Zoho Links its Office Suite with Google Drive

Google Drive users will be able to open and edit files using Zoho word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications

Zoho has integrated its cloud-hosted office productivity applications with the Google Drive online storage service, Zoho said in a blog post.

The integration lets Google Drive users open their files using the Zoho Office applications Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet and Zoho Show -- word processor, spreadsheet and presentation creation applications, respectively.

Users can also edit the documents and save them back to Google Drive. It's also possible to create brand new documents with the Zoho applications and store them in Google Drive. Users can also collaboratively edit documents.

To take advantage of this integration, users need to install the Zoho applications from the Google Chrome Webstore on their Google Drive account. Afterward, they need to select the Zoho applications as the default for opening files in the "Manage Apps" section of Drive.

In addition to Zoho Office, Zoho also makes more than 20 other cloud-hosted applications for small and medium-size businesses, including CRM, business intelligence, recruitment, website monitoring and customer support applications.

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Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.

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