Zoho continues to roll out its ever growing lineup of inexpensive (indeed, mostly free) online office software. Today’s addition is Zoho Docs, an application that allows you to access the text documents, spreadsheets and presentations created in Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show, respectively, through a single application.
To be honest, my first thought on hearing the news was, “Holy crap, you couldn’t do that already?” So this is hardly an amazing breakthrough. It is an important move, though. First because, yes, it’s lame if you can’t access all of these documents in one place. But it also plays to one of Zoho’s biggest strengths — the sheer range of products that it offers. The better a job Zoho does of integrating its various applications, the more compelling the overall suite will be. There’s a little competitor called Google that offers some compelling, free online office apps, but Zoho is still ahead in terms of quantity of offering.
Through Zoho Docs, users manage their documents in a folder system similar to a computer hard drive. The application includes other basic-but-useful features like the ability to upload any file, share your documents with a group and chat (using Zoho Chat, of course).
The Pleasonton, Calif. is owned by AdventNet. Here’s a video demo.http://www.viddler.com/player/4210bb3/