Zoho launched a productivity apps dubbed “Zoho Share”, a straightforward utility for sharing word processing documents, spreadsheets, PDF files, and slide shows. The online app reads in several popular document formats (although not yet the .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx files from Office 2007), and of course Zoho’s own documents. It creates embeddable viewers for all of them. Users can comment on files, just as they can on other sharing systems.
Zoho Share competes with Scribd, Docstoc, SlideShare, and other “YouTubes for documents.” This feature is becoming a commodity; like with YouTube, it’s the community that makes the difference. Zoho still makes sense as a sharing function for its own suite of productivity apps. Its capability to create shares for other type of documents is just a bonus.