$houtout: NeoOffice

March 12th, 2012 by Gage Pacifera

The Harmonic Northwest $houtout is an effort to give some money and recognition to those selfless developers who offer up their expertise to help the development community in exchange for a voluntary donation.

I finally got around to buying NeoOffice. It was free for a very long time, but for the most recent version the developers began charging $10. This is a pittance for what you’re getting. NeoOffice has eliminated the need for me to buy Microsoft Office, which is awesome. I could go on about how well all the application features work, but that’s really the deal cincher.. not having to shell out a bunch of money to put a suite of Microsoft products on my machine.

Back when I started using NeoOffice, it was the only one that could be used natively on the mac. Now both OpenOffice and LibreOffice have a freely downloadable suite of similar tools that run on the mac platform. It’s possible that NeoOffice could be doomed by its free competitors, but I for one am very grateful to the NeoOffice team for getting the ball rolling ahead of everyone else on the mac-specific implementation.

Thank you to the development team of NeoOffice, you guys rule.

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