ApexText was the character generator (Apple Extended Text System) for the Apple II series of computers first released in 1983 written by Tim Cimbura in 6502 Assembly Language and Applesoft BASIC. This software was one of the first graphically oriented text systems on any computer. It allowed upper and lower case letters to appear easily on ANY Apple computer (even without the lowercase chip). It also allowed different fonts to be edited and used in multiple colors and sizes. It could even be used for animation.
ApexText was licensed for use by TIES (for their keyboarding software and other apps), MECC (for several software packages and games), Scholastic (for use in the Microzine that appeared in the Welcome to Macintosh movie and other software), and many other companies.
You may run ApexText using an Apple IIe emulator for the Macintosh or PC like Virtual II by Gerard Putter.
ApexText System Disk
ApexText is a character generator for the Apple II. When released it was THE best of class character generator allowing any Apple II to display upper and lower case characters in multiple sizes, colors, fonts, graphic symbols, etc. (Believe it or not computers didn’t do this in the past.) Included are a couple of nice demos (including the first magic trick programmed on a computer), fonts, font editors, etc.
The ApexText manuals are here: