ComputerWorld: Zoho Creator among five free web apps we can’t live without

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Sharon Machlis from ComputerWorld has a good article on “Five free Web apps we can’t live without‘. It includes Zoho Creator as one of the five apps. We are very glad to see the app picking up many users and fans along its journey. As Sharon notes…

Unlike word processors or wikis, I haven’t seen a flood of free Web sites for building database-driven applications. The few other database entries I’d tried were generally either limited, expensive or cumbersome. But not Zoho Creator.

Zoho Creator sports a surprisingly easy interface for creating your own apps — even those that include some table joins (that is, looking up information in one table for use in another, which helps put the “relational” in relational databases). With a few drag-and-drops, I quickly created data entry forms with text fields, drop-down lists, text boxes and so on.

My test applications ranged from simple (tracking charitable contributions) to complex (story tracking by writer, editor and status), and all ended up doing pretty much what I wanted.

Full writeup on Zoho Creator is here.

Zoho Creator is one of the early Zoho products (actually, its research stage pre-dates Zoho). It has come a long way these couple of years and it certainly has miles to go.

Zoho Projects : RSS Feeds, Language Options and more

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Zoho Projects is used around the world and what better way to access it than in your mother tongue! In addition to English, we have added the following language options – French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Czech, Italian, Portuguese (European & Brazilian), Swedish & Russian. More language options will get added in future.

Adminstrators & managers can be up-to-date now, thanks to RSS feeds support. A couple of options available here – RSS at the individual project level and at the account level (combined feed for all projects). The feeds are HTTP authenticated and so use a RSS feed reader which supports authenticated feeds.

In addition to the already available ‘Duration’ of Tasks, you now have the option to specify the ‘End Date’ for each of your Tasks.

Test drive the latest Zoho Projects for all your project management needs.

Share option in Zoho’s Facebook App

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We just updated our Facebook application with Share option. Now, you’ll be able to share your documents directly within Facebook to your friends on Facebook who have Zoho application added.

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The sharing process is very simple. Click on ‘Share’ link beside the document, select your friends with whom you want to share and specify the access permissions and click on ‘Share’.

All the shared documents appear under ‘Shared Documents’ tab. Do give it a try and let us know other features you’d like to see in this app.

Wiki: Beauty & The Beast – Event

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Silicon Valley Web Builder is organizing an event today @ HE, Fremont. I’ll be joining the discussion about ‘Wiki of Beauty & The Beast: Usability & Functionality“. Other panel members include…

The event is moderated by Luke Wroblewski, Yahoo’s design guru. If you plan to attend, do register online for free admission.

Date & Time: 9/26/07 Wed 6:30PM PST

Location: Hurricane Electric, Building Two “The Matrix”

Address: 48233 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont CA 94539 Integrates Zoho

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DigitalBucket, an online storage vendor recently integrated Zoho Apps into their application. If you have Documents or spreadsheets uploaded to their application, you can view, edit and save them within their application using Zoho. Presentations can also be viewed within their app.

They have a neat application with good functionality. We’d like to thank them for their integration

Other online storage vendors who integrated Zoho into their application includes,, OmniDrive, MyDataBus, Steekr, FileDen etc.

If you’d like to integrate Zoho into your App, we’d love to work with you and offer our support. Also, we plan to extend our API for other applications soon.

Zoho Sheet in Catalan and Turkish

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We did a small update in Zoho Sheet today. Zoho Sheet is now available in Catalan and Turkish, thanks to our users Joaquim Virgili and Alpay, who translated these languages in You can select these languages from the Language link at the top after signing in. We have also updated the rest of the languages with the latest messages from our translation site. Zoho Sheet is now available in 16 languages. And our users are translating it to 23 other languages. We have now added Slovak, Urdu, Hindi and Filipino in our translation service so that users can translate Zoho Sheet to these languages as well.

One more addition is that we now support inserting images from an URL too. You can choose to load it each time from the given URL or to load it from a copy downloaded to your collected images in Zoho Sheet.

Apart from the above, we have also fixed some issues in our Remote API editor on IE.