NeoOffice for the Mac: The Right Tool for the Job?


NeoOffice, version 2.2.1, offers Apple computer users a free suite of office productivity applications. Whether Mac users own Intel- or PowerPC-powered Apple systems, NeoOffice provides a highly compatible collection of productivity tools.

You may download NeoOffice for free from the TechRepublic Software Library.

As you can see here, NeoOffice offers a word processing program, a spreadsheet utility, presentation and drawing tools and even a database application.

With its high compatibility, ease of use, similarity to Microsoft Office applications and open source (free) licensing, NeoOffice is the right tool for Mac users requiring standard office tool functionality.

Read a concise summary of NeoOffice's strengths and weaknesses in this blog post.


Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...