Last year we’d integrated Google Docs with our popular business apps Zoho CRM, Projects etc., Our users loved this new initiative and came up with some excellent suggestions on further enhancements. The most popular requests was to provide an option to import their documents from Google docs into our productivity apps.
We’re happy to announce that you can now import your documents, excel sheets, presentations from Google Docs into Zoho Writer, Sheet, Show.
Zoho Sheet has been supporting spreadsheets with 1 million cells for quite sometime now. So if your spreadsheet at Google docs is that big you can import it into Zoho Sheet and get on with editing it.
Here is the comparison view of a sample 2 MB spreadsheet in Google Docs and Zoho Sheet:
If you’re a Google user and would like to try out Zoho, you can sign in with your Google Credentials and import your existing Google documents.
As always we value your feedback and if you’ve any questions please post it here. We’re all ears!
For users looking to use Zoho Apps on Chrome OS, we started adding our apps to Chrome Web Store. For now, three Zoho Apps are listed in Chrome Web Store – Zoho Writer, Sheet & Show.
Once you install the apps, you will see them listed under the Apps section with our new product icons.
We plan to include all Zoho Apps in Chrome Web Store. What are the apps you want to see immediately?
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. Or click the ‘Download’ link at the top-right of Bidhan’s public Zoho Writer document, save it as a .doc/.docx file in your desktop and upload it back to your Zoho Writer account. Your online chess board is ready now. Invite your friend (share the document to your friend’s email address) and start playing chess over the web.
- Once you have made your move, you’ll have to take your cursor out of the chess board (since Zoho Writer locks the table down for collaborative editing).
- For capturing an opponent’s piece, you can click on a piece and delete it, before moving your piece to that square
- You can use the ‘Undo’ icon for wrong capturing, moves etc
- You can use the ‘Collaborators’ (text bubble) icon at the bottom-right to chat with your friend while making your moves.
- For starting a new game, you can use Zoho Writer’s ‘Version’ feature and revert back to the initial version
Go to Zoho Writer and try making your own online chess board now
Have you used any of Zoho’s apps in such interesting ways? Share it with us in the comments.
A Zoho user wanted to know this info recently – all the file formats supported by Zoho Writer, Sheet & Show. We came up with a Zoho Sheet containing the relevant info, which is embedded below. Hope this will be of help to all Zoho users.
One of the most sought after features by many Zoho Writer users has been sorting of content. We have addressed this requirement now. You can sort a table, a numbered/bulleted list or a set of paragraphs. Zoho Writer can sort text such as a list of names, dates, numbers, currencies etc.
You can use the
which is at the right end the
tool bar. Sort is also available from the right-click menu.
In a table, you can sort based on one or more of the columns. And you can specify whether the first row is a header (so that it won't be taken into consideration when doing the sort). Similarly, a list can also be sorted. We did a short screencast of sorting being applied in tables & lists.
Try the sorting feature in
and do let us know your feedback.