Office: Zoho Docs. More functions than Google Drive

Zoho Docs (zoho.com/docs) is part of the comprehensive Zoho Suite. Although it is primarily designed for companies, the basic version is free to use. The Office services (a writing program, spreadsheet and presentations) provide all the important functions, which are easier to find than in Google Drive, which hides many options in the menus.

Overall, the operation and interface of Zoho are very similar to Microsoft Office programs and this is a positive thing. In the 5GB storage space offered by the free version, you can store and edit all the current Office file formats. However, a single file may not be larger than 100MB. If you require more storage space, you can extend it by integrating Dropbox. Users of this Cloud storage service can synchronise it either completely or for individual folders with Zoho via the Zoho settings menu.

If you prefer storing your data locally, Zoho can also synchronise with Windows desktop with the help of a software client. This is ideal if you want to work offline on your notebook while travelling. Zoho also provides iOS and Android apps for online access via smartphone and tablet.

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