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:
• Native Dark Mode
• 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 crash when saving a .docx file that contains complex tables
• NeoOffice would not catch many common grammar errors that Apple's TextEdit application catches
• NeoOffice would crash when executing certain macros attached to spreadsheet cells
Ratings and Reviews
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 The styles “Default Formatting” function has been replaced by “Clear Direct Formatting.”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.
Disappointed in my recent purchase.
Not a fan of my recent purchase of NeoOffice 2017. This suite of programs do not maintain file format integrity on even simple RTF files or basic XLSX files. I prefer Mac computers to PC’s, but constantly have to deal with the plethora of Microsoft file types in my profession. I want to use products on the Mac that I can trust will maintain the original file formatting when sharing MS documents with colleagues. It’s especially important during presentations with clients. I often create documents that clients pay money for and expect to use in Microsoft products they own. Consequently, I am forced to maintain copies on Windows machines, just to ensure anything I create on a Mac doesn’t get screwed up; likewise when I want to edit a document on a Mac that originated from a Windows machine.
I found that Pages and Numbers do a better job in these scenario's than NeoOffice when it comes to using the lowest common denominator file types in heterogeneous systems; yet none of these programs can be trusted for always maintaining format integrity if the files use some of the more advanced features. I have to assume it’s because Microsoft makes it very difficult with their constant changes, but come on guys, RTF files? Really? You can’t get too much simpler than that. I would expect NeoOffice to maintain file format integrity on RTF files. Perhaps the NeoOffice team will get around to it on some future upgrade. In the mean time, I can’t recommend getting NeoOffice when the free Pages and Numbers programs that come with macOS do a better job in this regard.
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.
- Planamesa Inc
- 254.4 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2003 - 2019 Planamesa Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.