Screenshots of the latest OpenOffice suite designed specifically for the Mac
The NeoOffice suite has a similar look and feel to Microsoft Office, and offers many of the same features. But its user interface is cluttered compared to most Mac OS applications.
Calc, the NeoOffice spreadsheet application, is a powerful Excel alternative. It is also much better at importing Excel files than the Numbers tool offered in the Apple iWork 09 Mac productivity suite.
Impress is capable, but just not in the same league as Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple iWork’s Keynote application when it comes to creating slick presentations.
Microsoft Office compatibility is a strong point of NeoOffice and it can even be set to save in Office document formats by default.
Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and database components make NeoOffice a heavyweight productivity suite. It even includes a formula-editing component.
Although essentially a reworked version of Sun OpenOffice, NeoOffice has long been a more popular choice for Mac users looking for a powerful open-source productivity suite. We take a look at the key features of the latest version.