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Zoho For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Steven Holzner
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Book Description

A great way to get started on this new, FREE, Web-basedproductivity and collaboration tool

Zoho is a very cool-and free-alternative to Microsoft Office.Known as "cloud" computing because it's totally Web-based, Zohoprovides 18 different applications to help you write documents,create spreadsheets, send e-mail, and much more. People love it,but what it doesn't offer are extensive help files, sothat's where this practical book comes in.

Zoho For Dummies shows you how to use Zoho's most widelyused applications, including Zoho Writer, Zoho Notebook, Zoho Show,Zoho Sheet, Zoho DB, Zoho Mail, Zoho Planner, Zoho CRM, and ZohoProjects. You'll get thoroughly up to speed on all common tasks anddiscover enough tips and tricks to get you power-using Zoho in notime.

  • Zoho is a free, Web-based alternative to Microsoft Officelaunched in 2007; it is considered to be "cloud computing" becauseit is categorized as Software as a Service (SaaS) andWeb-based
  • The book guides you through common tasks and provides tips andtricks to maximize your productivity and minimize hassle
  • Covers Zoho Writer, Zoho Notebook, Zoho Show, Zoho Sheet, ZohoDB, Zoho Mail, Zoho Planner, Zoho CRM, and Zoho Projects
  • Also provides information about sharing content, scheduling,and more

Get your head in the clouds with this friendly guide tothe exciting new Zoho "cloud" alternative to Microsoft Office.

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Learn how Web-based Zoho tools help you be productive and manage your business

Zoho's cool tools are terrific for office productivity, communication, and database management, but the documentation can be a little spotty. Fear not — you have this book! Learn to use these Web-based applications for creating documents and presentations, handling appointments and e-mail, storing and organizing data, and even managing customer relationships.

  • Document your activities — use Writer for word processing, Sheet for spreadsheet documents, and Notebook for sharing
  • Show off — create slideshow presentations with Show to share online

  • Organize your life — use Planner to create schedules and to-do lists you can share

  • Extreme Web mail — use Mail to organize your e-mail with folders and labels and lock down security

  • Data on the Web — use Reports to build a database where you can easily create charts, pivot tables, and summaries that can be accessed from anywhere

Open the book and find:

  • How to sign up for a Zoho account
  • Advantages of collaborating with Zoho Writer

  • Ways to organize content using Zoho Notebook

  • Tips for managing e-mail with folders and flags

  • How to use formulas and functions in Zoho Sheet

  • Drag-and-drop methods for creating database reports

  • Advice on project management

  • How to streamline billing procedures

"If you are interested in exploring Zoho, this book isgoing to be extremely useful. It paves the way to explore Zoho with in-depth coverage on each of our main applications."
Raju Vegesna, Zoho Evangelist

About the Author

Steve Holzner, PhD, is the award-winning author of 112 books, including Joomla! For Dummies and Physics For Dummies. He also teaches programming classes and has consulted for Fortune 100 companies in the area of content management. Steve has been a faculty member at Cornell University and MIT.

Product Details

  • File Size: 9626 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470484543
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (June 17, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002JMV6LO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short on Detail November 25, 2009
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I ordered this book in the hope that I could gain some additional expertise on the Zoho CRM. I can truthfully state that this book did not help at all. There are eighteen pages dealing with the CRM, and they really are meant to be a basic overview of the interface and do not go past basic navigation instructions.

If you are looking to make a decision on whether or not to use the Zoho products, this book would provide an adequate overview of the modules, but do not look for this book to help you if you have spent any time at all using the CRM.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars eh, ok... October 6, 2011
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nothing really great...pretty much bare minimum information. i literally never opened this book again after the first read through b/c it was useless beyond that.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The book itself is very good. August 4, 2013
By Mark P
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I know that this is a review about the book and the book is fine. However, if you are buying the book you are either using or planning on using Zoho CRM. Which I find OK but very "clunky" too many steps to get it to do simple things such as trying to easily being able to see your notes while you are speaking with your contacts. I find it very cumbersome to edit your fields. If you have a simple need to keep names addresses and basic information is great and you can't beat the price. But you will find yourself sending e mails and calling Zoho support to get answers. Their support is OK but you are calling somewhere in Asia. Some speak very good English and some think that they speak very good and you loose a lot in the translation.
If you have the time and patience to read the book slowly and play with the program for a while you may like it. But I know a few people who hated it and dumped it. I use it as little as I can and i'm looking for an alternative CRM.
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2.0 out of 5 stars basic December 3, 2013
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Very basic overview - perhaps appropriate for absolute novices, too basic for existing users. May also be out of date to current versions.
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More About the Author

Steven Holzner is an award-winning author who has written extensively on Ajax and JavaScript. With over 100 titles published, he's sold over a million copies of his books and been translated into 16 languages. As a former faculty member of MIT and Cornell, he teaches corporate seminars around the country.

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