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Art-One [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
12 years ago4,123 views

Zoho, a competitor of Google Docs, is releasing offline functionality before Google does and Zoho uses Google Gears to do this...

As read on...
techcrunch.com/2007/08/21/zoho ...

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This is pretty big, and I wonder what's taking Google so long to integrate this into Google Docs. Gears has been out for quite a while now and somehow Reader is the only service that was able to integrate it quickly?

I'm still waiting for both Docs and Gmail to get this offline functionality. And maybe Calendar as well. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think Google's presentation team is work is almost complete as they have removed the NeoTonic Help Template from
docs.google.com/support/presen ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The Zoho developers are pretty smart, I think.

Wonder if Google will blog about this in any of their official blogs, it's certainly Google Gears newsworthy, but they're kinda conflicted in their interest here.

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think that Google is working on a complete functionality. Zoho is smart by releasing only a small read only functionality & announcing more functionality in the coming weeks. That's what they call marketing ;-)

Richard [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Eric Schmidt promises lots of things, hold on.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Edit: I changed

<<Google office competitor Zoho beat Google to be the first to utilize Gears to make a word processing application offline-capable. A new "Go Offline" link in Google Docs competitor Zoho Writer triggers...>>

to

<<Google office competitor Zoho beat Google to be the first to utilize Gears to make a word processing application offline-capable. A new "Go Offline" link in Zoho Writer triggers...>>

bb [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

micosoft is in deep doo doo. the train's comin' down the tracks and the giant is still asleep at the wheel. can you imagine how sweet google docs is going to be 3 years from now?!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< Wonder if Google will blog about this in any of their official blogs, it's certainly Google Gears newsworthy, but they're kinda conflicted in their interest here. >>

Obviously, Google did it (gearsblog.blogspot.com/2007/08 ...). The blog has a limited audience and there aren't too many Gears apps. Besides, competition is good for business.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's also a featured project on Google Code.

google-code-featured.blogspot. ...

Arvind Natarajan [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Thanks for the post, Philipp! Dion Almaer did an interview with Zoho as well :-)

blogs.zoho.com/general/chat-wi ...

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