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The thin man

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I tried Zoho....

At first, Zoho looked like a fun new toy to play with and then I tried to publish something to my blog. How many times and ways can you say frustrating? I went to publish to my blog the post shown below, I followed the directions from the FAQ page on publishing to your blog, and EVERY time I tried to publish it gave me this little red sentence that said "blog not available". WHAT??!!! But I've got it open. So I exited and tried again. Same thing "blog not available". And so I copied and pasted to my blog what I had written in Zoho. But all is not lost, I put a link to my zoho-wiki on my blog.

I've played around with Zoho a little bit. I created a list of people to shop for before christmas. And I did to it what I would normally do when I type things up in word. Although the first time that I saved the piece, it pulled all the names together into one line after another instead of leaving it spaced like I had set. This app. seems like it could be an alright situation to use, if you are doing non-sensitive material. But that's just me, 'cause there is no way that I would put sensitive information out-there to hopefully be password safe and secure.

After I made the list I tried to share the document with my husband, in hopes that we would be able to add to it at anytime.

1) Before he can share, he has to be a member. So now he always shows up as offline.

2) He tried to join using his hotmail account. Zoho didn't like that. Hmm, I wonder if I should add his hotmail account as the one to share with.

So, I'm not happy right now with the thing. Next, I put together a wiki at Zoho. And now I have to see if there is a way to publish the wiki to my blog. Not seeing any big instructions so far, back to the FAQ's page. sigh...

1 comment:

arvind said...

Dear Lady Cady:

Sorry about the experiences you have had with Zoho till now. Yes, we need to have a more friendlier UI and clear instructions of how to do it. And when an error happens, a clearer tip of what exactly has gone wrong (instead of just saying 'blog not available'). We will sure work on that front. I sincerely apologize for all the trouble you have been put into.

May be you can have a look at the instructions provided in the blog post here for posting to your blog and give this a try again.

Only Zoho Writer, the online word processor has this feature of posting to your blog. It is not available in Zoho Wiki (yet).

About sharing your lists with your husband in Zoho Planner, it can be done easily too. Click on the 'Page sharing' button at the top-right of the Zoho Planner page which you would like to share, give your husband's email address (or his Zoho user ID if he already has an account in Zoho) in the "Enter email address of your friends to Edit this page (Read/Write)" text box and click the 'Share' button.

Your husband will get an email saying you have shared a page with him. And when he (creates an account in Zoho giving the same email address that you mailed him and) logs in to his Zoho Planner account, he can click on the 'Pages shared to me' tab in the left panel and see the page that you shared with him.

If you can mail me your phone number, we can have a talk and I'll assist you in getting all your things clarified with Zoho. My email address is aravind@zoho.com and please feel free to email me. Looking forward to hear from you.