Zoho Office Suite now uses Artificial Intelligence to Provide a FREE, Powerful Alternative to Office 365

I wrote about the Zoho Office Suite more than two years ago in an article entitled Zoho Workplace: My Favorite FREE Replacement for Microsoft Office. Zoho Workplace is a competitor to Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Google Docs, and similar office automation products. It also can read and write documents that were created with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Google Docs, and similar office automation products. (Some minor changes to fonts and formatting may occur when using files created by other programs.) Zoho Workplace works well with a Chromebook, a Windows system, a Macintosh, Linux, or even with an iPad or Android tablet.

Zoho Workplace is still my favorite free word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation suite of programs. I no longer use Microsoft Office. Instead, I prefer Zoho. Now Zoho has made major upgrades to the programs. My earlier article is still available at: https://wp.me/p5Z3-53w.

Quoting an article by Mark Hachman in the PC World web site:

“If you don’t want to pay for Microsoft’s AI-powered Microsoft Office, there are alternatives—including Zoho’s free Zoho Office Suite. Zoho’s alternatives to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Keep launch today, complete with their own intelligent features that are arguably friendlier than Microsoft’s own.

“The updated, smarter Zoho Writer 5 word processor and Zoho Sheet 5 spreadsheet join Zoho Notebook, a new addition that intelligently transforms links into “cards” that pull data from the web. The suite also includes Zoho Show, a free alternative to PowerPoint. For this revision, the Zoho Office Suite includes Zia, an AI assistant that Zoho integrated into its CRM solution last year.

“Zoho does charge $3 to SMBs [Small and Medium-sized Businesses] to use the suite, and $6 per user for enterprises. If you’re a single home user, you pay nothing, though you’ll need to sign up for a Zoho account. All of the Zoho Office Suite apps are available on the web as well as on iOS and Android, but require an Internet connection. The exception is the new version of Writer, which is now available in an offline mode.”

Not bad for a FREE product! You can read Mark Hachman’s full article at: https://tinyurl.com/eogn20190221a.

You can try the FREE Zoho Office Suite by starting at: https://www.zoho.com/office.

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I discovered zoho mail as an alternative to gmail. I love it! I don’t use much of the associated features, but really like the mail client. It is indeed free for individual users and FULL of functionality. I didn’t realize it had an Office-type product. I will definitely be looking into that! There is NO way I’m ever going to pay month-to-month forever for a software product. Thanks for the update!!
Hey, maybe someday they will get into the family tree program market!! I can hardly wait!

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But can others who don’t have Zoho installed on their computers read documents produced in Zoho? A large group shares many documents and we’ve found MS Word is the only program everyone seems to have and the only type of files they all can read.

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    —> But can others who don’t have Zoho installed on their computers read documents produced in Zoho?

    Yes. Zoho writer can read and write .DOC and .DOCX files and seems to do a better job than most other word processors in being fully compatible with documents created by Microsoft Word. I often exchange files with people using Microsoft Word and, so far, nobody has reported any problems with it. I also always can read all the documents other people created with Microsoft Word.

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Can Zoho read documents created on Pages or Numbers?

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    —> Can Zoho read documents created on Pages or Numbers?

    Yes but only if the documents are saved in formats that are common throughout various office programs: .DOC, .DOCX, .RTF, .XLS, .XLSX, .PPT, .PPTX, etc.

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