If you are interested in having such a manual for Zoho Writer or any Zoho service in any language, please feel free to do so. We will feature it in our Help/FAQ pages.
Thanks once again to Geoffray!
However in using them [Zoho] I was very disappointed to find that each program had a *totally* different look-and-feel to them – they were, in effect, four entirely separate applications. They in no way felt part of a suite, and do not have any of the advantages outlined above.
how serious is Zoho taking the UI experience of the users out there?
We do take in feedback from users on their experience with Zoho and are only too glad to hear what users have to say on the UI and how comfortable they feel while using Zoho.
That said, it is true that there is some lack of uniformity amongst the Zoho applications. Of all our applications, users might have noticed that Zoho Writer and Zoho Planner have similar UI. Zoho Projects, our latest offering too adopted the same. This is just so that they all look like a part of the same suite. The users can be rest assured that other services will soon follow the familiar Zoho Writer UI, as a part of hooking all the pieces of the Zoho suite.
Daily Dose of Excel has a blog post on the above topic. It seems Excel was released on this date in 1985. Interestingly Zoho Sheet was started last year around the same time. Here are some screenshots of how the early versions of Zoho Sheet looked like.
A cool feature added in recent Zoho Show update is the ability to embed presentations anywhere on the web. This can be powerful and there is nothing like it (based on my limited knowledge) on the web today that makes this functionality possible – unless you create and save your presentation as flash object.
To demonstrate this functionality,Â I created thisÂ sample document in Zoho WriterÂ and insertedÂ a presentation intoÂ it here.Â
If you want to try this functionality, first make your presentation public (Actions –> Make Public)Â and then use Embed Slideshow option (Actions –> Embed Slidehow) and copy the code given and paste it anywhere. To set the slide show, use the ‘Set Show Timing’ option (Action –> Set Show Timing)
The current free version of Zoho Projects Beta allows adding of a single project only. We are coming up with paid versions soon which will allow adding of more projects. Kindly bear with us till then.
Wanna present something in a BarCamp? What better way to do it than on Zoho Show? If this blog post is any indication, Mike Cantelon of Vancouver Open Business had a presentation at BarCamp Vancouver made in Zoho Show. Ok, we couldn’t attend BarCamp, Vancouver (sorry folks) but nice seeing Zoho Show representing us there
Zoho Show users, wherever you are, if you are using/have used Zoho Show for giving your presentations, do share the news with us.