Randall Stross from New York Times took a dive into Zoho Writer
exploring the features and comparing it to Microsoft Word. This article
titled ‘Small company offers web-based competition for Microsoft Word‘
appeared today in the Technology section of the New York Times. It is also available in the print version.
The best online word processor, however, may be the one from a tiny
company, Zoho, a nimble innovator. Zoho Writer is running close enough
to Word to imagine that it and other online word processors will be
able to do most everything that Word can do, and more.
Zoho Writer handles the basics and provides many advanced functions
without breaking a sweat — like the ability to edit a document when
page breaks are displayed. Google Docs can’t. Writer works even when
one is offline, thanks to open source technology developed by Google,
and used by Zoho in its word processor four months before Google used
Zoho Writer also provides some esoteric features, like a choice of
footnotes or endnotes, with note numbers in superscript, placed in the
text. Google Docs does only footnotes and puts in a pound sign as a
placeholder. You may never need to create the most complex mathematical
equations, but Zoho Writer makes it easy to do so.
We believe in feature rich applications and keep adding these features frequently. You may not need these
advanced features every day. But it is always good to know that you have
those features when you need them.
Also, we don’t believe in advertising inside our
applications. We hate seeing ads in our Productivity & Business
apps. After all, these apps are supposed to make you productive and not
distract you with ads, right?
The article makes few good points. Please do check it out. Thank you for a great article, Randy.