Zoho Docs, our Online Document Management application is now available on iPad (
iTunes link ). The 2.0 version of the application is now a universal app that works on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. Similar to the iPhone version, the iPad app lets you view your documents, spreadsheets, presentations etc within the app.
We have also made a few enhancements to the iPhone version. The look is crisp with added support for Retina display. We have also added options to share files with different permissions within the app.
We do have several more enhancements planned. Keep watching this space!
The tag line under the Zoho logo says “Work. Online”. This is because we believe you can be more productive in getting your work done using online tools like Zoho. Infact, we run Zoho on Zoho Apps. When Google announced Chrome OS, we were excited about hassle free computing on the cloud. We have been playing with Chrome notebook and we loved it
Today, we are excited to announce a joint promotion with Google. If you love Zoho Apps and use them all the time, you will probably enjoy a Chrome notebook as much as we did. So we are giving away some Cr-48 notebooks to Zoho users through a special promotion that starts today and lasts for a week.
How to Apply
This promotion is available in several Zoho Apps – Zoho Writer, Creator, Books & Invoice. After you visit one of these apps through Chrome Web Store, you might see a banner on the top with an ‘Apply Now’ link. Click it to apply! Selected users will receive a Cr-48.
Here’s the new addition to the growing Zoho portfolio: Accounting. We are extremely excited to announce the immediate availability of our online book keeping application, Zoho Books.
If you follow Zoho closely, you probably saw this coming. Over the past 5 years, we added one application after the other to build a comprehensive suite of online collaboration, business and productivity applications. The idea was simple. We want to build a suite of applications for small & medium business, so they can run their entire business on Zoho. If you looked at our portfolio of products, there was one significant missing piece, accounting. Today, we can almost call our suite “complete”.
What is Zoho Books?
Zoho Books is an online accounting application that gives you complete visibility of your finances and helps you manage the money moving in and out of your business. Zoho Books can simply be defined as “accounting for rest of us”. You need not be an accountant to manage your business and make informed financial decisions.
Here are some of the highlights of Zoho Books:
Get a clear picture of how much money your business is generating. Manage your customers and invoice them either online or by mail. Automate recurring invoices, payment reminders and payment thank-you notes. Get paid faster with our online payment gateways.
Manage and control your expenses and cash outflow. Record invoices and commitments for purchases, services and even for reimbursable expenses like client travel. Keep track of the outstanding balances with each one of your vendors and pay on time.
Banking and Credit Cards
Record and monitor your bank and credit card transactions like deposits, fund transfers, checks, expenses, credits and refunds. Easily reconcile them with your bank and credit card statements.
Take On the World
Transact globally with our multi-currency capabilities. Record foreign currency invoices and expenses. Plus, Zoho Books goes with you wherever you go, so your business is always one click away from you, regardless where you are.
Share -or delegate- the accounting duties to anyone in your organization, but set different permissions for you and your employees. Get professional help with your accounting by easily sharing your books with your accountant or financial adviser.
Stay on Top of Your Business
Glance through the dashboard to know what’s going well with your business and what’s not. Make smart and quick business decisions with the help of our insightful, available-anywhere reports.
offers lot more. It also integrates with other Zoho Apps. For example, you can import your contacts from Zoho CRM, view data from various modules in Zoho Sheet etc. A comprehensive integration between CRM and other Zoho Apps is coming down the road.
In particular, Zoho Invoice customers will be able to seamlessly migrate from Zoho Invoice to Zoho Books – and go beyond invoicing to full-blown accounting without having to start over.
If you are a Zoho Invoice user, we have some good news. Zoho Invoice application is now available on AppStore (iTunes link) for free.
The applications is rich in functionality. It includes 5 modules – Invoices, Estimates, Customers, Expenses & Items. In all these modules, you can create, edit or view your existing data within the iPhone app. Additional contextual actions are also available for each module.
If you are accessing Zoho Invoice from devices other than iPhone, a
mobile optimized version of Zoho Invoice is available @ mobile.zoho.com.
This year we have focused a lot on contextual integration. This includes integration between Zoho Apps as well as integration with external apps. I want to briefly highlightsome of the new integrations between Zoho Apps (also check Part I, Part II).
Zoho Wiki Integration with Zoho Projects
Zoho Wiki & Projects are two different types of collaboration tools. But when you have a need to collaboratively create content, then our Zoho Wiki integration with Zoho Projects can be really handy. Content can now be created in the context of the project you are working on. More details on this integration is available here.