Zoho Office

As you know, I am all about Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS). And today I want to point you in a slightly different direction. That of web based applications. Specifically, Zoho Office.

Zoho Office is an online office suite.  It has a word processor (Zoho Writer),  spreadsheet app (Zoho Sheet), presentation tool (Zoho Show), database app (Zoho Creator), groupware app (Zoho Mail), etc.  About twelve apps in all.  Most of them are free.  Some have limitations set for individual use while others have set limits for businesses.

One of the great thing about this suite (and that is what it actually is, a suite of office apps) is that you can access your documents anywhere, anytime, provided that you have Internet access.

Another great feature is that you can import existing documents so you can work on them while on the road.  This is extremely helpful for those people who don't have laptops.  In addition to this, one can even share the documents you are working on with others so they can collaborate with you.

Now, granted, this isn't neccassarily a replacement for a stand alone office suite like OpenOffice, but it sure works in a pinch.  And the sharing capabilities is a great incentive to give it a look.

Peace be with you.

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