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Zoho Raises Bar for Online Presentations


December 17, 2007; 08:21 AM

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zoho is raising the bar for online presentation software with todays release of Zoho Show 2.0. Built with Ajax, Zoho Show 2.0 presents Zoho customers with an elegant, completely revamped user interface that simplifies access to an expanded array of features. For a video of Zoho Show 2.0, please visit http://www.viddler.com/raju/videos/17/.

We completely rebuilt Zoho Show to achieve two distinct goals, said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. First, we want to take full advantage of being online. Second, we want to reach feature parity with offline, desktop presentation applications.

Presenting Zoho Show 2.0

With Zoho Show 2.0, Zoho has both visually and functionally refined its online presentation application.

Vegesna continued, Zoho Show 2.0 showcases the power of Ajax to create a rich, online UI and feature set. Actually, the technology exceeds the client requirements for office productivity applications today.

Zoho Show 2.0 gains an elegant, three-pane user interface that provides clear, convenient access to a host of new features, including:

  • Themes support: Users can choose from over 50 default themes. Eventually, users will be able to create their own themes and contribute it to the library.
  • Shapes and symbols support: Hundreds of shapes and symbols are available for flowcharts, etc.
  • Extensive editing support: Users can rotate and flip images and select from multiple text, images, and bullet types.
  • Clip art support: Graphics categories include Animals, Transport, Business, Science and Technology, etc.
  • Zoho Meeting and Zoho Chat integration: Zoho Meeting lets users share their desktops with audiences viewing their presentations. Zoho Chat lets users chat online with their audiences while doing presentations.
  • Improved importing: The import quality for presentations (ppt, pps, odp, sxi) has been greatly improved.

Going forward, Zoho will add support for transitions as well as for audio and video content.

Feedback on Zoho Show 2.0

Thanks to its rich UI and feature set, Zoho Show 2.0 is enjoying positive response from the Zoho community.

Zoho Show 2.0 Unveiled - Compares Well to Powerpoint, One-Ups Google

...Overall, Zoho Show 2.0 is slick and compares well with Powerpoint; and has added collaboration features. Plus, not for the first time, it's one-upped Google - whose online presentations software is basic by comparison. Zoho is arguably the most complete and full-featured Web Office suite on the market. Richard MacManus, Read/WriteWeb

Who Needs Powerpoint? Create Your Presentations Online with Zoho Show 2.0

...While all of Zohos many office tools are quite slick compared to competitors Googles slideshow offering looks woefully inadequate next to Zoho Show 2.0 raises the bar even for other Zoho apps. ...Zoho Show 2.0 is a very mature app and can likely replace Powerpoint for all but the most demanding users. Scott Gilbertson, Wired

Zoho Tackles Powerpoint With Zoho Show

The folks at Zoho just dont seem to get tired: they announce new features, products and services for their online office suite on an almost weekly basis. ...the new Zoho Show works great and blows Google Presentations socks off: it has got more features and options and a much slicker look. Stan Schroeder, Mashable

Zoho Show 2.0, Cleaner Look, New Features

...The team has shown a strong commitment to steadily improving their products, making them a compelling alternative to the incumbent, Google. Nick Gonzalez, TechCrunch

Zoho refreshes its Show online presentation tool

With Show 2.0 Zoho is working to stay ahead of Google. So far so good. Larry Dignan, ZDNet

For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com. To get breaking Zoho news, please visit and subscribe to the RSS feed at http://blogs.zoho.com/.

About Zoho and AdventNet

Zoho is creating one of the most comprehensive suites of affordable, online productivity and collaboration tools for today's knowledge workers. More than 150 developers work on the Zoho Suite, often implementing new features just days after customers request them and responding to customer queries within minutes of their posting. To date, Zoho has more than 500,000 users who rely on its 17 different applications to meet their online collaboration needs. Zoho will continue to expand the breadth and depth of its suite of offerings with new and updated applications. For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com.

Zoho is a brand of AdventNet, in business since 1996 providing innovative software tools and serving more than 10,000 customers worldwide. For more information on AdventNet, please visit http://www.adventnet.com/.


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