Zoho 2.0: The Most Microsoft-y Zoho Yet!

According to their company blog, Zoho 2.0 has just been released, and I have the exact same first impression as Frederic Lardinois over at ReadWriteWeb – it looks a whole lot like Word 2007:

Clearly, this new interface, dubbed the MenuTab by Zoho, was inspired by Microsoft’s Ribbon interface, which is slowly becoming the standard interface paradigm for Microsoft applications. Zoho smartly keeps the most often used functions like undo/redo, copy, cut, paste, and save outside of these tabs so that they are always available (something MS Office also does thanks to the Quick Access Toolbar). In our tests, the MenuTab worked just as advertised, and if you are comfortable with the MS Office 2007 interface, you will feel right at home in the new Zoho Writer.

image It’s pretty slick. To explore further, check out the slideshow Zoho provided with their announcement (RSS readers must click through).

John Furrier

John Furrier is founder, co-CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of SiliconANGLE, a new media company covering the intersection of computer science and social science. Furrier is also the co-founder and CEO of CrowdChat a social media platform for large-scale group conversations over hashtags. In addition to SiliconANGLE John runs Broadband Developments a private incubator and investment firm for creating new startups. Furrier lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife and four children.


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