ZohoCreator: Export Data

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Extend your activities with data by exporting it into various formats. You can export your data at anytime in the format of Spreadsheet (.xls), PDF, HTML, CSV and TSV.

Export it as spreadsheet and take it to Zoho Sheet if you want to do some analysis, export it as PDF if you want to print/email and use html, csv, tsv formats when required.

RSS feed and iCal formats will be added soon to the existing bunch.

Export Data

Give it a try!
~Roughic

Images in Zoho Planner pages

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Zoho Planner’s latest update that happened a few hours ago has two interesting changes with respect to images. One, you can now edit the description associated with an image (long asked by many users). Two, thanks to Lokesh Dhakar & his Lightbox JS, you can now view the images in a Zoho Planner page as a cool slide show. Check out this public page which has got some terriffic photos from the scenic Andaman.

Kotha, the man behind Zoho Planner says reordering of notes is coming next.

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Practical Uses of Zoho Sheet

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Dmitry Buterin makes a very good point that adults, like children, learn by watching others. He extends the analogy to web-applications and mentions about Zoho Sheet too.

He writes:

Using online office applications is still very much a novelty. Thus, many users might not be asking themselves “Do you have feature X?” or “Which online app has more features?” but rather “How the heck can I make practical use of this in my life?”

The websites for Numbler and Zoho Sheet websites provided no obvious clues about what I could do with their products.

Now, that’s absolutely right. The idea is new. So there has to be a “How the heck can I make practical use of this” list with every Web-Application. We regret that the clues are not obvious. But some users have put to use their imagination and have come up with great uses for Zoho Sheet. (Yeah, well there’s this child-like excitement when someone does something as cool as these, you know)

That aside, here are some practical or everyday uses of Zoho Sheet:

(1) Help your child with seventh grade Geography homework on the topic of, say, “losses due to various natural disasters” while you are away from home.

(2) You can put up a comparison for the prices at various hotels in your city and share it with your friend who’s planning to visit your city shortly. And to provide a visual clue, you can draw a chart instead of several rows of numbers. If you think, “What’s good about that?”, there’s no need to have any spreadsheet installed on your (or your friend’s) hard-disk. (Ok, this was inspired by Zoli’s hotel room bill sheet)

(3) Manage your expenses every month. You can create a sheet for the first month allocating percentages for various expenses and clone the sheet for calculating the same for every month.

(4) Not-so-much-of-day-to-day-use, but an excellent example where complicated formulas were involved : Ismael Ghalimi’s Navigation Log for Cross Country flights.

There are no limitations for day-to-day uses of Zoho Sheet. As with any web based service, it is entirely upto the user’s needs and imagination. And as Mapz mentions, some thirty minutes of ‘fun-work’.

Zoho CRM : User Review at Download.com

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It has only been a few days since we released Zoho CRM 5 & it is nice having this as the first review at download.com :

A feature-rich and advanced web-based CRM program.

17-May-2006 10:54:09 PM
Reviewer: kjknight3

Pros: If you’ve used Salesforce.com, you’ll feel right at home with this CRM program.

Very nice user interface, with a few customizable skins (wouldn’t mind a few more choices however). For 1-3 users this is a free program. Over that and it is fee-based. This program has any feature you could want, and then some.

Fortunately, if you click on the Help link, you’ll be treated to a very comprehensive training guide.

Cons: That’s the only problem, it’s got so many features that you’ll need some experience to realize all the functions. If you are a novice with it, you might feel overwhelmed. Stick with it.

Using the help/training guide will get you thru all the features and functions, but take some time to learn and get comortable with it. It will pay off.

Link to the download.com review.

Insert Rows, Fonts, Import CSV and more

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We have put out an updated version of Zoho Sheet with support for the most requested feature – Insert Rows and Columns. You can now Insert or Delete Rows and Columns. If you want to insert multiple rows, just select that many rows and click on the “insert rows before” / “insert rows after” buttons on the toolbar. Same goes for columns.

Zoho Sheet Toolbar

We have also added the ability to specify the Font to be used for each cell and its size.

You can now import CSV documents too in addition to MS Excel and OpenOffice Calc documents.

The Save As option can be used to save a copy of your file and work on the copy.

Sheets in a workbook can now be reordered by dragging the sheet tabs around.

All sheets in your account now have a Permanent URL which can be bookmarked using the right-click popup menu. You can even open them in a new browser window / tab by right-clicking on it and selecting the “Open in New Window / Tab” option. Well, this is an obvious functionality of Web 1.0, which often breaks when AJAX is used extensively.

Apart from that we have done some fixes and enhancements. More info at http://zohosheet.com/features.do

Keep sending us your feedback to support (at) zohosheet (dot) com or use the Feedback link at http://zohosheet.com.

ZohoCreator: You can change ‘Field Type’ now.

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In the continuing series of highlighting a ZohoCreator feature every week, ‘Field Type change’ is one of the most useful feature which we released yesterday. Yes just yesterday!

Coming to the point, Till now…if you had ‘Picklist’ as the field type for Friends Category and you wanted to change it to ‘Checkboxes’. You did not have any choice but to delete and add it again. Sema kadiya irukkum ( means “painful” in madras bashai).

But now you can change the field types as you like. Edit field configuration and select the desired field type from the ‘Field Type’ picklist. Done.

We hope you find this feature useful.

~Roughic