NeoOffice for Mac 2014.1: It’s Ready [u]
NeoOffice 2014 shipped a week or so ago and, rather than write it up then, I thought better of it — wait for the first point release. Well, Neoffice 2014.1 has indeed arrived, an unambiguous signal that it’s time to belly up to the bar.
Once upon a time, NeoOffice was the product of one guy. Now, it’s two and, perhaps, twice as nice. But could it be the one?
In general, NeoOffice for Mac 2014 (MAS, $29.99) comes to market with the following features and enhancements:
— Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
— Fully OS X Gatekeeper compatible, no other OpenOffice product can claim the same
— OS X Versions
— Native OS X text highlighting
— Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
— OS X Services support
— Native floating tool windows
Also, NeoOffice 2014 is now 64-bit, so folks that used third-party ODBC drivers and/or extensions will need to update those before buying this upgrade.
That said, NeoOffice 2014.1 adds automatic grammar checking using OS X’s integrated grammarian.
If you would like to try NeoOffice 2014 before you buy it, simply download it here. [u] However, the NeoOffice trial cannot save documents.
For what it’s worth, a small bird has told us that NeoOffice 2014 works just fine in OS X Yosemite.