Apache OpenOffice for Mac

Apache OpenOffice for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 162 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    891,624
  • Date Added:
    April 29, 2014
  • File Size:
    166.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,487
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Note:

Editors' Review

+

Apache OpenOffice is a free office-suite alternative to Microsoft Office or Apple's iWork Suite. With open-source development, features constantly change and improve, which makes OpenOffice in some ways more flexible than its paid counterparts. While bugs are bound to be an issue, this is an all-around powerful, accessible tool set for anyone who needs productivity software.

Pros

Near-complete tool set: Apache OpenOffice's biggest selling point is that it can almost completely replace Microsoft Office. OpenOffice can open all of its counterpart's file formats and runs a smaller module. While it may not have the same sleek, modern look as the most recent editions of Microsoft Office or iWork, OpenOffice can easily handle all the same types of documents and tasks.

Streamlined interface: Some open source tools can be intimidating to use, but OpenOffice has a straightforward and feature-loaded but accessible interface. For basic word processing, number crunching, or creating presentations, the apps in OpenOffice offer everything you need, front and center. For advanced users, there are dozens more tools behind the scenes.

Cons

Some functions can be clunky: OpenOffice doesn't have the massive development cycle and resources that a major release from Microsoft or Apple gets, so there are some rough edges. While OpenOffice works perfectly for basic functions, more advanced actions -- like formatting documents with images, managing massive files, or running multiple instances at once -- can make the software slower. These are small issues, but power users in a hurry might find them a problem.

Bottom Line

Apache OpenOffice is a very good free, accessible alternative to expensive office software. It is loaded with tools; downloads and installs quickly; and handles all the basic functions you could need from an office suite.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 162 votes

    • 5 star 60
    • 4 star 60
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 19
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-1 of 1

  • 5 stars

    "Ideal for students"

    May 21, 2014   |   By Sue Lima

    Version: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0

    Pros

    Very compatible with Word documents. Once you get used to the layout of the tool bars you have a very good word processing substitute. Students can download it and not worry about their budget.

    Cons

    Nothing major to complain about.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-1 of 1

    Add Your Review

    Login or create an account to post a review.

    You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Apache OpenOffice
    Add Your Review

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

    Update your review

    Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
    Submit

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

     
    see all reviews +

    Full Specifications

    +
    What's new in version 4.1.0
    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 is a minor feature release. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 or earlier are advised to upgrade. Other general areas of improvement include: Improvements to interoperability, feature enhancements, bug fixes and new and updated translations.
    General
    Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
    Publisher web site http://www.openoffice.org/
    Release Date April 29, 2014
    Date Added April 29, 2014
    Version 4.1.0
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Office Suites
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 166.43MB
    File Name Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_MacOS_x86-64_install_en-US.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 891,624
    Downloads Last Week 1,487
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

    Previous Versions:

     
    read more +

    More Products to Consider

    Close[x]

    Submit a problem report for Apache OpenOffice

    Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

    Problem:

    The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

    The download link does not work

    The software has a newer version

    The product contains malicious software

    Other

    Description:

    Please select a feedback type.

    Please enter a description.

    Submit Problem Report

    Close[x]

    Problem Report submitted

    Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

    OK