Zoho.com is a new service that has been slowly becoming more and more popular since 2006. This not so well known online service offers a comprehensive office productivity tool set much like MS Office, completely online.
This includes Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show, Zoho Wiki, Zoho Notebook, Zoho Planner, Zoho Chat, Zoho Creator, Zoho Meeting. In essence, the applications cover almost everything that people are likely to look for in an office productivity suite.
While Zoho cannot replace traditional computer based office productivity applications just yet, the strides made by this online service can certainly fulfill the needs of a certain section of people, for example people who like using portable devices such as the Nokia N800 tablet or for people who tend to travel excessively.
Zoho Writer actually works pretty nicely and so does Zoho Notebook. I suppose these two applications are the most immediately useful applications. If you do not have an internet connection or a slow internet connection, do not even think of using this product just as yet
Zoho Writer allows you to work on your documents offline. It utilizes the Google Gears browser extension.