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Zoho Brings Office Suite to Google Drive

Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show Integrated into Google Drive

  • Integration lets Google Drive users create, open and edit files with Zoho Office apps
  • Integration also supports collaboration with other Google users, all without Zoho account creation

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zoho today announced it has integrated its core Zoho productivity applications with Google Drive. Specifically, Google Drive users can create, open and edit files with Zoho Writer word processor, Zoho Sheet spreadsheet and Zoho Show presentation applications - all while working in Google Drive's web interface. To set up the Zoho applications for use with Google Drive, users can add them to Google Chrome by visiting the Chrome Web Store at https://ow.ly/ch2TX (Zoho Writer), https://ow.ly/ch2Xp (Zoho Sheet) and https://ow.ly/ch347 (Zoho Show).

"We are excited to take our integration one step forward by offering our Office suite to Google's users."

"Google has been excellent in creating a platform for web applications, and we have been the leading vendor in Google's web application ecosystem, both in the Google Apps Marketplace and Google's Web Store," said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. "We are excited to take our integration one step forward by offering our Office suite to Google's users."

Zoho Office Apps in Google Drive

Users can add Zoho applications to Google Drive using the "Manage apps" option in the Settings menu in Google Drive. Once added, Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet and Zoho Show will appear as options under the "Create" option, to create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations. When users right-click on individual files to open them within Google Drive, the Zoho applications will appear under the "Open with" option.

When a user saves Zoho documents, spreadsheets or presentations in Google Drive, the files are stored in Google Drive and automatically synchronized with that user's other desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet devices - assuming those devices are also connected to Google Drive.

Files uploaded from a desktop, as well as native Google files, can be opened using the Zoho Office applications. While editing existing documents, a copy of a document is created and saved in Zoho Office formats - .zdoc for documents, .zsheet for spreadsheets and .zslides for presentations - leaving the original document untouched.

Users can also invite their Google contacts to collaborate on their Google Drive documents and edit them using Zoho editors in real time. Based on the permissions, users will be allowed to access the document for collaboration.

Pricing and Availability

Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet and Zoho Show for Google Drive are available today, at no charge. Users can add the Zoho applications to Google Chrome by visiting the Chrome Web Store at the following links and clicking the "Add to Chrome" button:

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About Zoho

Zoho is a comprehensive suite of online productivity, collaboration and business applications for businesses of all sizes. Over 15 million users rely on Zoho apps. Zoho's productivity and collaboration applications include Email Hosting, Document Management, Office Suite, Project Management and more alongside a host of business applications ranging from CRM and Campaign Management to Customer Support, Accounting and more. These applications are offered directly via Zoho.com or through hundreds of partners in the Zoho Alliance Partner Program. For more information about Zoho, please visit https://www.zoho.com/.

Zoho is a division of Zoho Corp., a privately-held and profitable company, which also provides IT Management Software (ManageEngine with over 70,000 customers) and a Network Management Suite (WebNMS with 25,000 Tier 1 carrier deployments). With U.S. headquarters in Pleasanton, CA and offices in Austin, Chennai, London, Tokyo and Beijing, Zoho Corp. serves the technology needs of millions of customers worldwide. For more information about Zoho Corp., please visit www.zohocorp.com.

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