Newton Glossary

An almost definitive guide to Newton-related terms and trivia.


A function built into Newton device that can automatically perform certain tasks, such as dialing a telephone number, searching for information, or scheduling an appointment. Assist is accessed by entering a request word into the assist drawer triggering the corresponding action. For example, entering the “call” request word into the assist drawer will trigger an action to dial a telephone number.

Also referred to as Assistant and Newton Assistant in earlier versions of Newton OS.

Additional Information

Apple Support: Newton MessagePad: Using the Newton Assistant


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