Developer: Planamesa Inc.
Current Version: 2017.3
Last Updated: 23 days 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 of NeoOffice fixes the following bugs:
• NeoOffice would would sometimes crash when quitting
• NeoOffice would horizontally stretch grayscale images when exporting to PDF
• NeoOffice would sometimes crash when saving JPEG images
• NeoOffice would sometimes crash when entering text using some of the macOS Asian keyboard layouts
• NeoOffice would crash when expanding a list of macros in some of the macro dialogs
• NeoOffice would sometimes crash when closing a window after dragging text or other objects within the window
• NeoOffice would sometimes crash during execution of a timer in the application's native event dispatching thread
Most Helpful Reviews
NeoOffice is Great. Highly Recommend - We have used NeoOffice now for four years in our office and have been very pleased. It replaced Office for the Mac and our entire office has been very happy with it. It does most everything MS Office Mac does, but much better, it is more reliable, and it can easily read and write word and excel files perfectly when needed. We have tried OpenOffice and LibreOffice, but they are inferior compared to NeoOffice and are less stable and have more bugs. It was written solely for Mac and has outstanding support. If there is ever a problem or bug (very rare), the developer fixes it right away- try getting someone at MS to do that for you. We put it to heavy use every day, writing very long 100+ page reports with heavy use of embedded spreadsheets, etc., plus do financial spreadsheets that are complicated. It does it all and it does it extremely well. If I sound like a fanboy I am. I was very skeptical 4 years ago in considering making the jump, but it was absolutely the right move. I know others will be pleased. If you're an OpenOffice or LibreOffice fan give it a try. You can always go back if you're unhappy because they are interoperable. There is nothing lost and everything to gain.
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.
More Reviews for Current Version
I have a problem with this version. - I have been with Neooffice from the beginning, but sadly the latest version has a quirk that is driving me away. The styles “Default Formatting” function has been replaced by “Clear Direct Formatting.” The “Default Formating” was very useful, in fact essential in circumstances when reformatting a document which was originally badly formatted. It would seem that the new function would just be a name change, but I can’t get it to work the way the old function did. I hope this will be changed back in the next version. This function is so important that I have been using the Classic version, but they keep scolding me with a pop-up web page for using an old version.