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Zoho Writer

Cloud Based Word Processor

Published 08/08/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Zoho Writer is an online word processor that offers users a number of helpful features. Users can share documents over the internet and collaborate with individuals or groups online. All collaboration changes are made in real time so the user is always viewing the most recent version of the document. Zoho Writer also lets users import and export documents from Google Doc or their desktop. Offline support tools are available that allow users to access and edit documents even when they are not connected to the internet. A page view editing option allows users to make changes just as they would see the document in print. Zoho Writer also supports blog posting, which includes a WYSIWYG editor. Users can also begin by choosing a template from the Zoho Writer template library.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Zoho Writer belongs to Zoho. Zoho was founded in September of 2005. The company is based out of Pleasanton, California and currently includes around 1,500 individuals. The current team includes Evangelist Raju Vegesna and Director of Business Development Ian Wenig. Zoho continues to offer a wide range of services to its users through its many Office Suite products, which also includes Sheet, CRM, Creator, Planner, Meeting, Show, Wiki, Chat, Notebook and Mail.

What are the differences to other apps?

Zoho Writer provides users with a number of helpful features to edit and collaborate with. The application is popular for two main reasons. The first being the many functions included with it, the other being that it is a part of the Zoho family of applications. Users who are already utilizing other Zoho products will find Writer to be an attractive option.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Zoho Writer is designed to look much like all other Zoho applications. The homepage features a list of features and screenshots organized throughout the center. The top, left hand corner presents the colorful block Zoho logo beside the application name in blue. The actual user interface uses a similar style with a lot of low key colors and open space so the user can focus on text rather than distracting visual elements.

How does the registration process work?

A new user must create a Zoho account to use Zoho Writer. This can be done by clicking the blue and black “Sign Up for Free” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage (just above the log in area). The following page contains the registration form which asks for a username, email address, password and word verification. The user must also check the terms of service and privacy policy agreement check box before submitting the information. Users can also register by clicking either the Google, Google Apps, Facebook or Yahoo buttons along the right side.

What does it cost to use the application?

Zoho Writer is available to all users for free. The user only has to sign up for a Zoho account to being using the application. This is definitely a good way to encourage users to sign up. Some Zoho applications are not free, however Writer does not require a subscription or any other fees.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Zoho Writer is a fast, easy solution for anyone who needs a text editor. The application can be used for any kind of text editing purpose. Users who already have a registered Zoho account may find Writer to be an even more appealing.

  • Access other Zoho applications with your account
  • Create a new document online
  • Access templates offered by Zoho Writer
  • Post documents directly to a blog
  • Access and make changes to documents while offline

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