1/9/0810:46 am MacMost MacMost Now 24: Word Processing Alternatives Gary Rosenzweig looks at alternatives for casual users to Microsoft Word. These include Pages, Nisus, Papyrus, OpenOffice, ThinkFree, AbiWord, Google Docs and others. Video Transcript CLICK TO EXPAND Transcript available soon. Transcripts are typically available a few days after the video has been published. Please check back. Related Posts: Online Course: Learn Mac Pages, Showing Word Processing Invisibles, How Do I Merger Multiple MS Word Documents Into One Document?, Can You Use Placeholders In Pages Word Processing? Comments: 5 Responses to “MacMost Now 24: Word Processing Alternatives” Ian 1/9/08 @ 11:05 am Hi Gary, thanks for another great show. There are more of them out there than I thought and I’ll take a look. I’m surprised you didn’t mention NeoOffice which I used regularly and is especially for the Mac. However now I use Leopard and I’ve heard NeoOffice is not yet compatible with Leopard and I’ve decided not to risk it yet. Personally I am most interested in spreadsheet software. Due to the cost of Office (and it’s about $500 in the UK), I’ll probably be getting iWork ’08 for around $108 here. Do you know of any others? I’m a ThinkFree user which is the best one for features but it’s not working all that well on Leopard. I may switch to Zoho. Also take a look at editgrid.com, but they seem to have a problem recognising merged cells in uploaded documents. Ian Call Me Yo Daddy 1/9/08 @ 8:13 pm Come on Gary, I can’t believe you failed to mention the best and I mean the best by far out of all the other options you mentioned, NeoOffice! And to Ian above, NeoOffice has long been compatible with Leopard and I’m running it flawlessly. Compared to NeoOffice, OpenOffice really isn’t the best recommendation. NeoOffice is far better optimized on a Mac and uses a native environment approach on a Mac. OpenOffice unfortunately requires X11 and NeoOffice does not. Also NeoOffice offers many more features and is more compatible with Microsoft Office than OpenOffice. Too bad, many will miss out. rosenz 1/9/08 @ 8:19 pm See, now THIS is what the comments are for. Viewer feedback, community sharing, follow-up info and all that. I had tried NeoOffice a long time back, and it was pretty slow. I’ll give it another try when I get a chance. Matt 1/10/08 @ 1:50 am If you are looking for Online Word Processing Alternatives, try Springnote.com The quality of the service is superb… and it is very usable. Call Me Yo Daddy 1/10/08 @ 5:15 pm Thanks Gary for the reply. It must have been quite some time ago when you last tried NeoOffice. It runs great on my MacBook (Leopard/4GB RAM). Comments Closed. Welcome to MacMostMacMost is brought to you ad-free thanks to its supporters! Learn about the Patreon campaign and find out how you can join Club MacMost! Free MacMost Weekly Newsletter Want all of the new tutorials in your inbox? Sign up for the free weekly newsletter that includes tips, recommendations and news. Learn More From MacMost Online Course: Mac Photos Online Course: macOS Sierra Online Course: Mac iMovie Online Course: Mac Pages Online Course: Mac Numbers Online Course: Mac Keynote Online Course: Mac Security Book: 101 Mac Tips Connect with MacMostSubscribe at iTunes to the MacMost video podcast Check out the free MacMost weekly email newsletter Follow MacMost on Facebook Get updates, news and tips on Twitter Get the free MacMost app for the iPhone and iPad MacMost SectionsA Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Videos by Category Video Archive Top Apple-Related News Apple Rumors All Recent Apple News Virus and Malware Information Center Free iPhone Ringtones iPhone App Recommendations Quick Tips MacMost Online Courses MacMost Recommended Products Popular TutorialsFinder Hints and Shortcuts Relative and Absolute Cell References In Numbers Creating Transparent Images With Pixelmator Macmost Now 2: MacBook Mobile Access Creating a Guest Wi-Fi Network Restoring Lost Dock and Finder Items Using the Keynote Presenter Display iMovie Basics Removing Adware From Your Mac 10 Finder Tricks InformationAbout MacMost Support MacMost MacMost Online Courses Contact MacMost MacMost Site Map MacMost Site Policies Copyright © 2006-2017 CleverMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.