OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 for Mac - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

OpenOffice.org for Mac

CNET Editors' review

OpenOffice.org is the free alternative to Microsoft Office. Even on a Mac, Open Office.org mostly feels and looks like a Windows application, but Mac users should have no trouble getting up and running with this multifeatured app.

With Open Office, you can create the same types of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations available in Microsoft Office and even save them with the MS Office extensions such as .doc or .ppt. OpenOffice.org also has its own file extensions, which can't be opened with their Microsoft Office counterparts, so you'll need to make sure you remember to save with the appropriate extension so MS Office users can read them. This is made much easier with the Preferences Panel, which lets you select the default file type for documents you create.

During our testing, the application performed very well; it handles MS Office documents with the same ease as its own native documents. And you don't need to be an advanced Office user to find all the features you used in Microsoft's suite. All the basic editing tools are available at a glance, so you can start using the application from the first launch.

Overall, OpenOffice.org is a very useful and powerful app for document editing and reading. We recommend this free app for any-level user who wants a less expensive way to create files and share them with OpenOffice.org or Microsoft Office users.

Apache OpenOffice - Get an open-source multi-platform office productivity suite - Download Video Previews:

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Apache OpenOffice
    Take an open-source approach to office productivity.
    Download Or, Learn More About Apache OpenOffice

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Free PDF to Word
    Convert PDF files to Microsoft Word format.
    Download Or, Learn More About Free PDF to Word

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Co...
    Open, edit, and save files using the new file formats in 2007 v...
    Download Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Adobe Reader XI
    View, navigate, and print PDF files.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Adobe Reader XI
  • Free JPG to PDF
    Convert JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG images to PDF files.
    Download Or, Learn More About Free JPG to PDF

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • All-Business-Letter...
    Get a comprehensive library of 4500 sample business letters and...
    Download Or, Learn More About All-Business-Letters

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • All-Business-Docume...
    Prepare any business documents from 6000 professionally written...
    Download Or, Learn More About All-Business-Documents

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Wo...
    Create and share content with the help of a comprehensive set o...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office Word 2010
  • PDF to Excel
    Transform PDF documents to Excel documents.
    Download Or, Learn More About PDF to Excel

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • PDF ReDirect
    Create, encrypt, and merge PDF files.
    Download Or, Learn More About PDF ReDirect

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WorkTime
    Keep track of how you use your PC.
    Download Or, Learn More About WorkTime

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • PDFCreator
    Render PDF files within applications that support the print fun...
    Download Or, Learn More About PDFCreator

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Vi...
    Develop your own custom solutions visualizing various data.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Kingsoft Office Fre...
    Read, create, and save files seamlessly in Office 2007/2010 and...
    Download Or, Learn More About Kingsoft Office Free 2013

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FreeOCR
    Recognize text from images using the open source Tesseract OCR ...
    Download Or, Learn More About FreeOCR

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Advanced Word to Pd...
    Convert Word, RTF, and TXT files into PDF documents.
    Download Or, Learn More About Advanced Word to Pdf Converter Free

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Po...
    Create, manage, and collaborate with others on presentations.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010
  • Kingsoft Writer 201...
    Process documents and save them in various formats.
    Download Or, Learn More About Kingsoft Writer 2012

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Image to PDF Conver...
    Convert image files to PDF document.
    Download Or, Learn More About Image to PDF Converter Free

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Judoom
    Carry out your writing work while having access to multiple doc...
    Download Or, Learn More About Judoom

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • ADaMSoft
    Read and write data in different formats.
    Download Or, Learn More About ADaMSoft

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Fakturama (32-bit)
    Create invoices and delivery notes for various purposes.
    Download Or, Learn More About Fakturama (32-bit)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Fakturama (64-bit)
    Create invoices and delivery notes for various purposes.
    Download Or, Learn More About Fakturama (64-bit)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Office Convert PDF ...
    Convert your PDF files into various image formats.
    Download Or, Learn More About Office Convert PDF to JPG JPEG TIFF Free

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 161 votes

    • 5 star: 59
    • 4 star: 60
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 11
    • 1 star: 19
  • Current version:

    4.1 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-10 of 13

  • 4.0 stars

    "Switched to Mac, don't want to pay for MS Office"

    April 10, 2011  |   By Taegugki

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    Free and free.

    Cons

    You get what you pay for.

    Summary

    I switched to a MBP 17" 2 months ago and didn't see justify paying for MS Office for Mac because I hardly use it. IF I were to pay for anything, I WILL buy Presentation and Pages and for the price. Since my office is a Windows shop and I need Excel OOo has no problem opening the program and because they don't use complicated spreadsheets, I haven't had a problem with using OOo and not MS Office for Mac. Highly recommend.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "easy to use."

    February 22, 2011  |   By sboard1

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    ease of use, for me it does everything that Microsoft office does, and it's free.

    Cons

    for my use there are no cons.

    Summary

    good product, easy to use, free, use in place of Microsoft office.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Good for a freebie"

    February 17, 2011  |   By fastknitter

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    Can open MS Office docs
    Less complicated than other office suites

    Cons

    A little slow to load on a Mac Book 2.4 Ghz running Snow Leopard

    Summary

    Seems to have most if not all features found in MS Office apps. Pretty darn good for free software. Would recommend to all Mac users.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "It's great to get all this to use and still be legal!"

    February 8, 2011  |   By unclebobjim

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    It has every possible facility that I can imagine and I don't even use half of them. I really like the table tool for text documents. The spreadsheet is easy. I've upgraded versions easily on several occasions and do not think of ever giving it up.

    Cons

    I wish that OOO would not ask me to re-register each time I upgrade. It's a shame they cannot work out a method to recognise an existing user when I want to upgrade; so now I don't bother to re-register - life is too short!!

    Summary

    If you are retired, like me, and have been using Microsoft systems for a while you should slot seamlessly into using OOO; why spend money on a package that you are never likely to fully use when you can use this good free one! If you have any ability at all and some experience you should be able to share your knowledge with others by producing a Template or two for others to use.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "crashes my macbook air"

    February 7, 2011  |   By mclsmail

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    just one: free

    Cons

    slow and crashes my macbook air

    Summary

    thumbs down

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "This is better than MS office or Apple Iworks"

    February 6, 2011  |   By premkumarmail

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    1. Compatibility-"work" in other formats like doc not just to Save as
    2. Very intuitive menu
    3. Data pilot=pivot table of MS office. I works does not even have this feature.Nothing less as compared to the famous Ms Office or I works, probably more.

    Cons

    None that I could see.

    Summary

    Also it is absolutely thin software taking very less time to download. And getting it free, for the very best software. That is as good as it can get.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect in every way"

    February 4, 2011  |   By jack-g

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    Does "everything" you want for your administrative needs both professional and personal.

    Cons

    NONE - It has always been 1st class

    Summary

    I have used open office for years and have yet to complain or have a need for any Microsoft Office product. Donations keep this software free to all with no restrictions and backed by the best.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "practical and useful... even necessary at times"

    February 3, 2011  |   By cumberfrod

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    allows opening files from Microsoft users

    Cons

    Not as clean and simple as it could be, cf Nisus or, long ago, WriteNow, still about the best word processor I've used.

    Summary

    Every Mac user should have a copy installed.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "nice product - meets the everyday needs"

    February 3, 2011  |   By hvcriq

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    Easy to use - multiple options

    Cons

    slow platform

    Summary



    Updated on Mar 29, 2011

    A little slow loading up, but very easy to use. I have accessed the word processor and the spreadsheet functions and am quite pleased with both.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Many office programs, too complicated, this one is OK"

    February 1, 2011  |   By lathangt

    Version: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    Pros

    The program does what I need it for without having to spend big bucks. I only need something simple - thanks!

    Cons

    Can't think of a single one!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1-10 of 13

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0
Add Your Review

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

Submit your reply

Submit

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

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for OpenOffice.org

close

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

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

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

OK

Or, Learn More About OpenOffice.org

Installed

Smart Install
OpenOffice.org for Mac