Developer: Planamesa Inc.
Current Version: 2017
Last Updated: 6 hours ago
Download Size: 254.2 MB - Download
NeoOffice is an office suite for Mac that is based on OpenOffice and LibreOffice. With NeoOffice, you can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, LibreOffice documents, and simple Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
Two engineers created NeoOffice in 2003 when they made OpenOffice run natively on OS X for the first time. Since then, the NeoOffice engineers have continually added improvements to NeoOffice that you will not find in OpenOffice or LibreOffice such as:
• NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu to open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch
• File > Browse All Versions menu to restore previous versions of your documents
• Native file locking to safely edit files in iCloud Drive, Dropbox, or network drives
• Native Mac grammar checking
• Native Mac text highlighting
• Support for Mac Services
• Native floating tool windows
Before you buy NeoOffice, please click on the "NeoOffice Support" link and read the installation notes.
This version is a new version of NeoOffice that is based on LibreOffice. While previous versions of NeoOffice were based on the OpenOffice code, NeoOffice 2017 is based on the LibreOffice 4.4 code.
We switched to the LibreOffice 4.4 code because the LibreOffice code is able to open and save Microsoft Office .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx documents with fewer errors than the OpenOffice code.
Most Helpful Reviews
NeoOffice is the best. - After switching over to an iMac after using PCs with Windows for many years, I find that Writer in NeoOffice is easier to use than MS Word for Windows, it converts all my MS Word legal and technical templates and documents to ODT format perfectly, including special section line and paragraph numbering, and I can perfectly convert documents to MS Word format when necessary. Writer also works well with MathType equations, which I have used in my documents for many years. The only thing that I can find that it does not do is open Visio VSD drawing files, but I use Omnigraffle for that anyway.
Abysmal product - waste of money - I purchased this product in lieu of OpenOffice for one thing - to print labels. It does not print labels well. It does not even print them poorly. Trying to print labels corrupted (evidently) the preferences. It is impossible to locate the preferences to trash them and start a new set of preferences. The above could be user error and of course I am venting. But this is not user related. BASICALLY IF YOU BUY NEO HERE IN THE APPS STORE, YOU ARE HOSED. Because you did not purchase it directly from them, you cannot download the software so you can try trashing your old version - but WORSE THAT THAT - you cannot log onto the NeoOffice forum to even ask a question because they do not recognize your App store purchase. BUT they have Download on the Mac App Store all over their site. They basically do not do any support. Now 10 USD is not a lot of money, my time is more important. But if you are looking for a good product from a good company or set of programmers - stay away from these guys.