(1) We previously mentioned that Zoho Writer was recommended at the School Library Journal. Here’s a public application created using Zoho Creator that can be of great help to libraries and librarians.
Albert F. Case, Jr., at TechSpend makes some good points regarding businesses using web-based software. From his article,
Iâ€™ve read a lot about Googleâ€™s online spreadsheet and Zohoâ€™s ZohoWriter and related products. Iâ€™ve also heard a lot of â€œWho needs it?â€ That attitude amazes me. During my â€œinformalâ€ survey of a few dozen Excel users I know exactly 0% used pivot tables and charts! Sure, I know people (like me) who do â€“ but the reality is most donâ€™t. Just like most people using Microsoft Office donâ€™t do much more than write reports in Word, send Email in Outlook and do simple spreadsheets in Excel. Now, at $200 to $400 per person, how many thousands of dollars are spent for licenses of Microsoft Office in a company that has 1,000 or 2,000 or 5,000 PCs?
He goes on with how a web-based spreadsheet application (like Zoho Sheet) can help a company.
Think of the creative new applications of an online, sharable spreadsheet. A spreadsheet Wiki! The company home phone list can be instantly updated. Prospect lists can be shared. Budgets can be tinkered with in group fashion. I can think of hundreds of uses for this technology in the average corporation.
And, he has this to say about Zoho CRM :
Great thoughts, Albert! Like you, we believe more & more people have started realizing the endless possibilities that affordable (and often times free) web-based software like Zoho is creating for businesses around the world.
Robert J. Ambrogi in the ‘Law Technology News‘ column at law.com has a nice article on how Web 2.0 can help lawyers. He writes,
Why use the Web as your platform instead of your desktop? For lawyers, the strongest reason is collaboration. Lawyers working jointly on a project — whether across town or across continents — derive enormous value from being able to work together in a platform- and location-neutral environment.
About the online Office suites, he has this to say :
Several companies now offer suites of office tools comparable to those you would buy for your desktop. They combine word processing, spreadsheets and graphical presentation applications.
One such suite is ThinkFree, which allows you to create Microsoft Office-compatible documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Another, Zoho Office Suite, goes a step beyond ThinkFree. In addition to document, spreadsheet and presentation tools, it offers a “Virtual Office” of group e-mail, group and individual calendaring, document-sharing and instant messaging. Zoho’s word processor and other office tools are free. Its Virtual Office is free for up to 10 users, then priced starting at $295 a year.
Have you ever worked on a computer that didn’t have a word processor? How about using a Web-based word processor? Zoho Writer’s “Online Word Processor” provides all the tools you need to write and Email your document to yourself or save it in your online document folder.
Zoho Writer not only lets you create your own documents but also allows you to share your document to collaborate with others. You give permission for your friends to read only or read and write on your document.
Thanks Barbara & techLEARNING!
Steps followed ( Just 5 simple steps to follow ) :
1. Create chart using Zoho Sheet.
2. On mouse over in chart, you can see “Publish” option. Click on that to publish your chart.
3. A HTML code snippet will be given in the popup. Copy that HTML code snippet in Zoho Sheet
4. In Zoho Show slide, click on “Insert HTML” toolbar button ( <> ). In the popup, paste the HTML code snippet copied from Zoho Sheet.
5. Close the popup & you will see the chart embedded in your Presentation.
You can follow similar steps in Zoho Creator to embed the form in your presentation.
Try using Zoho Show for your next presentation & share your experience with us.
Save a document with your desktop word processor and there it sits. Sure, you can move it around using the Sneaker-Net on a USB flash drive or e-mail the document, but there are serious limitations. Save a document using Zoho Writer and it is available wherever you can access the Web. You can share the document with read-only or read/write permissions with a simple e-mail invitation. Or you can make the document public and allow anyone to read what you have written. The options donâ€™t stop there; you can also automatically post it to a blog, export it to a PDF file, or even save it in the standard DOC format for use in Microsoft Word.
So the next time you are collaborating on a project with a teacher down the hall, a librarian across the district, or a national committee, why not try Zoho Writer? Or if your school discourages students from bringing documents from home to school on storage drives, why not introduce students to an online word processor?
The whole article is available here. Thanks, Chris!
Since this happened, the Indian blogosphere has taken note of Zoho. The Indian sites which mentioned this event : (these are the Indian blogs I could find. please add to it if you find any more)