Zoho Gadgets launches today with the aim to connect Zoho applications with external applications. Zoho Gadgets, available at http://gadgets.zoho.com, can be integrated/embedded with online applications like iGoogle, Facebook, Orkut, Gmail & more. To start with, we are offering six Zoho gadgets.

  • Zoho Docs (Including Writer, Sheet & Show)
  • Zoho Mail
  • Zoho Calendar
  • Zoho Tasks
  • Zoho Contacts and
  • Zoho Planner
Zoho Gadgets

All the gadgets are OpenSocial compatible – this means you can now use these gadgets in any OpenSocial compatible social network. We plan to provide gadgets for other Zoho Applications moving forward.

These gadgets can be embedded individually in any websites or can be added to iGoogle or any personal dashboard.

Gadgets for iGoogle
You can now add all Zoho Gadgets to your start page. To add Zoho Gadgets to iGoogle, just click on the iGoogle link in Gadgets page and add these gadgets for them to appear in your iGoogle page.

These gadgets support oAuth when plugged into iGoogle or Gmail. This means, Zoho Gadgets can be accessed without entering Zoho Credentials inside iGoogle/Gmail. Also, as you know, we do let you login to Zoho with your Google credentials. This means, we automatically show your Zoho contents if you use this option to login to Zoho.

Gadgets for Facebook & Orkut

Gadgets can be added to Facebook by clicking on the Facebook icon in the Gadgets page and bookmarking the gadget. Your gadgets will be visible from the Applications bar at the bottom in Facebook.

    

 

As you may know, we have Zoho App for Facebook as well.

Similar to Facebook, these gadgets can also be added to Orkut. Clicking on the Orkut link in Gadgets page will redirect you to Orkut page where you have an option to add the application to your profile.

Gadgets in Gmail

We have many users using Gmail for email and Zoho for Documents. If
you are one of those users, you can now view your Zoho Documents within
Gmail. To do this, you’ll have to enable the Labs feature in Gmail. To do this, go to Settings > Labs Tab > Enable ‘Add any gadget by URL’ and save the changes.

Now, go to Settings > Gadgets tab and paste the XML URL of the gadget and click ‘Add’. This XML URL is available under OpenSocial option in the Gadgets page.

 

For now, you’ll be able to add Zoho Docs, Calendar and Tasks gadgets to Gmail. If you are using Gmail, we figured you won’t need Zoho Mail & Zoho Contacts inside Gmail 🙂

Gadgets for OpenSocial Apps
Zoho Gadgets can be added to any application that is OpenSocial compatible. The OpenSocial option in our Gadgets page provides the link to the XML file needed to integrate the gadget.

 


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All these gadgets can be embedded anywhere with our standard embed option. Just copy and paste the code in your blog or website for the gadget to be embedded. Of course, this also means you can embed these gadgets in
other Zoho Applications like Zoho Notebook, Wiki, Writer, Show etc which support standard HTML embeds.


A Zoho Docs Gadget embedded in Zoho Notebook

 

This is just the beginning for Zoho Gadgets. We have more gadgets to come for our other applications. We also have plans to make these gadgets available in other social networks like Ning moving forward. These
gadgets will also make their way to the Desktop component in Zoho Business.

Please do try out these gadgets in social networks and let us know your feedback.

  1. soumen_roy

    Zoho gadgets are very impressive. I m a great fan of Zoho gadgets. Lots of applications are available. Everything inside its. prowess

  2. soumen_roy

    Zoho gadgets are very impressive. I m a great fan of Zoho gadgets. Lots of applications are available. Everything inside its. prowess

  3. orkut scrps

    I have used the Zoho CRM in my company.I am not aware of this type of other gadgets.Nice Application we can used this

  4. orkut scrps

    I have used the Zoho CRM in my company.I am not aware of this type of other gadgets.Nice Application we can used this

  5. daniellehudges

    Wow, that’s pretty cool. Hey, just wanna know if it’s already out?

  6. daniellehudges

    Wow, that’s pretty cool. Hey, just wanna know if it’s already out?

  7. orkut

    orkut is the best site for chatting..

  8. orkut

    orkut is the best site for chatting..

  9. chillyspoon

    Hi Naveen,I’m also looking forward to the Zoho Projects gadget; very useful!Thanks,Fergus.

  10. chillyspoon

    Hi Naveen,I’m also looking forward to the Zoho Projects gadget; very useful!Thanks,Fergus.

  11. NaveenV

    Thanks for asking @MadsWe’ll soon release a gadgety interface for Zoho Projects that can be accessed in iGoogle/Orkut or other OpenSocial apps. Please check our blogs space after a week to know the details. However I’ll keep you updated if you can send your emailId to support(at)zohogadgets(dot)com.Naveen. V

  12. NaveenV

    Thanks for asking @MadsWe’ll soon release a gadgety interface for Zoho Projects that can be accessed in iGoogle/Orkut or other OpenSocial apps. Please check our blogs space after a week to know the details. However I’ll keep you updated if you can send your emailId to support(at)zohogadgets(dot)com.Naveen. V

  13. orkut scraps

    This is a good application for orkut

  14. orkut scraps

    This is a good application for orkut

  15. Mads

    An iGoogle widget for tasks Zoho Projects would be EXTREMELY helpful for quick adds/edits…Any plans to implement this…???

  16. Mads

    An iGoogle widget for tasks Zoho Projects would be EXTREMELY helpful for quick adds/edits…Any plans to implement this…???

  17. jbullis

    What exactly is the difference between ‘task’ and ‘planner’? I assume the planner gadget integrates with planner, but how does task fit in? If I add something to tasks, does it go to my planner site also?

  18. jbullis

    What exactly is the difference between ‘task’ and ‘planner’? I assume the planner gadget integrates with planner, but how does task fit in? If I add something to tasks, does it go to my planner site also?

  19. swashata4u

    Wow I really like these services! I am a gr8 fan of Zoho and Zoho creator 🙂

  20. swashata4u

    Wow I really like these services! I am a gr8 fan of Zoho and Zoho creator 🙂

  21. Allan

    I like it! Now this is probably an issue with Open Social, but I would really like the ability to host documents in a group instead of them being something that I personally have to “share” with my “friends”, but let them instead be placed in a central container (folder or group or whatever you want to call it). It should be possible to allow anyone with access to that container to edit the document.An example being:
    I have a ning network that I want to be able to share and collaborate on files. I don’t want them to have to sign up for zoho, but I do want to use zoho docs, etc. So there should be some folders that can be shared by all in the network, with the possibility of editing via zoho docs.I have different groups in ning and each of these groups should have their own folders, possibly with separate rights.Make sense? Keep up the good work!

  22. Allan

    I like it! Now this is probably an issue with Open Social, but I would really like the ability to host documents in a group instead of them being something that I personally have to “share” with my “friends”, but let them instead be placed in a central container (folder or group or whatever you want to call it). It should be possible to allow anyone with access to that container to edit the document.An example being:
    I have a ning network that I want to be able to share and collaborate on files. I don’t want them to have to sign up for zoho, but I do want to use zoho docs, etc. So there should be some folders that can be shared by all in the network, with the possibility of editing via zoho docs.I have different groups in ning and each of these groups should have their own folders, possibly with separate rights.Make sense? Keep up the good work!

  23. Royi

    This is great.
    You’re a wonderful company, nothing less!

  24. Royi

    This is great.
    You’re a wonderful company, nothing less!

  25. Shamil

    Thanks, i am write about Zoho Gadgets in my blog. I am zoho fan :).

  26. Shamil

    Thanks, i am write about Zoho Gadgets in my blog. I am zoho fan :).

  27. John Paul Bosbolo

    superb, I use it with embed code in netvibes. perfect realy great feature. thx a lot

  28. John Paul Bosbolo

    superb, I use it with embed code in netvibes. perfect realy great feature. thx a lot

  29. Bosbolo

    is netvibes OpenSocial compatible?

  30. Bosbolo

    is netvibes OpenSocial compatible?

  31. Todd Vierling

    A version of the igoogle gadgets that uses https for the <content> frame would be nice.I have NoScript automatic secure cookie management turned on to prevent over-the-air disclosure of session credentials on public wifi, so the igoogle gadget never sees the login cookie. (This feature auto-appends ;secure to cookies transmitted over https, including the Zoho auth cookie, so the browser won’t present them on a non-encrypted connection.)</content>

  32. Todd Vierling

    A version of the igoogle gadgets that uses https for the <content> frame would be nice.I have NoScript automatic secure cookie management turned on to prevent over-the-air disclosure of session credentials on public wifi, so the igoogle gadget never sees the login cookie. (This feature auto-appends ;secure to cookies transmitted over https, including the Zoho auth cookie, so the browser won’t present them on a non-encrypted connection.)</content>