A great way to get started on this new, FREE, Web-based productivity and collaboration tool
Zoho is a very cool-and free-alternative to Microsoft Office. Known as "cloud" computing because it's totally Web-based, Zoho provides 18 different applications to help you write documents, create spreadsheets, send e-mail, and much more. People love it, but what it doesn't offer are extensive help files, so that's where this practical book comes in.
Zoho For Dummies shows you how to use Zoho's most widely used applications, including Zoho Writer, Zoho Notebook, Zoho Show, Zoho Sheet, Zoho DB, Zoho Mail, Zoho Planner, Zoho CRM, and Zoho Projects. You'll get thoroughly up to speed on all common tasks and discover enough tips and tricks to get you power-using Zoho in no time. Zoho is a free, Web-based alternative to Microsoft Office launched in 2007; it is considered to be "cloud computing" because it is categorized as Software as a Service (SaaS) and Web-based The book guides you through common tasks and provides tips and tricks to maximize your productivity and minimize hassle Covers Zoho Writer, Zoho Notebook, Zoho Show, Zoho Sheet, Zoho DB, Zoho Mail, Zoho Planner, Zoho CRM, and Zoho Projects Also provides information about sharing content, scheduling, and more
Get your head in the clouds with this friendly guide to the exciting new Zoho "cloud" alternative to Microsoft Office.
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Zoho For Dummies
Chapter OneGetting Started with Zoho
In This Chapter
* The Zoho advantage: Why it's right for so many people
* Signing up for Zoho
* Finding out about the Zoho apps covered in this book
Welcome to Zoho, your online productivity and collaboration suite of applications. Zoho is different from a traditional suite of productivity apps in that it works online (although you can work with some Zoho apps offline and synchronize them when you're back online, as you'll see). All the applications are available at www.zoho.com; all you have to do is to sign up with Zoho.
Zoho offers all the applications you would expect in a full productivity suite and more. It's got all the applications you see in application suites costing hundreds of dollars, but Zoho is free (although some applications charge you to go beyond the basic levels). Zoho gives you word processing, spreadsheets, mail, customer relations management, database, invoicing, presentation applications - and that's just the beginning. It's fair to say that Zoho has an application matching just about every popular type of application out there.
Zoho is all about cloud computing - that is, storing your data online for use with online applications. No longer do you need to be tied to older software that hasn't been updated on your computer. In fact, you don't even have to run the application on your computer at all - it runs in the "cloud." And that makes it easy to, among other things, share your data with co-workers online.
As you will see throughout this book, Zoho applications have a lot to offer. You can use them from anywher...