Fakeoffice – the genuine alternative to MS Office and Google Docs.

I was a big fan of Google Docs, until just recently when I started paying close attention to another similar service by name Zoho Office. I had been hearing about Zoho for sometime but had no motivation to try it out. But that changed earlier this week when I read an article in which Ron Markezich, Corporate VP of Microsoft Online, was said to have called Zoho a fake office suite.
Being the natural gossip I am, I decided to take a closer look at this fakeoffice that MS was attacking. And I am now a Zoho convert. I am later going to import all my Google Docs to Zoho. To say I am impressed by Zoho is an understatement.
Zoho is a really great alternative to both Microsoft Office and Google Docs in every sphere. It has a mail service where you can send emails like the usual mail services out there, you can organize and sync your calendar, work on documents- word processor, spreadsheets, presentation- and export them to your blog or share with your friends and colleagues.
Everything, like my once beloved Google Docs, is online which means I don’t have to keep mailing documents to and fro or carrying them on my flash drive. I can access my work papers from my Ubuntu box at home, on my XP box at work or just hop into an internet cafe and edit that report which I have to
submit first thing when I open my eyes.
The killer thing I like about Zoho is its simple interface and non technical mumbo jumbo. Another thing that really won my heart is the ability to export docs I create to my blogging platform, in this case Blogger but with support also for other blogging platforms. This very post you are reading was created using Zoho. If you have ever used any office suite, be it MS Office, Google Docs, or my housewife Openoffice, you are going to be at home with Zoho.
This wonderful full fledged productivity suite (the personal edition is free) is really going to give the big guns a run for their money. Being a very web centric guy, I love to have my documents on the go and thus have developed some real enthusiasm for web apps like this. I use Openoffice which came with my Ubuntu install, but not as compared to Google Docs since I move about a lot.

If you are a curious person like I am and love to try out new things, you certainly need to give Zoho a try.  I think if they keep doing what they are doing now, they really stand a chance of making it big. I’d  like to know how you find the fakeoffice suite and if you think it can stand the might of both Google Docs and MS Office.

2 Replies to “Fakeoffice – the genuine alternative to MS Office and Google Docs.”

  1. For starters, it has more functionalities in its document processors than Google Apps. I also need not have two windows opened so I can see my mail and docs.

    Fakeoffice just uses what it calls desktop in the same window where I am given tabs to flip from mail to docs in seconds.

    Also, I don't know if Google Apps has it but the ability to export whatever I write straight off to my blogging platform is also a plus.

    Then there is the ability to import mail from your other mail services.
    These and other small but noticeable differences are what makes Fakeoffice a different from Google Apps.

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