October is upon us and it's time for some good news!
In a departure from past practices, Apple decided to club their iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura releases together—and we're here for it! As you perhaps already know, Zoho has deep roots in the Mac and iPad ecosystems. Our revolutionary product suite for these platforms spans a wide range of business applications and users. But beyond that, we're not afraid to experiment with new technologies or platforms when they make sense for our customers.
We've got a lot to tell you about all the latest updates coming to the Zoho product suite, so I'll cut straight to the chase: On the brand new iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura platforms, our iPad and Mac apps will run faster, feature smoother transitions, and have a lot of additional bells and whistles that are sure to get devoted Apple users excited.
So what does this mean for you? Read on to find out!
Work smarter with Stage Manager, Continuity Camera, external display support, and more on iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura for Bigin
Bigin is happy to join the ranks of Zoho apps that are getting powerful updates for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. We're here to give you a sneak peek. One of the iPad's new features opens a world of opportunity for devoted multitaskers. We know that one screen is never enough when you need to work across different tabs with the Bigin app, or use it alongside other productivity apps. Now you can connect your iPad to an external display to make full use of the extra screen real estate.
You're probably familiar with the limitations of the Mac's camera. It's helpful for those video meetings, but it can't do much more. Well, here comes the Continuity Camera! This useful feature enables you to use your iPad or iPhone as remote extensions of the Mac camera. We jumped at the chance to integrate Bigin with this feature because we didn't want you to have to twist and tilt your laptop in all kinds of odd ways to snap a photo of the price quote on your desk, scan important documents, or capture the products resting behind your laptop screen. Now you can use the cameras on your iPad and iPhone to take photos and have them instantly transferred to where you want them on your Mac. To use these features and more, update to the latest version of Bigin for your preferred Apple devices.
An enhancement to Live Text and the all-new Quick Actions for Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice (iPadOS 16)
No more filling in details manually for your expenses; with the Live Text feature update, it's easy to copy and paste expense details from the receipt images you've attached to your expense. We've also introduced another new feature–Quick Actions—to help you execute multiple actions on a customer's transaction list.
To use this feature, tap Select on top of the transaction list and choose a couple of transactions. Use the touch and hold gesture to view the quick actions you can perform immediately. Rename the document, delete it, drag and drop it to another place, or share it–all by simply tapping the title. Additionally, we have title menu and document interactions for Zoho Books only.
Finally, there are app intents, by which you can call on Siri to take specific actions. Simply say, "Hey Siri! New invoice" or "Hey Siri! Start Zoho Books timer," and Siri will do it immediately. Upgrade your Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice apps to the latest versions now.
Smart Continuity Camera, multitasking assistant Stage Manager, and more for Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice (macOS Ventura)
You can now scan business cards and bar codes by connecting Mac and iPhone. With the new update, you can add customers' business cards, add items to invoices from bar codes, and include attachments with transactions—all by just scanning. If your iPhone is connected to your Mac with the same Apple ID, you can simply click the scan icon and your iPhone's camera will automatically open to scan the document you want.
You can also keep your workspace organized using the much awaited Stage Manager feature. Open the apps that you usually use and switch among them with just a single click—but that's not all! Now you can perform quick actions on customers' details pages. Navigate to a customer's transaction list, select a few customers, and right click on them to view the list of actions you can perform right away. Upgrade your Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice apps to the latest version and try these features now!
Hassle-free document signing with App Intents, Quick Notes, and more in iPadOS 16 and MacOS Ventura
As a digital signature solution, Zoho Sign strives to provide users with an effortless signing experience. And with the release of MacOS Ventura and iPadOS 16, users can now set up conversational Siri shortcuts to perform various actions, such as autofilling basic fields and signing the document, assigning document ownership to someone else, and declining to sign a particular document.
MacOS and iPadOS users can also filter the notifications they want to receive from the application by setting filters for each Focus. To level up your productivity, Zoho Sign now offers the Quick Note feature, available in both MacOS and iPadOS, which enables you to add documents and frequently used templates and access them anytime. You no longer have to add the title of a document manually when you're scanning the physical copies; the new enhanced document scanner feature in iPadOS 16 will automatically detect the title, making your job easier.
Download the latest version of Zoho Sign for MacOS. You can find the link for the updated version of Zoho Sign version for iPadOS 16 here.
Add more convenience to your authentication with the new OneAuth updates for macOS Ventura and iPadOS16
Zoho OneAuth, the multi-factor authentication app from Zoho, that is available across platforms, helping you secure all of your online accounts.
The updates in Zoho OneAuth-Authenticator for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, level up the overall app convenience and usability. The new update also continues Zoho OneAuth's deep integration with Apple, ensuring that all the latest features are available on release.
Passkeys: Enhances your login experience across all Zoho apps. (Available in both iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura)
Continuity Camera: Seamlessly transition from your Mac to iPhone camera and quickly scan QR codes to add OTP accounts or sign-in to Zoho.
Stage Manager: With the all-new Stage Manager, you can now complete your authentication quickly by switching between OneAuth and your browsers/apps on your Mac and iPad. (Available in both iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura)
Focus filters: Allows you to associate the appropriate Zoho account for each Focus mode. (Available in both iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura)
Quick Notes: You can now intuitively edit 2FA accounts with seamless deep linking on your iPads.
Stage Manager for Zoho Campaigns in iPadOS 16
iPadOS 16's new multi-tasking UI enables you to get to your email marketer hat in a single click. Simultaneously create a campaign or list, check the reports of your previous campaigns, and much more with the help of this update. Focus on your tasks while seamlessly switching between them, and carry out all your activities in one go. Check it out now!
Streamline your productivity with Notebook's updates for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura
Notebook is a simple, yet beautiful note-taking app with all possibilities for taking notes, collaborating effectively, and boosting your productivity. To make it more productive, we're excited to announce Notebook's updates on the new iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura!
SharePlay: Now, you can share Checklist Cards during FaceTime using SharePlay, and make edits with the help of your peers, and save the changes with you in that notecard.
Focus Filters: You can apply Focus Filters in your Notebook app by setting customized themes like light/dark mode, font sizes, image scaling sizes, default color to notes, default notebook on your Mac, and also save photos to your Photos app in Focus Mode.
Live Text: Extract text from images in your Text and Photo Cards to copy any content without hassle, search for text in your Text Cards on your device’s keypad, and check out your words any time.
Siri Intents: With the help of Siri, you can now add shortcuts and manage reminders with zero user set up, and also access them from your Home Screen.
Photo Picker: Now, you can add images to your notes from the Photo Picker option available on your Mac. This applies not only to notecards, but also to your notebook covers–choose your own customized cover from your library!
Stage Manager: With the Stage Manager feature, you can easily split up your notes in Notebook into multiple resizeable windows and work on different notes in each window at the same time. Manage different types of notes in less time and stand at the top of your work using iPadOS 16.
Upgrade to iPadOS 16 https://zoho.to/ipados16
Upgrade to macOS Ventura https://zoho.to/macosventura
Make your scanning experience more handy using exclusive Doc Scanner updates for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura
With Doc Scanner’s new updates, you can manage your app’s behavior by applying Focus Filters–setting themes like light/dark mode and app theme colors in Focus Mode. Extract live text from any image that you add to your documents, and find and replace text in your documents from your iPad's keypad in no time.
Apple's Continuity Camera paired with Doc Scanner is absolutely the icing on the cake. You can scan documents on your iPhone and add them to your Mac app when both devices are connected to the same network and iCloud. This is one of the features we've enhanced for this year's updates from Apple.
Quickly attach a document to your note with Quick Notes in the Doc Scanner app and smoothly link your documents to your notes to make it a single view.
Upgrade to iPadOS 16 https://zoho.to/ipados
Upgrade to macOS Ventura https://zoho.to/macOS
It's no secret that we're committed to providing our customers with the best that the world of business software has to offer. Our product teams deliberate thoroughly over every update so that the newest features and enhancements from Apple complement our product offerings. The evolution of technology is inevitable, but with Zoho's suite, you'll always be prepared.