What a timing! When I wrote about Zoho yesterday, two products I mentioned, Zoho Show and Drive were still in the “pipeline”, unannounced, I simply guessed the URL’s. Today Zoho Show has been released as a “public beta”, and with this move we now have the first Ajax-based Office 2.0 Suite:
When I say complete, I simply mean that we now have a web-based service for the main applications that make up part of MS Office – completeness by far does not imply that Zoho is done for now. In fact, here’s a partial list of their additional offerings: Zoho Creator is a quick and easy application generator, Zoho Planner is an organizer, Zoho Drive is online storage (yet to be released).
Instead of repeating myself, here’s a quick reference to my two previous posts on the significance of the Zoho Suite:
There’s also a good summary at ZDNet: Zoho releases Ajax presentation app – last piece of Web Office jigsaw?
Update (6/24): TechCrunch profiles Zoho Show.
Update (6/27): Office 2.0 evangelist Ismael Ghalimi agrees: Zoho is Complete.
Update (6/28): I was one of the first to complain how slow the PPT import to Zoho process was, so I’m really happy to announce that the Zoho team fixed it. Now you can jumpstart your presentation by quickly uploading an existing Powerpoint deck. I really love the responsiveness Zoho has shown repeatedly.