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Users Can Login to Zoho Applications Using Google and Yahoo! Usernames, Passwords

PLEASANTON, Calif. - May 14, 2008 - Zoho today announced that it is welcoming Google and Yahoo! users with a unified login designed to encourage those users to try Zoho applications. Now, Google and Yahoo! users who visit www.zoho.com can simply log into Zoho using the usernames and passwords associated with their Google and Yahoo! accounts.

"In several polls and reviews, we noticed that users prefer our applications to online alternatives," said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. "For Google and Yahoo! users who are curious about Zoho but don't want to set up another account, we've removed that hurdle. Users don't have to create a Zoho account to use Zoho applications. We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to try our online apps."

Greeting Google, Yahoo! Users

Zoho makes it easy for Google and Yahoo! users to login to Zoho:

  • On Zoho's homepage, users will see "Sign in using Google or Yahoo! account."
  • The user clicks on the link to Google or Yahoo! to reach the Google or Yahoo! login page and submits his or her username and password.
  • After granting permission for Zoho to access the Google or Yahoo! account information, the user is directed to Zoho.

No separate login is required for Zoho.

A user can optionally map his or her Google or Yahoo! account with an existing Zoho account, integrating the accounts under a common username. Otherwise, the user can create a new Zoho account by choosing a unique username. In addition, users can import contacts from their Google or Yahoo! accounts to the Contacts section under a Zoho account at https://accounts.zoho.com/.

This functionality is also useful for sharing documents. Now users can share their documents with their friends that have Google or Yahoo! accounts, and they can login with their Google or Yahoo! credentials to view the shared document without having to create a new Zoho account.

For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com. To get breaking Zoho news, please visit and subscribe to the RSS feed at https://blogs.zoho.com/.

About Zoho and AdventNet

Zoho is creating the most comprehensive suite of affordable, online collaborative productivity applications and business applications for today's knowledge workers. To date, Zoho has launched 16 different applications and more are in the works. Zoho has received numerous awards including a 2008 PC WORLD 25 Most Innovative Products Award for Zoho Notebook and "Best Enterprise Start-up" at The 2007 Crunchies. Nearly 200 developers work on the Zoho suite. For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com and blogs.zoho.com.

Zoho is a division of AdventNet, in business since 1996 providing innovative software products and serving more than 25,000 customers worldwide. For more information on AdventNet, please visit www.adventnet.com.

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