Zoho today launched AppCreator, Notebook and updated Zoho Writer apps and also updated Gamescope with a new feature in Zoho Projects. The Zoho AppCreator helps businesses create custom mobile apps for their needs without coding. Notebook is a productivity-boosting, note taking app for mobile device users and Zoho Writer is the company’s online word processor, which has been reinvented to improve collaboration and eliminate clutter from the UI.
Gamescope is a Zoho Projects feature that turns work into a game. “It will be extended to other Zoho applications going forward,” said the company.
Highlights of Zoho AppCreator
- Easy creation: Users can create mobile apps by just dragging and dropping fields. They can set up workflows, rules, and schedules, and even add actions to various gestures like left or right swipe, long press, and tap.
- Shareable apps: Users can share the app with colleagues.
- Turn offline data into an app: Zoho AppCreator allows users to turn their data into a cloud-based mobile app.
- Connect to cloud apps: Users can connect data from Zoho CRM, Salesforce, and Zoho Creator in a single mobile app.
- Apps for all platforms: Mobile apps built using Zoho AppCreator are truly native apps that work on iOS, Android as well as Windows devices.
Highlights of Notebook
- Create notes: Users can jot down text, create a checklist, capture a photo, and record audio– all in a single note card.
- Organize: Users can store their note cards in separate notebooks.
- Personalize: Users can create their own custom covers for each notebook, or choose from a host of handcrafted cover designs provided in the app.
- Find notes quickly: Users can search for notes within a notebook or across notebooks.
- Cloud sync and integration: Notebook syncs across devices, so users can access their notes from anywhere and at any time.
Highlights of Zoho Writer
- Minimalistic UI: Zoho Writer has a re-designed interface that is modern, light and distraction free. It has three modes that the users can work on– Compose (for writing and formatting), Review (for collaboration) and Distribute.
- Better collaboration controls: Users can now lock a section of content that is not to be edited or hide sections containing confidential information.
- New fonts and templates: Zoho Writer has added 350+ new fonts. It also has predesigned headers and footers, and templates for resumes, invitations etc. that users can choose from.
- Enhanced review features: Users can now get links to specific comments, accept all track changes in one click, search through comments, filter comments according to author, and respond to comments via email.
- Real-time mobile collaboration: Zoho Writer mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, now supports real-time collaboration.
Highlights of Gamescope
- Peer-to-peer games: Anyone, not just the manager, can create a game and invite colleagues to play for a friendly wager.
- Immediate rewards: In every game, employees earn points as they complete their tasks.
- Easy customization: Users can alter conditions for winning trophies and badges, which are available already.
The Zoho Notebook is already available for Android and iOS devices for free and the updated Zoho Writer will be available for free for both web, Android and iOS soon. The AppCreator is currently available on request and the Gamescope is currently available for all paying customers of Zoho Projects.