NeoOffice
NeoOffice
2017.19

3.3

NeoOffice free download for Mac

NeoOffice

2017.19
10 September 2019

Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based productivity suite.

Overview

NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes.

Improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice:

  • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
  • OS X Versions
  • Native OS X grammar checking
  • Native OS X text highlighting
  • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
  • OS X Services support
  • Native floating tool windows

What's new in NeoOffice

Version 2017.18:

Note: Before you buy NeoOffice, please click on the "NeoOffice Support" link and read the installation notes.

Fixed issues:
  • NeoOffice would crash due to LibreOffice bugs #97879, #101821, #103063, #108123, and #113230

Requirements for NeoOffice

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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sknight
20 August 2011

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I see no benefits for paying $100 per year to get support for it (or even worse to just post something on their forums). Wouldn't be better to pay an one-time fee ($149.99) for "Office for Mac" from Microsoft ("the real McCoy")? Even the $10 donation asked to download it is not a donation! How come a donation is mandatory?
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Version 3.2 Patch 5
Fundacion-La-Pegunta
09 September 2019
Where is the application in the spanish app store? Where is there a support email? Has the company disappeared?
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Version 2017.19
RogerKatz
18 June 2018
The current version is 2017.10
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Version 2017.9
RogerKatz
09 April 2018
The current version is 2017.8 (via Mac App Store).
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Version 2017.7
Ptk3
30 September 2017
NeoOffice had a reason to exist back in the early 2000's (and even before, in the late 90's); MacOS was not UNIX based, there are nor free neither open source opposition to MS Office: NeoOffice was then one of the first introduction of Unix open source app in the mac universe. It made sense, then. Now, the source from where Neo was forked, OpenOffice, is totaly avalaible on Mac OS. Plus, a second fork, with a powerfull community of developpers, including the original devs of the Open Office projects, LibreOffice, is also avalaible on Mac OS. Third, the office domination is not as powerfull as before. There are lots of solutions to type, edit, design and publish text around, that fits better the web world than print-oriented old Office suite. So, who needs NeoOffice now? And who wants to pay for it, though its siblings are free? Why devs spend their precious free time on it ? If someone can explain it to me, I appreciate.
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Version 2017.3
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476429
476429
19 December 2017
It is my understanding that they can provide native Mac functionality through the Java API that neither LibreOffice nor OpenOffice provide. See "Mac Features" on the NeoOffice "Features" page. It lists the Mac features in NeoOffice that are not available in LibreOffice or OpenOffice.

http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/features.php
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Jimw
Jimw
18 June 2018
What 476429 states while technically correct are actually very minor differences to most users. However to have the latest available version of an open source 'office' like app like LibreOffice that has the latest enhancements and bug fixes is an important difference, at least for me. Personally I would rather donate $30 to LibreOffice than to pay for a product that relies on fixes from another product to do their bug corrections and updates meaning they are always one step behind. Not only that, they are free to change additional monies for updates any time they choose.

While some of the differences just might just possibly be useful for users in the enterprise environment , as a single user, I sticking with LibreOffice and have no use for NeoOffice.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
29 August 2018
@476429, You live in the past. This is on the web site: "Features that require Java or Python removed " and goes on detailing what this means in practice. At least this is true in the Mac App Store version. I don't see why you'd keep relying on Java for features in any other versions.

I just proved to myself that NeoOffice 2017 at least does not rely on JRE 6 as I tried to run an app that does require this and I discovered I didn't have it installed, yet NeoOffice runs fine without this.
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Igor-Freiberger
19 August 2017
I use NeoOffice since 2012 but don't see why its users should update and pay $30. There is almost no change from the prior version. The adoption of LibreOffice 4.4 code is hardly attractive if it does not bring concrete improvements —and LibreOffice itself is already in version 5.4. After so many years, the features NeoOffice adds to the free packages (OpenOffice and LibreOffice) are still the same. Even its site fails to describe any reason to update. For now, it is better to keep using the old version, which is quite good, or maybe try LibreOffice.
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Version 2017
3 answer(s)
rayj
rayj
28 August 2017
Update from previous version is free: access via Mac App Store.
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Gregm
Gregm
12 September 2017
Also, apparently may be available for 2015 classic owners -- I put in my purchased email on the NeoOffice download page and was pleasantly surprised that I got a fully functional 2017 Pro. (be sure to check the OS requirement!!!)
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zzzuppp
zzzuppp
14 September 2017
Thanks for that tip, Gregm - it worked for me. Seems that you need to have purchased an update for 2015 edition in the last year to qualify for the 2017 Pro edition for free.
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RogerKatz
22 July 2016
the current version is 2015.8
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Version 2015.7
Mikael-B
08 December 2015
Unlike in the videos I've seen I have no tabulator option in the Paragraph view. Anyone know how to add and edit tabulators in NeoOffice?
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Version 2014.13
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Igor-Freiberger
Igor-Freiberger
08 December 2015
Not sure what you call Paragraph View. You can manage tabs from the Ruler the same way you do in Word or other text editors. Or edit them in Paragraph format dialog (Format > Paragraph), also similar to other editors.
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SeedNas
12 November 2015
Slow buggy crappy software which is not free anymore while are its other variations by other developers are still free !!!! Bye Bye Neo Office and hello to Libre Office !!!
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Version 2015.1
5 answer(s)
jipeca
jipeca
29 November 2015
Regarding stability it's really the baddest idea. I have the latest versions of LibreOffice, ApacheOpenOffice, Symphony, and NeoOffice and LibreOffice is by far the most unstable release. If you want to lose your data is LibreOffice to be used ... OpenOffice, Symphony, et NeoOffice held in a handkerchief, but LibreOffice in spite of is sypathetic name is really very, very slow and instable !
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Igor-Freiberger
Igor-Freiberger
08 December 2015
I use NeoOffice since I switched to Mac three years ago and it was not really free. To get updates and support, you need to pay a minimum US$ 10/year. Actually, it became pricey with the 2015 version.

My experience with NeoOffice is quite positive. Writer and Calc runs quickly and smoothly, although Impress is much inferior to PowerPoint or Keynote. I dislike the Change/Find feature and the interface is well outdated. But it is still a decent alternative to MS Office or Apple Pages/Numbers.
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rayj
rayj
08 December 2015
I used Libre for a while - more freezes and crashes in a day than I have with Neo in a month. It's certainly true that Neo now costs - but there's a difference between a project run by two individual developers and those run by large teams.

Maybe SaeedN5640 would care to start working for free just to benefit folk who can't be bothered to pay for something worthwhile.
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Nontroppo
Nontroppo
07 January 2016
I can't talk to NeoOffice, but I very rarely have hard crashes at all with LibreOffice, and LO is far more advanced than the terribly outdated bug ridden old code NeoOffice still uses. There are so many compatibility bugs that have been fixed in LibreOffice why anyone would still use the old codebase is beyond me.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
18 July 2016
It's not slow at all. Get a modern computer. My last was a MBP from 2009.

Also, I have very few crashes with Calc, that I use the most. It opens Excel files really well once you learn how to do it. Usually all info for OPenOffice applies.
It's legal, due to the source code license, as far as I can tell to distribute NeoOffice by torrent. or give to friends so costs can be avoided But why not support the company that makes it a priority to adapt to Mac?

I think it unwise of Planamesa to not even have an open forum or make it really hard to for users to report bugs. Of course, most bug reports should really go to OpenOffice, as that is the core source code. But they could be better at communicating with prospective customers.

Last time I checked LibreOffice was much much worse.
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RogerKatz
08 November 2015
The current version is 2015.1 (although the Finder's Get Info window says 2015, the applications About window identifies it as 2015.1).
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Version 2015
jipeca
02 July 2015
The only fork of Ooo that is truly effective on Mac OSX. Not to take on the Apple Store but via the official website. ApacheOpenOffice and Symphony are almost as effective. LibrOffice next is painfully slow and crashes constantly ... I work on the three in paralelle on a document that contains +/- 480 pages, and I have already lost several times on my data with LibrOffice. Never with NeoOffice (or on Symphony to be precise).
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Version 2014.12
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