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Re: zoho, google office or just stick with M$ right now?

From: Hemanth S.
Sent on: Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:08 AM
Great article today(with poll) about state of office/web-office  
tools. The interesting thing to note is that the audience is  
primarily early-adopter crowd, who still seem to have a huge hurdle  
in trying to get past the MS office suite.


I think its primarily 2 factors - feature set(includes navigation of  
menu, buttons, shortcuts, macros etc) and also convenience(Word icon  
is right there on your desktop and everyone knows how to use it).  
IMHO, the best web-office tool is one that is going to be a  
combination of desktop/online integration and zoho is one step closer  
than google docs(Maybe MS Groove too but I never really could figure  
that out).

On Aug 29, 2007, at 5:25 PM, Hemanth Setty wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I have been on-again,off-again google office user and the frequent  
> updates have been promising for google office. I have also played  
> around with zoho(these guys are on steroids -  cranking up new app  
> every other day). I do like zoho with their intense feature list 
> (project management, office docs, crm support - all for free too  
> for basic use) and MS office integration. While their UI is great -  
> their SSO integration seems a bit clunky and they don't have the  
> unified google apps type support that would be very useful to  
> collaborate with my remote team members.
> While both Google office and Zoho seem pretty decent, I wanted to  
> get some user experiences on them. Any good, bad or ugliness to  
> note? Are you ready to quit MS office and use Zoho or google office?
> hemanth

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