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.
Please do give this app a try and let us know your comments.
series kicked off last year. We have been portraying Zoho Creator applications which we use for our very unique needs. With the series nearing completion, there are only a few more applications left, and we’d like to know how this series has influenced you. And just in case you have missed out any, here is an archive of the situational applications
showcased till now
The first app for this year is here because of its significance. It helps us ensure the reliability of all our services by keeping track of possible security threats. Here is
Hall of Shame
You read it right. Hall of Shame. More than anything else, we crave for reliability of our services. We realize that you trust us with your precious data. We also understand that we cannot compromise on the security of any of our services and live to talk our way out of the mess. It is why we chose to be on the front-foot. Every single entry on this application is a disgrace to the team, so the teams do whatever it takes to avoid it. Rightly named, don’t you think? Whenever a team comes out with a major update, every other team gets to test it intensively. They test not to find faults, but to improve the quality and reliability of the service. Should they stumble upon a backdoor that might be damaging, it is immediately brought to the attention of everyone. Don’t panic, because we don’t do all these after you start using the feature. This hunting-down happens on a local set-up. Only after every flag has been brought down, do we let it go live for you to use. Here is how it is streamlined.
Flags is the hot keyword here that attracts all the attention it deserves. All flagged vulnerabilities are tracked by security coordinators who are at the heart of every team. Whenever a set of features or fixes is ready, it is updated on a mirror set-up which is very much similar to the one you use, except that this is for testing privately. Security coordinators of every team are then notified of the update through automated email notifications.
Just like our customers, we too use our services extensively and rely on them. While testing the mirror set-up, if any security coordinator comes across any issue that is seemingly dangerous, he makes a note of it on this application and the team behind the service is notified. A developer of that team is then assigned to rectify the reported issue within a deadline. Once done, testing is iterated.
By ensuring that all service updates pass through this critical phase before going live, we have security in it’s rightful place.
is not the reason why our services are reliable, but it sure can take all the credit for a timely and custom application with which we implement security. Try this application
A Very Happy New Year 2011 to all of you!
With the New Year comes a new feature from Zoho Recruit – Zoho Calendar Integration.
Zoho Recruit – Applicant Tracking System with Zoho Calendar integration makes your personal and organization scheduling a lot more easier. You can now easily access and manage your personal and organization calendar from within Zoho Recruit. Scheduled interview events will be automatically reflected in both the organization calendar and the interviewers’ calendar.
Zoho Recruit’s dashboard gives you a quick calendar view of your personal and scheduled interview events for each day.
With this feature, scheduling interviews and keeping them organized is no more a difficult task. You can also set email reminders to avoid missing interview events.
We hope you like this. Please try this feature
and share your suggestions/comments with us.
Stay tuned for more exciting features in the coming weeks.
There are two important highlights in the recent update of Zoho Viewer
- Online Document Converter
- New PDF Viewer
1. Online Document Converter
You can now use Zoho Viewer to convert office documents to different formats. For example, you can convert a DOC file to PDF or an XLS file to CSV and so on. Upload your file, select the desired output format, convert it and save it back to your computer. No sign up needed. No installation required. Try the online document converter now at viewer.zoho.com/converter
and let us know your feedback.
2. New PDF Viewer
We have a new, improved viewer for your PDF files. This new viewer will retain the original formatting of your PDF files as much as possible. Here is the list of functionality available with our new PDF viewer:
- Retain the format of the original document
- Page navigation controls
- Find text within a PDF document
- Copy selected text to your system clipboard
Check out our new PDF viewer and share your thoughts with us. Here is a screenshot. Click on the image to view the PDF online.
Barely a week after we released our new PDF viewer, a free ebook was launched on Zoho Viewer by an author
. Here is the free ebook: viewer.zoho.com/docs/r1bbdh
The new PDF viewer is not yet available in the following scenarios.
- Viewing a PDF file available on a public URL
- Using the Viewer APIs to view PDF files
This will be made available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
With this post, we’d like to showcase two completely distinct but interesting ways in which Zoho Sheet is being used.
The UK government had opened up its data for other people to re-use. This is only about non-personal, non-sensitive data – information like the list of schools, crime rates or the performance of your council.
is the first step in creating a network of re-useable government data. It is a key part of the UK Government’s work on Transparency which is being lead by the Transparency Board.
You will find over 5,400 public datasets about how governments spends money. Most of these are in the form of CSV and XLS files. This website uses Zoho Sheet’s
Online Viewer API
to allow viewing these public spreadsheet files on your browser. Here is an example. Click on the image to go to that website.
When you view these public spreadsheets using Zoho’s editor, you can optionally save the spreadsheet to your Zoho account and do further analysis on the data such as creating Pivot Tables, drawing Charts, using the 350+ formulas available with us, etc.
2. Darley & Nutwood Local Nature Reserve
Uses Zoho Sheet to create spreadsheets of wildlife registers and publish these spreadsheets online for everyone to see.
maintains wildlife registers on Zoho Sheet. This includes sighting of rare and uncommon species of birds, mammals, insects and plants. They are a small group of people from all walks of life having one thing in common: To study and protect wildlife.
Nutwood is a small area north of the city of Derby in central England and it has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve by Natural England. It is owned by Derby City Council who have commissioned the Wildlife Trust to produce a Management Plan recommending actions between 2007 and 2011. A Management Group has been formed several years ago to administer this plan and much has been achieved.
From their website:
If you are a Wildlife Enthusiast, if you are interested in birds, mammals, insects or plants, whether you are a beginner or know quite a lot about it, this may interest you. We have a very small group of dedicated enthusiasts constantly watching and monitoring aspects of the wildlife in our Nature Reserve. I hope you’ve been able to look at our wildlife registers on this site which will give you an idea of what we are trying to do.
We are looking towards expanding the group by getting dedicated local people involved, particularly dealing with insects and plant life on the Reserve. You would not be committed to a particular work program and we would encourage people to develop their own approach with advice and support from the Management Group. You could devote as much or as little time as you wish. Be a wildlife enthusiast!
Zoho Sheet is used to maintain the online wildlife registers. These spreadsheets are then published so that they are available on a public URL and accessible to everyone on the internet. Here is a screenshot of part of the spreadsheet. Click on the image to view the Birds Register spreadsheet on Zoho.
2010 has been a
year of integrations for Zoho CRM.
It has been a successful year with lots of internal and external
integrations. Before we
bid farewell to 2010
, we are rolling out a few
more UI improvements in Zoho CRM.
Here they are:
Earlier, we were supporting 17 types of custom fields, like Text, Decimal, Formula, Lookup, Pick List, etc.
Now, we have added the
type custom field that can support up to 18 digits
This field will help you to record numbers that exceed
9 digits. For example, Bank Account numbers
, Support Ticket numbers etc.
We have also added a one-click option to
from the List Views.
This option will save you a few clicks while closing tasks.
Another addition is the
field for the line items. This will help you include a small description of
the products associated to Quotes, Invoices, Sales Orders and Purchase
The next new feature lets you transfer
Lead Created Time
‘ details in Accounts, Contacts and Potentials upon lead conversion.
This will help you keep track of the time
the lead was generated and the time taken to close the deal
Lastly, there is now an option that lets you
while creating a field.
This too, will save you time as you won’t need to visit the Edit Page
Layout feature to add the new custom field in the appropriate section.
We hope you like these improvements. Please share your suggestions and comments with us.
Happy New Year!