NeO free download for Mac

NeO1.1.1

11 February 2019

Information outlining and organizing tool.

Overview

NeO is a powerful outliner built for OS X. Using NeO, you can efficiently manage and organize pieces of information. NeO supports basic outliner facilities, such as creating, moving, sorting, grouping, combining and gathering items. And the useful facilities help you manage and organize information.

  • Capable of importing graphics and multiple fonts for text
  • Can split editors
  • Can zoom editors
  • Multiple columns
  • Inline comments
  • Multiple-file find
  • Highlighting with color labels
  • Cloning
  • Hoisting
  • Labeling
  • Bookmark
  • Filtering
  • Linking among items, fields, and texts
  • Linking to files
  • Background colors for text, item, and document
  • Cascading style sheet
  • Named styles
  • Can export to text, RTF, Microsoft Word®, HTML, and OPML format files
  • Can import from text, RTF, Microsoft Word®, OPML, MORE format files
  • Spotlight support
  • Quick Look support
  • Universal binary
  • 64-bit support

What's new in NeO

Version 1.1.1:
  • Fixed a problem that NeO crashes on MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar.

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How would you rate NeO app?

22 Reviews of NeO

5
Nicksloan
28 January 2011
Version: 1.0.1

Most helpful

I love outliners in general, but in particular I love NeO. For a while I toyed with TAO, but I could never quite get my head round it, then I used OmniOutliner, but somehow I was always hitting serious limitations. Tree is very nice and simple, but also limited, likewise Opal. Deep Notes too. NeO is a reborn TAO, and no simpler, but I spent some serious time trying to understand it, to the extent that I now find it actually simpler to use than OO, as well as being much more powerful and flexible. It has a wealth of unique features, such as split editing, scaling, links and clones, and just as important from my viewpoint, it gives the user minute control over every aspect of the appearance of the outline: they can look as simple and uncluttered as you like, or they can be loaded with columns and metadata. The extra power does come at the expense of complexity: it takes a while to learn, and it is not yet bug-free, though I have found it perfectly useable. Talking of expense, the most amazing thing is that it costs less than 5 bucks on the App Store—and yes I’d feel sore if I had paid $10 for it the week before, but really, even $15 for this thing is an absolute steal.
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Iliketrash
12 February 2019
Version: 1.1.1
Not sure why version 1.1.1 is listed here as "Feb 2019" because my copy of 1.1.1 is dated February 3, 2017.
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5
stanblues999
18 August 2018
Version: 1.0.35
This is exactly what I've just written in the app store review a minute ago:
"There is no way this software can be abandoned, no way. As Tinderbox is to note takers, NeO is to outliners. Sell the rights to somone else and let develop or come back to your baby, this is to valuable to give up on. Nothing comes close to this Outliner, nothing!!! Let's hope an annoucement comes out with a revamped new version :)"

I would pay anything for this app to be continued. Cahrge me $40 for an upgrade? Fine!!! Just present the new upgraded tool!! Let's hope some good news soon.
(1)
Zx81
23 December 2017
Version: 1.0.35
Well, it looks as if Neo, Takashi Hamada and D-light have vanished. I first bought the app in 2006...It still works, though.
Too bad.
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Albrecht
21 December 2017
Version: 1.0.35
Is this abandonware? The developer's website <https://d-lit.com> is no longer up, but neither MacUpdate nor the Mac App Store indicate what has happened to it. At any rate, I found two bugs in version 1.1.1: (1) Trying to import MORE 3 files (the reason I originally bought NeO) or OPML files now appears to do nothing (nothing opens, and no error message is given). But when I then quit and relaunch NeO, the file I want to access is opened automagically… (2) DefaultFolder does not work with NeO. A pity — this was such a promising application.
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Zx81
21 November 2016
Version: 1.0.35
Does anyone know an IOS app that could work with Neo? Thanks.
I'm asking this question here because I did not find any forum that could help me.
There is an app called Neo Notes, but it has nothing to do with NeO.
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4
C-D
15 November 2016
Version: 1.0.35
This is truly a very promising application although it still suffers from teething troubles.

NeO offers a bunch of features you won't find in any other outliner (as far as I know). I haven't had the time to try it out completely, but I did purchase it anyway, since the prize is almost ridiculously low.

On the down side, many things just don't work as they should (e.g. styles), but I think the dev just needs a bit more time to polish his ambitious work. And I agree that the GUI looks a bit Window-ish and needs some refinement.
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5
Alenz
25 November 2015
Version: 1.0.30
Together with Tao from the same developer this is the only App I know that can open legacy MORE files. I'm happy I've found it. I had a license for Tao that should have worked with Neo. But Neo is now only available on the AppStore and I had to buy it, but it's still worth the price.
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4.5
lemon-kun
06 June 2014
Version: 1.0.29
OK, this is by far the best value-for-money outliner for the mac. It is really feature rich, so that we OmniOutliner users get jealous: for a tenth of OmniOutliner Pro, you get features like cloning/aliasing, all sorts of parameters for the columns, embedded video, text zooming and hoisting, etc. etc. etc. Although NeO is much more powerful, I still use OmniOutliner because of the UI, ease-of-use, look and feel – the UI of NeO reminds me of Open/LibreOffice, and I don't get so easily along with it. However, this is just a matter of taste, and you can customise NeO so it fits your needs. Verdict: NeO is a great, powerful pro-app at a ridiculously low price.
(4)
Iliketrash
05 March 2013
Version: 1.0.24
This update is said to be 10.0.24 but that version has been out for a while. Maybe the developer intended that this update be called something else.
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5
Zx81
14 August 2012
Version: 1.0.21.1
The very best outliner for me : Fast great sorting options cloning Numerous importing and exporting formats custom filters etc... Developer is very helpful and quick to answer. One of the "must have" on a Mac for me.
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Zx81
26 July 2012
Version: 1.0.21
Great app that reminds me of my first and best outliner : More A lot more comments and reviews can be found on MU here : http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35445/neo-for-leopard
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5
Iliketrash
19 July 2012
Version: 1.0.19
NeO is sold at the Mac App Store which makes the number of downloads on MacUpdates look ridiculously low. It also makes those of us who use MacUpdate a lot hard up to find useful reviews on this site. I have purchased Neo (the price is amazingly low for such an accomplished program) but have yet to work it into my work flow. It is a high-end outliner and organizer with advanced features, yet it looks to be as easy to use in "non-expert" mode as any other outliner. I am looking forward to using this heavily in organizing scattered research notes in preparing to write a paper. For now, I'll enter a five-star rating based on perhaps two hour's of use, and based on nice things people have said on the OmniOutliner page and also on the Mac App Store comments page.
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Istra
14 February 2011
Version: 1.0.4
is there a difference in the application, if downloaded through the AppStore or the developer's site?
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5
Nicksloan
28 January 2011
Version: 1.0.1
I love outliners in general, but in particular I love NeO. For a while I toyed with TAO, but I could never quite get my head round it, then I used OmniOutliner, but somehow I was always hitting serious limitations. Tree is very nice and simple, but also limited, likewise Opal. Deep Notes too. NeO is a reborn TAO, and no simpler, but I spent some serious time trying to understand it, to the extent that I now find it actually simpler to use than OO, as well as being much more powerful and flexible. It has a wealth of unique features, such as split editing, scaling, links and clones, and just as important from my viewpoint, it gives the user minute control over every aspect of the appearance of the outline: they can look as simple and uncluttered as you like, or they can be loaded with columns and metadata. The extra power does come at the expense of complexity: it takes a while to learn, and it is not yet bug-free, though I have found it perfectly useable. Talking of expense, the most amazing thing is that it costs less than 5 bucks on the App Store—and yes I’d feel sore if I had paid $10 for it the week before, but really, even $15 for this thing is an absolute steal.
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1.5
Ksrhee24
27 January 2011
Version: 1.0.1
I would have given a higher rating for this, but given my recent experience I cannot. I bought the NEO 2 beta version only a month ago and paid $10 to support the developer. However, today I find that I can't update my program to 1.01 and wrote to the developer. To my dismay, I was told that I need to purchase the program via App Store and pay another $4.99 for the program. I wrote to the developer that this is not the best way to support your existing customers when a brand new customer only needs to pay $4.99 while the existing customer is now paying $14.99 for the program. I have dealt with many software companies in the past, and most outstanding companies do not engage in this type of practice. I am not going to invest any more in the company product. I wrote off $10 as a lesson learned from this.
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5
Espiridion
27 January 2011
Version: 1.0.1
As posted in a reply below, I contacted the author to let him know that there was no PPC version. Within minutes he replied letting me know that he was going to rebuild the PPC binary and upload it during the day. I just got another email from him letting me know that the PPC version is up. In spite of the different time-zones and language (since neither of us is a native English speaker) I've always found the developer to be friendly and responsive. Regarding NeO itself, it does have a somewhat steep learning curve. It's easy to use NeO and do simple things, but it is worth it to read the Help to get the most out of it. At $10 it is a bargain. Since the moment I tried it I have not used my copy of OmniOutliner Pro. BTW, it is $4.99 for a short while via the App Store. Very highly recommended.
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rwebber
26 January 2011
Version: 1.0.1
The current build is not a universal binary -- it is intel only. I know the betas supported the older architecture. Developer, could you produce a build for those of us who still use older PPC macs? Thank you.
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rwebber
13 January 2011
Version: 2.0 beta 13
In good faith I bought NeO 2 beta 11 for Leopard 10.5 (it is currently beta 13). Now you release the app for 10.6.6 only and no longer compile it as a universal binary. Developer, I didn't pay you to beta test your application and then have you dump me for the app store. Please release a final version universal binary of NeO 2 for those of us who already paid for it. I realize my PowerBook G4 is outdated, but I selected and paid for your app precisely because it would run on 10.5 Leopard. If you are unable to produce a final version of NeO 2, please refund my money.
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Zx81
23 December 2010
Version: 2.0 beta 13
Just a quick comment : Tinderbox, which is suggested as a similar app is totally different of course. TBX is...what you want it to be.
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Ca
01 November 2010
Version: 2.0 beta 7
What is the difference between Tao and NeO?
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5
Zx81
11 October 2010
Version: 2.0 beta 5
I have owned Tao for a long time. Being one of the few survivors of the MORE era I have been a very happy Tao user, although the UI is rather complex. The developer is very responsive and I hope to be able to use this app another decade.
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Espiridion
10 October 2010
Version: 2.0 beta 5
Although I have a license for OmniOutliner Pro, I purchased Neo a few months ago. I won't rate it since it's still a beta release, but in summary it is very powerful and quite cheap. The license for Neo can also be used for Tao as well. The downside is the relatively steep learning curve, but it's not too bad and in return users get a lot of powerful features. From what I recall, this is one of the few modern outliners that actually has a clone functionality. I found the demo a bit limited, but given the price I decided to buy it and it quickly became my main outliner.
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