Zoho’s strategy from the beginning has been to provide a wide portfolio of online applications so that you can focus on your business while we take care of the rest. Over time, we have launched many applications that support this mission. But from time to time we need look back and assess how those products are doing in relation to our expectations. Even the most well-tended gardens need some pruning every now and then!

We have decided to sunset some Zoho services so that we can focus our energy and delight our customers with our other products. Today we are announcing we will close

  • Zoho Challenge
  • Zoho CommentBox
  • Zoho Planner
  • Zoho Plugin for Office
  • Zoho Share
  • Zoho Viewer

Customers are, as always, our #1 priority. So you have plenty of time to get your data out. We will continue to allow access to these products (in read-only mode) until December 31st, 2012. On January 1st, 2013 data for all these products will be permanently deleted.

Current subscribers to paid plans of these products will automatically receive -in the next few days- a full refund of the value of their active subscription.

We are of course, a bit sad to see these products go. But we are a risk-taking company and we like to try many things. We know some of them will not be as successful as we want. We will move the resources (people and otherwise) we had dedicated to these services to our other more promising areas.

Sridhar

 

 

  1. David Brannan

    http://www.examprofessor.com is a great alternative to Zoho Challenge. They have been in business since 2006, are privately funded, and are in it for the long term. A new mobile version is set to be released early 2014.

  2. Paul

    http://www.classmarker.com is also a great alternative to Zoho Challenge. They added new features recently and are here to stay for the long term – serving both Business and Education fields.

  3. Paul

    http://www.classmarker.com is also a great alternative to Zoho Challenge. They added new features recently and are here to stay for the long term – serving both Business and Education fields.

  4. Radzeen

    Do u have replacement product for zoho planner?

  5. Radzeen

    Do u have replacement product for zoho planner?

  6. James

    It would have been nice to tell people in advance so that they didn’t lose all of the work they put into their quizzes. That way they could have transferred them to another service instead of having to do all the work again.It also would have been nice to advise people of the reason certain functionality completely disappeared in advance of the shutdown, such as the ability to sign up for a new quiz account, instead of leaving people to be driven to the wits’ end as to why they couldn’t find the sign-up button while the service was still being advertised.Poor form.

  7. James

    It would have been nice to tell people in advance so that they didn’t lose all of the work they put into their quizzes. That way they could have transferred them to another service instead of having to do all the work again.It also would have been nice to advise people of the reason certain functionality completely disappeared in advance of the shutdown, such as the ability to sign up for a new quiz account, instead of leaving people to be driven to the wits’ end as to why they couldn’t find the sign-up button while the service was still being advertised.Poor form.

  8. tablon de anuncios

    Too bad thanks for everything

  9. tablon de anuncios

    Too bad thanks for everything

  10. sandro Pina

    Let the Zoho challenge free for teachers, please?

  11. sandro Pina

    Let the Zoho challenge free for teachers, please?

  12. Harry Potter

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  13. Harry Potter

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY oh god my life is nothing now asjkdjñsad

  14. Mario Stevenson

    Hi,Think this needs to be reposted to the Forum as a sticky.Thank you.

  15. Mario Stevenson

    Hi,Think this needs to be reposted to the Forum as a sticky.Thank you.

  16. bynes

    I hate to see these go. Commentbox is new. What happened??

  17. bynes

    I hate to see these go. Commentbox is new. What happened??