Last week I was working on a learning contract for an intern due here next year. I'm in Kosovo and he's in the US. So I needed to use an online document collaboration tool so that we could work on the document together. Since our team has uses Google Apps on our domain, I naturally reached for Google Docs. I uploaded my doc and took a quick look prior to sending the invites. It looked horrible.
I was really surprised. The document wasn't particularly complex. There were no any tables or complex formatting. There were only a few things formatted with tabs. The document just wasn't usable the way it appeared. So I moved to what I thought was the second string...Zoho. The document uploaded in a snap and looked fine.
About the same time I learned that Zoho now offers the ability to work with your documents both online and offline. Thanks to their integration with Google Gears, you can now take your online documents with you.
This video explains it well.
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Zoho is no longer second string in my book. It's a first class tool that eclipses Google Docs on a number of levels.