One of the nice things about the holiday season (besides family, friends and gifts!) is that business slows down a bit and there is time for side projects. A couple of our employees felt like experimenting and they created a Desktop-like UI for all of our Zoho services. We now have more than 20 different products that allow businesses to “Work Online”, so this is a natural extension. You’d be surprised that this UI was not created by Zoho employees, but by ManageEngine employees (ManageEngine is a Zoho Corp division that allows IT professionals to monitor and manage servers, networks, applications, etc).
So here it is: You can go to myzpc.com and access it with your Zoho credentials. Once you login you’ll notice this is pretty similar to your Desktop UI. There are windows, there’s a “Zoho Home” drop-down button that you can use to launch the different Zoho applications and there’s a task/status bar as well. You can move the windows, resize them, switch between apps, etc.
Please note this is not an official Zoho product – it’s not supported and, as with any experiment, you should expect some bugs here and there. You can consider this more like a fan/third-party release (a very interesting one!).
For those of you who like the idea of easily switching between Zoho applications in the same browser window, we’ve been offering this for quite some time through our Zoho Business service (albeit not with the PC desktop similarity).
Hope you continue to enjoy the holidays. Happy 2010 from all of us at Zoho.