We blogged about Zoho being part of PC World’s “Most Innovative Products of 2007” and Lifehacker’s “Top 10 New & Improved Apps of 2007” lists recently. Here’s more appreciation for Zoho from bloggers & analysts.
TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington puts Zoho in his “2008: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without” list.
Zoho, particularly the spreadsheet application, has become an important productivity tool for us here at TechCrunch. We used it extensively to organize and discuss the hundreds of startups that applied to launch at TechCrunch40 last Fall. Whenever I open Office on my desktop to edit a spreadsheet, I feel the lack of collaborative features keenly. Frankly, Google Docs is just as useful, although Zoho was quicker to launch offline functionality, which gave them the edge on my list. Either product suite is a huge improvement on basic desktop office software.
A notebook can have as many pages as you choose (unlimited? I’m not sure), and those pages can be single stand-alone items such as a webpage, word processing (Zoho Writer) page, spreadsheet (Zoho Sheet) page, or a mashup of any of the items shown on the left-side panel below. For audio and video you can either upload completed files, link to files stored elsewhere (YouTube, etc.), or record on the fly.
Basically, I think that the value of this service is limited only by your own imagination. No bull.
Zoho Writer Sure, Google Docs gets all the glory, but if you want the Web’s most robust browser-based word processor, look to Zoho Writer. This year brought a wealth of new features, including a Word plug-in for easily importing and exporting Zoho Writer documents.
Ryan and Ashley Wagner at CyberNetNews have chosen Zoho Show among their ‘Most Powerful Websites‘ of 2007.
Zoho has developed an incredible suite of online office applications. In all they offer 18 different products and services, many of which are completely free for users. You can write documents, manage spreadsheets, create presentations, organize notes, and more with a single login.
Personally I do enjoy Google Docs because the interface is a little nicer, but when it comes to sheer power Zoho wins hands down. It’s the most complete online office suite available.
TIME’s featured Zoho as one of the ‘50 Best Websites 2007‘. We are at Number 22 (thanks to our users for voting!) and joined by sites like Netvibes, StumbleUpon, Twitter etc. Richard MacManus at Read/WriteWeb lists Zoho as one of his favorites of ’07 as well.
Marc Perton makes Zoho a part of his Best of ’07 list.
Google Docs may get all the glory, but Zoho feels a lot more like a real word processor, and includes such niceties as a tabbed interface, ad-free interface and, most impressive of all, a seamless offline mode—powered by Google Gears, which has yet to make an appearance in its parent’s online editor.
Craig Owens says, he “will definitely be using Zoho in 2008“
I recently started playing with Zoho Suite and I’m convinced that it is head and shoulders above Google Docs in terms of features and usability. Zoho (still all web based and free) has the spreadsheet, document and presentation tools, but further includes a whole bunch of other stuff.
Thanks to all our users and admirers for making Zoho a part of your life! Wishing You All A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year!!