eWeek.com presented a list of the top 25 killer apps of all time from Peter Coffee which is shown below. For more detailed information on each of these applications feel free to go to their site by clicking on the Source: link below.

  1. 1976: Electric Pencil
  2. 1978: WordStar
  3. 1979: VisiCalc
  4. 1981: dBase II
  5. 1982: AutoCAD
  6. 1983: Lotus 1-2-3
  7. 1983: Turbo Pascal
  8. 1984: MacWrite/MacPaint
  9. 1984: MultiMate
  10. 1985: Excel for Macintosh
  11. 1985: Aldus PageMaker
  12. 1986: Cross-network E-mail
  13. 1987: Excel for Windows
  14. 1987: dBase Mac
  15. 1988: Mathematica 1.0
  16. 1989: Word for Windows
  17. 1990: Windows 3.0
  18. 1990: Adobe Photoshop
  19. 1991: Microsoft Visual Basic
  20. 1994: Netscape Navigator 1.0
  21. 1995: Internet Explorer 1.0
  22. 1996: Palm HotSync
  23. 2001: Mac OS X
  24. 2001: Apple iTunes
  25. 2004: Mozilla Firefox 1.0