Zoho

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Zoho

An online office suite includes Writer, Sheet and Show

3.5

Our rating: 

3.5
Get It: Web App
License: Free (Limited features)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Office Suite - Online

Pros & Cons:

Very easy to use, tabbed document editing allows for multiple documents at once, compatible with all file types, and many collaboration features.
Can be intimidating for people who first see it, kinda cluttered.

Our Review:

Zoho registration is simple and easy. All that's required is a username, email address and a password. After registration has been completed, you will have the option of choosing your custom portal name with an associated URL which can be shared, giving direct access to your files for the people who you want.

For free you have 1GB of storage available across 50 workspaces. Within this included space you can host files which don't have native import from Zoho (example wps) for others to download in collaboration.

There are three main packages that Zoho offer for free include:

  1. Writer, a word processor that can import from doc, docx, odt, rtf, html, htm & txt. The interface is simple and follows a thinner 'ribbon' style interface traditionally found in later versions of Microsoft Office. Quick loading times and a rich source of features make Zoho an excellent choice for online work sharing.
  2. Sheet, a spreadsheet application that can import from xls, xlsx, sxc, ods, csv & tsv. Following the same thin 'ribbon' bar you have access to lots of features including the macro recording ability and VBA editor.
  3. Show, a presentation application that can import ppt, pps, odp, sxi, pptx & ppsx. This application has lots of drawing tools included to make presentation creation easy to complete.

Some neat features included are the pop-up shortcut format bar which lets you do quick adjustments without fumbling through menu's. The PDF export function is excellent allowing for a direct PDF download. Lastly within Sheet, when an auto formula updates, the cells effect highlights allowing the knock-on effect to be seen.


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