Once again I have more Zoho goodness to share with you. ^_^ Recently you got to see the webservice suite for Ubuntu but now it is time to look at the full service. With just a few minutes work you can set up an account and be ready to create, edit, and store your documents online wherever you may be.What You Get With Zoho
What does Zoho give you with an account? You get access to that wonderful set of productivity and collaboration apps AND the business apps as well! With a free account there is a limitation on numbers (users, etc.) for the business apps but for the regular everyday person this is still very wonderful. ^_^
Ok, what about pricing? As seen here in this excerpt from the “FAQ Page” you get the Zoho services for free (and without the irritating ads!). Signing Up For Zoho
Signing up for an account is quick and easy to do. You only need to provide three things: a user name, e-mail address, and password.
Once you have finished signing up for your new account you will see the following message. At this point you could go ahead and continue signing into your new account but I recommend sorting out the verification e-mail first.
When you click on the link in the verification e-mail you will be asked for your new password. Once that is confirmed then you are ready to start having fun with Zoho.
The first page that you see after signing in should be this one (but you may see the version shown in the first screenshot above). You can use the tabbed interface at the top to set up your profile, add a user pic, and adjust settings such as language & time zone. When you are ready to start using the apps choose from the scrolling list on the right side (links will open in a new tab/window). A Look At Some Of Zoho's Many Services
I could probably fill a small book with pictures and descriptions of all the services available at Zoho so I am just going to highlight some of my favourites here. First and foremost the one app that you will likely use most…Writer. Not only do you get a nice set of tools to work with but notice the sectional setup on the left side. You can access a list of your documents (personal and shared), tag folders, templates (if you want to set any up), and the trash bin to recover those accidentally deleted documents.
The Show app opens up looking slightly different from the other apps. You can use the tools on the left side to get started or see an overview of the 2.0 version to get familiar with how Show works.
Zoho Notebook will definitely be useful if you collect snippets of information throughout the day. Using the tools on the left you can add images, audio, video, html, and other items to your notes. ^_^
You also get an e-mail account to go with all the Zoho app goodness. Definitely a nice bonus!
Worried about what to do with all those new documents? You can store up to 1 GB worth of documents in your Zoho account and monitor your account’s status using the Docs app. If you need or want additional storage space you can upgrade your account.
Need to chat while working? Zoho has a built in Chat app as well! You can see the messenger services available to use and choose the one that you like best in the lower left corner. While you are chatting you can also monitor your inbox and other items in the lower right corner.
Interested in a personal wiki? Create your own! All that you need to do is choose an appropriate name, set the permissions, and pick a theme.
If you need to navigate between apps you can either use the “Switch to" menu and select the appropriate service or...
Run your favourites in their own tabs as seen here.
The Zoho Online Suite can provide an extremely useful set of tools for you to access wherever you may be working. Enjoy being stress free when it comes to wondering what may or may not be available to use on those computers’ hard-drives.Note: Anyone interested in learning more about the Zoho Webservice Suite for Ubuntu can see my review here.Links
♥ Sign up for a Zoho Account
♥ Visit the Zoho Homepage
♥ Read the Zoho FAQ