Personalization revolution: Enhance your workflow with widgets

When buying a suit, most people opt for a custom fit rather than a ready-made one because it's an investment they will use for years. This principle of personalization applies beyond clothing. According to a study, customers who personalize their products experience a significant increase in satisfaction and emotional attachment. Personalized products meet individual needs better and foster deeper connections, making them more valuable and cherished by consumers.

Zoho Cliq embodies this principle as a business collaboration tool that caters to a wide range of general use cases. It also offers a flexible framework that allows users to customize it to meet their specific needs. This adaptability enhances user satisfaction and loyalty by providing a tailored experience that a one-size-fits-all product cannot match.

The Zoho Cliq Platform includes various tools that enable users to customize their experience. These tools include bots, commands, widgets, and more. You can also combine and publish them as plug-and-play extensions in the Marketplace, making them accessible to all Zoho Cliq users.

A closer look at widgets in Zoho Cliq

Widgets are powerful tools designed to display any kind of data. They support elements like tables, iframes, and more, which lets you show the data in a highly customized manner. Additionally, they can integrate with other applications and also support webhooks, thereby letting you display live data. 

Using these capabilities, widgets can offer dynamic and interactive data in a visual format, which lets you analyze and act on information in real time. For example, you can integrate a widget with Zoho CRM to display sales data or connect the widget with a project management tool like Asana to monitor progress and deadlines. The ability to pull in live data from various sources using webhooks ensures that the displayed information is always up to date and relevant.

Journey of continuous improvement and user feedback

Zoho Cliq's commitment to innovation and user-centric design is evident in its continuous updates and enhancements. Each new feature and improvement is driven by user feedback. Some of the notable updates include:

  • Kiosk mode and Map view: Introduced in Zoho Cliq 4.0 to enhance widget functionality
  • ChatGPT widget: Revamped the widget in the ChatGPT extension to allow configuration changes and updates, improving user interaction
  • Image and Card elements: Added to widgets for better visualization
  • Mobile shortcuts: Extended support for image components and widget shortcuts on mobile devices

These continuous updates reflect Zoho Cliq's commitment to innovation and user-centric design. Personalization plays a crucial role in Zoho Cliq's success. By allowing you to tailor the platform to your specific needs, Zoho Cliq ensures higher engagement and satisfaction. 

Why should you use Widgets?

Using widgets in Zoho Cliq offers several significant advantages:

  1. Data visualization: By presenting data as graphs or charts, widgets help you visualize complex data in a more understandable format. This means you can decipher trends and analyze data more efficiently.
  2. Data monitoring: With the ability to display live data, widgets ensure that you always have access to the most up-to-date information. This real-time monitoring is crucial for making timely and informed decisions.
  3. Enhanced productivity: By integrating widgets with various applications and displaying all necessary data in one place, you can reduce the time spent switching between different tools. This streamlining of workflows can significantly boost productivity.
  4. Better collaboration: A shared view of essential data gives everyone access to the same information. This reduces misunderstandings and ensures that all team members are aligned.
  5. Customization: Whether you need to track project progress, monitor sales performance, or manage customer relationships, widgets can be adapted to serve any specific purposes.

Bonus: A brief history of widgets in Zoho Cliq

  • September 2020: Launch of widgets with options like the Documents widget 
  • April 2022: Widgets moved to the navigation sidebar for easier access
  • February 2023: Introduction of Kiosk mode and Map view in Zoho Cliq 4.0
  • May 2023: Revamp of the ChatGPT extension and widget
  • September 2023: Feature introduced allowing chat window alongside widgets for better collaboration
  • October 2023: Support for images and cards in widgets
  • December 2023: Image component support extended to mobile
  • February 2024: Widgets included in global search
  • March 2024: Widget shortcuts added to mobile home screens
  • April 2024: Enhanced card components with drop-down menu support

By leveraging widgets, you can ensure that your team has access to critical information in a format that is easy to understand and use. This not only improves decision-making and productivity but also fosters a more cohesive and efficient work environment. Try out widgets now and view all your apps and data inside Zoho Cliq!


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