iTunes link ). The 2.0 version of the application is now a universal app that works on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. Similar to the iPhone version, the iPad app lets you view your documents, spreadsheets, presentations etc within the app.
Our users always surprise us when it comes to using Zoho’s services in esoteric ways. We came across this interesting post by Bidhan Adhikary (Bidhan is from Nepal) recently – ‘How to play Chess online with your friend using Zoho Docs‘. Bidhan had actually used the Zoho Writer’s editor within Zoho Docs.
The post describes how to construct a black and white table in Zoho Writer, how to place the chess piece icons in the starting squares, how to make the moves (simply drag and drop the images) and how to play chess with your remote, online friend (share the Zoho Writer document with him/her, start making the moves). Since Zoho Writer offers near real-time document editing, each move gets shown to the remote user almost immediately.
You can choose to follow the steps that Bidhan outlines in his blog post.…
Another new option introduced in Zoho Docs is advanced search. Instead of using broad search (search all), you can narrow down your search by properties that you may know. Like document name, author name, documents shared to you, documents shared by you, tags, groups & content. Makes your search faster and more relevant.
Mobile, our web application optimized for smart phones has improved
since its launch with the addition of new apps, features etc. We just
rolled out another important update to Zoho Mobile with more goodies.
Here are the features in this update.
Sign-in with your Google, Google Apps or Yahoo! Accounts
When you visit http://mobile.zoho.com,
you’ll notice that you can now login to Zoho with your Google, Google
Apps and Yahoo! accounts, keeping it consistent with our regular web
Revamped Home Screen
Once you login, iPhone and Android users will
notice changes to the home screen. The idea behind this new design for
our mobile home page is to create space for additional applications. We
are committed to mobile and many of our apps will start to make their
way to our mobile app. You’ll notice some new elements like contextual
menus for each of the listed apps for quick navigation.
Sharing folders is something we have been asked for repeatedly by Zoho Docs users. And the workaround we’d suggested till now is to choose all files in a folder and share them. Here’s something more easy that solves this need – Workspaces. Zoho Docs users can now create workspaces and share them with colleagues and friends. Let’s see how the workspace option brings in greater flexibility
Some screenshots that explain the new Workspace functionality.…
We have many Google (and Google Apps) users using Zoho applications and integration between Google and Zoho Apps is increasingly becoming one of the most requested features. We previously integrated Zoho and Google at Sign-on level (both Google & Google Apps) and now, we are extending this integration to the application level.
Following a series of updates, Google Docs is now integrated with Zoho Applications – Zoho CRM, Mail, Docs & Projects. Let us look at each of these in detail.
Zoho CRM & Google Docs Integration
Several Google Apps users use Zoho CRM. They use Gmail and Google Docs along with Zoho CRM. We previously provided an option to view Gmail emails in Zoho CRM and now, we are integrating Google Docs into Zoho CRM. This allows users to attach documents from Google Docs to several modules in Zoho CRM like Leads, Contacts, Cases etc.…
Amit Agarwal has a nice blog post explaining how to download all your documents from Google Docs as a zip. If you want to have a back up of your Google Docs online, you can do so using Zoho Docs. Zoho Docs allows uploading of zip files and you can upload the zip file downloaded from Google to Zoho Docs. The slide show below shows the steps involved in backing up your Google Docs in Zoho Docs.
Recently we announced the integration between Google Apps and Zoho Projects. That integration allows you to attach a Google Docs file to the Documents module of Zoho Projects. We are coming up with more such exciting integrations soon. Stay tuned.