Zoho Writer

Get to know Zoho Writer

It starts with ideas. Add Zoho Writer's clipper extension to your browser, and whenever you come across something you want to write about, you can select it and save it as a new document. Or, when you're ready to write, you can open an existing document or start a new one from that extension's menu. Have a Word document you need to edit? You can import it with most features—including formatting and comments—working in Zoho Writer as they would in Microsoft Word.

Then it's time to write. Zoho Writer's editing tools are in a sidebar on the left, with tools on the top of the page to let you switch between compose, review, and distribute modes. Want to focus on your writing? Click the X button in the top left corner to hide the formatting toolbar and focus on your document. You can still add formatting as you need it—select text, and a small formatting pane will open near the text so you can add switch fonts or colors, add links and lists, and more. Or, click the small + button that shows on the left side of your document as you're writing to insert new sections.

Working on something with a team? You can invite everyone to help you edit in Zoho Writer, with up to 25 editors in a free Zoho Writer account, or even with public documents that anyone online can help you edit with a paid account. You can track changes, roll back to previous versions, and review comments in a dedicated sidebar when you're in the Review mode. You can even wait to run spellcheck until you're reviewing your document to help you focus on content while writing and then polish things up with your team. And if you need to talk while you're working, Zoho's chat lives in the lower left corner so you can keep team conversations going without leaving your document.

The first word processors were designed with printing in mind. If you opened Word on an early Macintosh, you'd likely write a document then print it and perhaps mail it to your recipient. That's hardly how most documents are shared today. Zoho Writer still includes the formatting tools you'd need to print documents, but it's Distribute mode is focused on modern document sharing. You can add mail merge fields to documents to, say, customize letters with recipient names and addresses based on a spreadsheet. You can publish the document to your blog with Zoho Writer's WordPress integration. Or, you can request digital signatures with its built-in Zoho Sign, DocuSign, Adobe Sign, and SignEasy integrations. 

Zoho Writer pulls many of the best features from focused writing apps together with the traditional word processor tools and newer options to publish your writing. It's built for teams—and is still great to use on your own, with a free demo you can use without even signing up. If you're tired of switching between focused writing apps, document collaboraiton tools, signature apps, and blog editors, Zoho Writer's modern take on a word processor might be just what you need.

See how Zoho Writer compares to the latest versions of Microsoft Word and Google Docs in our roundup of the best apps for collaborative writing.

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Zoho Writer Pricing

  • Free for 5GB document storage with core features including file versioning up to 25 revisions, chat, and mobile apps with up to 25 other users

  • $5/month per user Standard plan for unlimited teams, 100GB storage, unlimited file versions, G Suite integration, password protected files with expiring links, and audit trails

  • $8/month per user Premium plan for 1TB storage, 25GB file upload limit, single sign-on, Active Directory integration, eDiscovery, and email in file support

Zoho Writer Features

  • Create and edit documents online with your team

  • Show or hide toolbars for as focused or feature-filled writing experience as you need

  • Customize document styles to use throughout your document and update all content with similar formatting together

  • Live co-editing with others, including chat, comments, and document revisions

  • Mail merge documents, publish on WordPress blog, or add electronic signatures to documents

  • Save content to new documents with Chrome and Firefox extension

  • Android and iOS apps available

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