Free alternative to Office on Mac
OpenOffice for Mac is a free powerful office suite that provides a good replacement for Microsoft Office for Mac. This version is for older PPC Macs that are running OS X 10.3 or higher. You can download the latest version for Intel Mac here.
OpenOffice for Mac is a multi-platform and multilingual office suite that is compatible with all other major office suites and best of all, it's absolutely free to use. It includes the key desktop applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. The six components OpenOffice for Mac comes with are Write, Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw, Base (database management), and Formula (mathematical application).
There are some drawbacks to OpenOffice for Mac, such as occasional formatting or printing issues when using documents made in Microsoft Office. It can also be slow and unresponsive, especially when opening new files, due to its heavy reliance on Java. The numerous settings and buttons can be overwhelming, and it would be nice to see a simpler and streamlined interface in future releases.
Overall, OpenOffice for Mac is an excellent free alternative to Microsoft Office, particularly for those who are on a budget or prefer not to install Microsoft software on their Mac.