4 Open Source Apps That Replace Microsoft Office

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HarmonicHealer

Ugh, how about NeoOffice? (neooffice.org) I use it - it works. It's free, but recently they asked for at least a $10 donation to keep up with the latest version(s) for one year. It's worth it. From their website:

NeoOffice is a full-featured set of office applications for Mac OS X. Created in 2003 when there was no Mac OS X version of OpenOffice.org available, Patrick Luby and Ed Peterlin have devoted their decades of Mac software engineering experience to create an office suite that is adapted to the unique needs of Mac users.

While OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice now have their own Mac OS X versions, Patrick and Ed continually add improvements to NeoOffice that our Mac OS X users will not find in OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice such as:

Extremely stable Mac OS X code that has been in daily use by hundreds of thousands of NeoOffice users since 2003
Significant speed improvements to the OpenOffice.org text layout, rendering, and printing code
Native Mac OS X text highlighting
Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
Mac OS X Services support
Native floating tool windows

Starting 1 August 2011, NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta will be available for download
NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta will add Apple's new Versions and Resume features
for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion users

Check it out!

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brandonwalkermedia

or just get iWork by Apple sence you have a Mac & all! IT WORKS!!! on-top of creating iWork files iWork creates PDF, MicroSoft, RTF & many more files! best thing i ever did for my business (besides buying a mac/iPhone) was buying iWork! + it's the only full Editing suite on iOS!

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IGendel369

So OpenOffice hasn't been worked on in a while and is pretty stagnant in terms of features. Part of their team left to form a new group and product. The product is called: LibreOffice. It's a much better product that is actually being updated.

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