Zoho provides a range of online software including web-based office software, web conferencing apps, and online accounting software. The company’s Zoho Docs service is at least as good as Google Docs for creating and editing text, spreadsheet, and presentation documents and collaborating with other users.

But up until recently the only way to access Zoho Docs on a mobile device was by using a mobile web browser. Now Zoho has released a Docs app for Android.

Zoho Docs for Android is available as a free download from the Google Play Store. Once you sign in with your Zoho account you can view all of your online documents or share them with other users by tapping-and-holding on a file name and selecting the “share” option.

Unfortunately that’s about all you can do for now. Zoho Docs for Android doesn’t allow you to create or edit documents from a mobile device.

In fact, if you don’t have an active internet connection, the app isn’t much use at all. It’s a lot like the original Google Docs app for Android… before Google added the ability to download and edit docs.

In other words, the Zoho Docs app is nice to have if you’re already a Zoho user. But it’s not going to replace QuickOffice, Documents to Go, or any of the other full-featured office apps available for Android.

Zoho also offers Zoho CRM and Zoho Invoice apps for Android.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

One reply on “Zoho Docs for Android lets you view, share online docs”

  1. Few days back I read about Google docs n now Zoho docs.. Exciting looks like Zoho is gonna pitch every place where Google docs are operating. Intense battle between these two giants but as a matter of fact, these will also face heat from few entrants such as CollateBox http://www.collatebox.com/ which says better than Google docs and easier than Excel. Have to watch out for this battle…….

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