Zoho.com: Who Needs Microsoft Anyway?

Quite some time ago, I wrote a post on Google Docs and Spreadsheets. When the post was accidentally sent out in the feed last week, a reader comment (thanks Whitney!) caused me to think about a site I've been using since then, called Zoho.com. As much as a I love Google, Zoho has created a much-improved alternative, with more capabilities. Part of a new wave of the "software-as-a-service", web 2.0 movement, Zoho really is a break-through way to handle your formerly desktop computing needs.

While Google only offers Docs and Spreadsheets (think MS Word and Excel), Zoho offers a full range of hosted applications, including (this is taken directly from the Zoho.com home page):
I have experience with the Writer and Sheet applications and I highly recommend them. It's amazing what the open source movement has done for us. No need to spend $450.00 or more on the MS suite, just use Zoho.com. The other advantage - no matter where you are, if you have an Internet connection, you can access all your files. Zoho stores your docs, spreadsheets, etc online. You can even share them with others, giving read-and-write, or read-only access.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone out there has used the other Zoho online applications with success?


brad nix said…
I use Zoho Planner daily to communicate and follow-up on tasks assigned to my assistant. I can post a task anytime day or night and she can check it done when completed. This is a great way to get tasks done with one or more people on your team.
StatMan said…
Thanks for the tip about Zoho.com. I had not run across this yet. It looks like it will work to help keep my daily routine even more organized.
Unknown said…
That sounds useful Brad. I'm definitely going to have to check it out.
Unknown said…
Statman - I see this would make sense for your organizational tips blog. If you do end up using Zoho, let everyone know what you think!

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