Zoho gets Facebook app

Zoho takes its exploits onto Facebook

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This morning, Zoho has unveiled its new Facebook app, which allows users with Zoho accounts to work on and share their Zoho docs without leaving the boundaries of the social-networking service. Zoho has included three of its services in the new app: Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, and Zoho Show. Users have access to their entire directory of saved files for each app, along with quick options to create new ones.

Unlike some other Facebook apps, there's no profile presence or status feeds as to when you're editing or have created new documents. There's also not a way to browse through your friend's publicly shared documents from within Facebook. In that sense, this isn't truly fulfilling what it could be, but it's a great start.

Zoho's been pretty busy lately. In the last month or so it rolled out the second iteration of Zoho Creator, the database creation tool. And just last week was iZoho, the iPhone-optimized version of Zoho's site and apps suite.

Zoho users with Facebook accounts can now create and browse their Zoho Office docs. CNET Networks