ネットワークセット」) on March 28, 1996. It included drivers for the Apple StyleWriter I/II, 1200, 2200, and 2400 printers.
Version 2.0 was introduced on June 15, 1996 with the lower-priced base "Pippin Atmark body set" (「ピピン＠アットマーク」「本体セット」). Version 2.1 updated the printer drivers with versions for the Color StyleWriter 1500 and 2500, which were backwards-compatible with preceding models.
Subsequent updates featured POP mail support as Atmark Channel's IMAP mail servers were being shut down. The final Japanese version was published directly by Bandai after its Bandai Digital Entertainment subsidiary had been dissolved.
- ↑ Apple Pippin scans by DFJustin, The Internet Archive. 2013-08-10.
- ↑ テレビワークス (Japanese), Third Stage. Archived 1999-09-16.
- ↑ Product, Sonoran Blue. Archived 1997-03-01.
- ↑ Whats is Pippin ? by Pierre Dandumont, YouTube. 2019-01-25.
- ↑ Le CD-ROM «What is Pippin ?» et les prototypes de Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2019-01-27.
- ↑ Spec. by chemy cano, Pipp!n@Archive (Japanese). Archived 2007-02-05.
- ↑ ピピン＠アットマーク店頭販売、単体販売開始!! (Japanese, Shift JIS), Bandai Digital Entertainment. Archived 1997-10-25.
- ↑ テレビワークスPOP (Japanese) by MAISON PiPPiN, GeoCities. Archived 2000-03-07.
- ↑ テレビワークスPOP その仕様差は・・・ (Japanese) by MAISON PiPPiN, GeoCities. Archived 2000-03-07.
- ClarisWorks, an office suite that was promoted, but not released for Pippin.
- EGWORD Pure, another word processing application for Pippin.
- PEASE, another productivity suite, with shell, for Pippin.