Like with all other Zoho services, Zoho Viewer got a very good welcome among our users too. Peter and Chris, from comments at Solo Technology :
This is a great tool for sharing docs. I despise the proliferation of Word documents in the office that inevitably results in various versions that require manual merging. In my opinion, giving an online view will encourage group collaboration rather than someone making edits in a silo. Oh yeah, the embedded mode rocks too!
I’d say I agree 100% with you Peter.
I had a chance to use this at work today. Works great!
Oh, and my dad had a ppt presentation he wanted to look at. He doesn’t have powerpoint installed, but it was easy enough to upload it at Viewer and he watched it that way.
From a commenter in TechCrunch :
This might be helpful for people wishing to send formatted, attractive resumes to companies that warn they will not open attachments.It might also be a convenient way to keep an online version of a resume or other info that one might want to access remotely
Upendra’s comment at VentureWoods :
Take their latest app Viewer for example. It’s promoted as a tool to send attachments of any format without having to send huge attachments there by clogging inboxes of the recipient.
But the real killer is that you can upload attachment in upto 15 formats which can then be viewed in cool formats like PDF, xls etc.
You can use it a like simple PDF converter Upload any file in any format and download it as PDF.
And this is what some of the bloggers had to say :
Gary Price, Resource Shelf : “Notice how easy it is to download, print, and get the code to embed. Another useful feature, short URL’s.“
Mike Arrington, TechCrunch : “Zoho isn’t looking to create a community around documents like Scribd does. All documents are private and you must know the URL to view them. They are not listed in any directory or searchable. So it is useful primarily to quickly upload email attachments and other documents you want to share with a few people but not the whole world. Viewers can also quickly download the document in its original format.“
Gina Trapani, lifehacker : “No more Gmailing yourself entire files for viewing on the go necessary!“
Zoli Erdos, Zoli’s Blog : “Forget attachments, the version control nightmare, software incompatibility issues, storage requirements: share documents by URL. Essentially it’s a TinyURL, SnipURL ..etc for documents, with additional options, like embedding the URL, tracking the number of views, or even editing your uploaded doc’s with the relevant Zoho programs.“
Podium blog, “This is surely incredibly useful“.
More quotes here. Hope this helps in how you plan to use Zoho Viewer. If you have other uses for it, please mention it in the comments below.