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As informed earlier, Zoho Wiki’s latest update added the site map and an easier way for moving around pages. Your Wiki pages can now be re-associated as a sub-page of another through easy drag-and-drop. A sub-page can even be made as a parent page to another. And you can now set privelege options for comments in your Wiki (previously only public wiki pages can be commented upon by others).
Go ahead, check out Zoho Wiki and test drive the new features.
‘The Minnesota Daily’ in an article titled ‘Microsoft Office on the way out‘ reports that some government agencies in the USA have banned usage of Vista on their computers. The article points incompatibility with other software as the reason. It goes on to add that online office applications have already started making inroads and has the below to say about Zoho :
Even more exciting than Google’s new offering is another online program called Zoho. Unlike Google Apps, Zoho has its own version of PowerPoint and can produce charts from spreadsheets; as of now. Zoho is additionally compatible with Microsoft Office and allows users to work in Office while offline and transfer work easily back and forth.
Currently, it is most useful to use Google Apps and Zoho in conjunction with Microsoft’s already established and universally accepted Office programs. It is, however, worth noting how quickly the online applications have made their mark, and the abundance of options can only mean good things for students and consumers.
PC World released a list of ‘101 Fantastic Freebies‘ breaking them into 23 categories. Under ‘Office Productivity in Software and Services’ category, Zoho is listed as a winner. Other freebies in this category includes Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Ajax13, OpenOffice etc. Thanks PC World. We are glad you see the value.
Also, recently Online Education Database created a list for ‘Top 25 Web 2.0 Apps to Improve a Student’s or Professor’s Productivity‘ where Zoho Projects and Zoho Creator were selected and several other Zoho Applications also available as alternatives.
Ready for some office unproductivity? Folks at Jambav (funded by Zoho’s parent company, AdventNet) have come out with a fun site named ToonDoo. ToonDoo is an easy way to create comic strips. You can choose from the characters, props, backgrounds available and can also upload your own images. It takes just 5 minutes to make a strip.
Within AdventNet, ToonDoo gets a lot more visits than Zoho – reassuring to know our engineers have their priorities figured out. As our CEO, Sridhar likes to quote the quote “If you enjoyed the time you wasted, you didn’t waste it after all”.
Since the release of Zoho Wiki Beta, we have made available some oft-asked-for features by our users. Listing them below :
- You can rename your Wiki page title
- Delete option for the wikis you created
- Optional ‘Table of Contents’ for a Wiki page (Headings in the page will be made part of the TOC and linked when you choose that option)
- Performance improvements for faster loading of the wiki pages
Other than the above, we have fixed a few bugs too. Coming up next are improvements to the current navigational system. Till we get that in place, please use the ‘Wiki Index’ at the bottom of your Wiki page for listing all the pages in your Wiki.
Do tell us if you have would like to have anything specific in Zoho Wiki.
We just rolled out an important update in Zoho Sheet. The key features include
- Collaborative Editing
- Zoho Chat Integration
- Extended API
- Open Document Sheet Support
With this update, multiple users can work on the same spreadsheet at the same time. When you open a spreadsheet that someone is working on, you’ll see a small message informing this.
From then on, all the changes made by multiple users will be reflected immediately.
Zoho Chat Integration
If you want to chat with the users working on the sheet, just click on the chat icon () at the bottom right corner and it’ll open up the chat interface.
We also extended our APIs for Zoho Sheet for reading more granular data like a cell or cell range. APIs are now available in 3 formats – XML, CSV and JSON (also JSONP). Complete API documentation is available here.
The following video demonstrates these functionalities.
Do give these new features a try and let us know what you think.
Update: I forgot to mention another significant feature we added with this update – OpenDocument Sheet (.ods) Support. Now you can import and export .ods sheets into Zoho Sheet. Thanks Samy for observing this.