contributed by Courtney Hime, ITAP Communication Consultant
Zoho.com is an online collaborative and social networking tool. The Web site offers a host of Office-like programs that allow users to create and edit documents online. The suite is free after creating a user name and password.
The web site boasts an online collection of services that rivals Microsoft Office, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, project manager, meeting manager, and calendar, along with several other tools similar to those offered by Microsoft or Apple. Zoho also offers online and collaborative tools in their Beta version for businesses.
Like the Microsoft Office suite, all of Zoho’s tools integrate and work better together. Unlike Office, Zoho allows multiple users to share and edit documents simultaneously from any computer with Internet access.
In addition to integrating with each other, all Zoho applications can be integrated with Facebook, an increasingly helpful feature for college students, faculty and staff.