SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A

[x] Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 1996

Commission File No. 0-25040

APPLIX, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        Massachusetts                                   04-2781676
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(State or other jurisdiction of                      (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)                      Identification No.)


112 Turnpike Road, Westboro, Massachusetts              01581-2831
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(Address of principal executive offices)                (Zip Code)

                                 (508) 870-0300
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Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

Common Stock, $.0025 par value per share

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes X No

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to

Item 405 of Regulation S- K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. [x]

On March 10, 1997, the aggregate market value of Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was $73,115,582 based on the closing price of the Common Stock on the Nasdaq National Market on March 10, 1996.

The number of shares of Common Stock outstanding as of March 19, 1997 was 9,948,538.


This Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A to Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Commission on March 31, 1997, is being filed for the purpose of filing the Financial Data Schedule to the Annual Report on Form 10-K.


Item 14. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules, and Reports on Form 8-K

(a) Index to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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3. The Exhibits filed as a part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K are the following:

    *3.1 --     Restated Articles of Organization.

    *3.2 --     By-laws.

  *+10.1 --     1994 Equity Incentive Plan.

  *+10.2 --     1984 Stock Option Plan.

  **10.3 --     Commercial Lease between the Registrant and Westboro II-III,
                Inc. dated January 5, 1996.

  **10.4 --     Commercial Lease between the Registrant and Westboro I Real
                Estate Corp. dated January 15, 1996.

  * 10.5 --     Standard form of Applixware Software License Agreement.

 ** 10.6 --     1996 Director Stock Option Plan.

*** 11.1 --     Statement regarding computation of earnings per share.

  * 21.1 --     Subsidiaries of the Registrant.

*** 23.1 --     Consent of Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.

    27.1 --     Financial Data Schedule


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* Incorporated by reference from the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File no. 33-85688).

** Incorporated by referenced to the Registrant's Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1995, as filed with the Commission on April 1, 1996.

*** Previously filed.

+ Management contract or compensatory plan.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

APPLIX, INC.,

By: /s/ Patrick J. Scannell, Jr.
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   Patrick J. Scannell, Jr.
   Executive Vice President, Finance &
   Administration, Chief Financial Officer
   and Treasurer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

        Signature                             Title                                     Date
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/s/ Jitendra S. Saxena
- -----------------------       President and Chief Executive Officer and
Jitendra S. Saxena            Director (Principal executive officer)               April 2, 1997


                              Executive Vice President, Finance and
/s/ Patrick J. Scannell, Jr.  Administration, Chief Financial Officer and
- -----------------------       Treasurer (Principal financing and accounting
Patrick J. Scannell, Jr.      officer)                                             April 2, 1997


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Richard J. Davis              Director

/s/ Paul J. Ferri
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Paul J. Ferri                 Director                                             April 2, 1997


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Alain J. Hanover              Director

/s/ David C. Mahoney
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David C. Mahoney              Director                                             April 2, 1997

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EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.           Description
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  * 3.1  --     Restated Articles of Organization.

  * 3.2  --     By-laws.

 *+10.1  --     1994 Equity Incentive Plan.

 *+10.2  --     1984 Stock Option Plan.

 **10.3  --     Commercial Lease between the Registrant and Westboro II-III Inc. dated
               January 5, 1996.

 **10.4  --     Commercial Lease between the Registrant and Westboro I Real Estate Corp.
               dated January 15, 1996.

 * 10.5  --     Standard form of Applixware Software License Agreement.

 **10.6  --     1996 Director Stock Option Plan.

***11.1  --     Statement regarding computation of earnings per share.

  *21.1  --     Subsidiaries of the Registrant.

***23.1  --     Consent of Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.

   27.1  --     Financial Data Schedule.

*Incorporated by reference from the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File no. 33-85688).

**Incorporated by referenced to the Registrant's Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1995, as filed with the Commission on April 1, 1996.

***Previously filed.

+ Management contract or compensatory plan.


ARTICLE 5
MULTIPLIER: 1000


PERIOD TYPE YEAR
FISCAL YEAR END DEC 31 1996
PERIOD START JAN 01 1996
PERIOD END DEC 31 1996
CASH 19,882
SECURITIES 0
RECEIVABLES 13,222
ALLOWANCES 518
INVENTORY 0
CURRENT ASSETS 38,238
PP&E 10,057
DEPRECIATION 5,401
TOTAL ASSETS 44,514
CURRENT LIABILITIES 17,114
BONDS 0
PREFERRED MANDATORY 0
PREFERRED 0
COMMON 25
OTHER SE 27,375
TOTAL LIABILITY AND EQUITY 44,514
SALES 51,237
TOTAL REVENUES 51,237
CGS 7,513
TOTAL COSTS 7,513
OTHER EXPENSES 43,217
LOSS PROVISION 0
INTEREST EXPENSE 0
INCOME PRETAX 1,772
INCOME TAX 4,408
INCOME CONTINUING (2,636)
DISCONTINUED 0
EXTRAORDINARY 0
CHANGES 0
NET INCOME (2,636)
EPS PRIMARY (0.27)
EPS DILUTED (0.27)