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Overview

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Zoho Docs is an online document management software that helps you create and store all your documents in one place and seamlessly...

Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
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6

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

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82

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9

2

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

19,110

5,754

726

54

14

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

Zoho Docs is one of the best secure online documentation cloud i ever used, besides it continuously improve their features, and provides us 'the best' service.

Khan Md Mohaiuminul Islam S.

It has good integration with websites like Youtube, and even transitions great between Microsoft Word and Google Docs. If you want to support the underdog, use this program.

JA

Jojo A.

Price is reasonable, awesome features which are better than Google Docs in some cases and of course customer service is helpful.

RS

Ramin S.

Pros

As good or better than any other wordprocessing software. The bonus is that it seamlessly integrates with other google software.

Kerry W.

Some of the most prominent features of this app are. It's powerful and has a very elegant and simple user interface.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I love how easy it is to use and how file sharing is super integrated. The quality for the cost of the product is super.

LT

Logan T.

Cons

Free user can use only up to 5gb and downloads and it limits  10gb per day. Another bad thing is we cannot upload folder to it.

Ravindu N.

The ios app is terrible and needs major work to make the search work.

KM

Kevin M.

On some occasions it has been difficult for me to download the content in the application. It is depending on the cellphone model.

WV

William V.

Cons

Some options are missing from it, but that is to be expected from a web-based app. The only thing I dislike is how hard it is to open the documents generated in Google Docs through other software.

BT

Boris T.

The icons are small and it's easy to accidentally press the wrong button or hit the wrong combination of keystrokes and change the menu into tiny icons with no explanations.

SA

Sarah A.

Small but still annoying missing features - for example, the live word counter stops showing the word count at 20,000 characters for absolutely no reason.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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Key features

  • Total features25
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Conversion
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Messaging
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Notes Management
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • SSL Security
  • Single Sign On
  • Team Chat
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Total features6
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Conversion
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Messaging
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Notes Management
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • SSL Security
  • Single Sign On
  • Team Chat
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control

Integrations

  • Total integrations23
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations289
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

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  • Value for money
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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Zoho Docs

Zoho Docs is the PERFECT alternative to Google Docs!

Reviewed 5 years ago

I've used Zoho Docs many times before. Even though my default office program is Google Docs, through my experience with Zoho, I cannot find anything inferior about it. It has good integration with websites like Youtube, and even transitions great between Microsoft Word and Google Docs. If you want to support the underdog, use this program.

Pros

It has all the features of Google Docs, and in some cases even more. You can seamlessly integrate many platforms with it, and it is rather asthetically pleasing too.

Cons

Even though it is as good as Google Docs, it's not Google Docs. If you want to use what everyone else is using, you may want to veer away from this one.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zoho Docs

Free alternative to google docs business

Reviewed 4 years ago

Its free alternative of google docs, docs spreadsheet i use it almost daily and sharing it with others is also very user friendly and hence i use it within my company team

Pros

We use zoho docs in my company for everything and google docs charges for the same features in their business plan but zoho gives it for free

Cons

Nice very close to what google docs provide but at times the loading time is a lot and slow performance when using zoho spreadsheet, formulas are not as good as google docs

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Zoho Docs

Decent documents application, user interface not as clean as Google Docs

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Our company started used Zoho Mail so we decided to also start using Zoho Docs. As a current user of Google Docs, I find Google Docs to be very intuitive and easy to use with a simple and clean user interface. Zoho Docs is comparable with similar features.

Cons

Although the user interface is similar, I would still prefer Google Docs. Also, the sharing feature is very confusing! With Google Docs, you can easily share documents with a link but that link is so difficult to find for Zoho Docs! Zoho Docs - if you are reading this, please make it simpler to share the link for documents (for now, I have to click many times to find the permalink but that should be available when I'm trying to share and set collaborators).

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Zoho Docs

Not as powerful as Google Docs

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

This is a free word processor. It works okay but definitely isn't as powerful as office 365 or Google docs.

Cons

You loose a lot of integration features that you come to love with Google. However, it does the job.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zoho Docs

Just everything you need!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Zoho Docs is the best document management platform. Using amazing features which provided by Zoho Docs are allow you good chance to collaborate with your colleagues and also you can access the permissions. You don't have to download all files, just sync some important files and use them offline. Zoho Team had done a great job with that one. I think everyone needs that kind of docs program, so it definitely worth to try.

Pros

Price is reasonable, awesome features which are better than Google Docs in some cases and of course customer service is helpful.

Cons

Actually, I did not see any negative sides of Zoho Docs, but extra new tools would not be bad)

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Zoho Docs

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Comparable to Google Docs in accessibility and online use but with better templates than Googel Docs. They also give you free storage of 5gb.

Cons

Like Google Docs, it's very very basic as compared to Microsoft Word. Also there are real issues of compatibility with using a document made in Zoho in the Google suite.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Zoho Docs

Best online document editing saas application which supports on desktop and mobile

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very cost effective and very robust and easy to use

Pros

Very easy to use Good connectivity with the Dropbox Great support for Documents, Spreadsheet and presentations Good task management support Easy to share Very cost effective

Cons

I have been using Zoho for very long even before google docs. So far I do not find any drawbacks. As it has many services, it confuses me

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Zoho Docs

Zoho Docs... Like Google Docs, but with more privacy

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

We live Zoho Docs and Google Docs, however, sometimes you want more privacy and security with your docs and data. This is what you are going to get with Zoho Docs.

Cons

As long as Zoho and Google continue to compete with each other, it won't be hard to see both of these solutions in competition and improving over time. With that said, we would like to see better mass management tools for sorting, editing, deletion and more.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zoho Docs

I have been extremely pleased with Zoho Docs. It's a perfect alternative to Google Docs.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Easy word processing and document creation, stored conveniently in the cloud.

Pros

It functions very similarly to Google Docs, which I have grown accustomed to. As an added benefit, Zoho offers free business accounts, comparable to Google's G Suite, which is no longer free.

Cons

The main drawback to this software is that it doesn't have the following the Google Docs has, which makes the pool of possible collaborators/people I shared documents with significantly smaller. Almost everyone these days has at least one Google account, so sharing is easy, but very few people that I collaborate with have Zoho.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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No good reason to choose Zoho Docs over competitors

Reviewed a year ago

Not good. I would choose Microsoft Word or Google Docs over Zoho docs every time. In fact this is what I do - even though I use Zoho for task management, I still go to Microsoft Word for documentation. That should tell you something.

Pros

Obviously the fact that it is integrated into other Zoho software, such as Zoho Projects, is nice. For me consolidating tasks and documentation into one repository would be very good...if only the tool were better.

Cons

It just doesn't hold a candle to a tool like Microsoft Word, lacking so many features and the interface is clunky. It is probably more fair to compare it to Google Docs, but again it is lacking here.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Zoho Docs

Easy to use

Reviewed 5 years ago

All works well. However the storage is not too big for the free plan. The sharing feature is not much evolved as google docs, shared docs are stored inside shared folder. The file ownership transfer is not available for the free plan, it should be.

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Zoho Docs

Growing but still a long LONG way to go

Reviewed 3 years ago

Was looking forward to solving a large number of problems but it seems, that this product is still a child when it comes to working large files. 2 out of 10.

Pros

great product with multiple integrations, nice UI. Something original and different. Appealing at first.

Cons

Not for business clients. The speed of the product and functionality is not that great. Paid fonts which are otherwise available in Google Docs and Office, are not available. PDF download issues. Drive does not work as expected. Poor to Very poor inter-portability between Docs and Zoho Sign.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Zoho Docs: Easy and Intuitive

Reviewed 3 years ago

All in all, I wish I could replace Google Docs with Zoho Docs. I simply prefer using Zoho Docs more. If I had a large company I might do so for internal use. But given that most of the people I communicate with don't use, and have never used Zoho, it makes Zoho a difficult choice as a go to word processing platform.

Pros

Zoho Docs is easy to use, robust, online, and free for up to three users. It offers a feature rich platform not found on platforms that are entirely free. Work is saved automatically on the web so one never needs to worry about constantly saving work or fear losing it. Although its been a while since I've logged onto Zoho, writing this review reminds me of what a good word processing platform Zoho and what I'm missing by not taking greater advantage of the many features Zoho Docs has to offer. Given my personal preference, I'd rather use Zoho Docs over Google Docs.

Cons

The problem with Zoho Docs is that it isn't ubiquitous; whereas Google Docs is. If I want to share something on Zoho Docs they need a Zoho account and if they don't have a Zoho account they need to create one and this is considered a hassle by many, and indeed is a hassle. While more robust than some of its competitors, Zoho Docs is also a bit clumsy.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Zoho Docs

Solid and sometimes superior replacement for Google Docs

Reviewed 3 years ago

As always with Zoho products, I was pleasantly surprised at the features provided for free. However, certain workflow and performance issues keep me from using the tools full-time.

Pros

Zoho Docs wouldn't be all that special without Zoho Writer, which is the unsung hero of free online word processors. I've reviewed it positively on Capterra and highly recommend it. So it's hard to talk about Zoho Docs, which is basically the management hub for multiple Writer docs, without also talking about Writer. Zoho Docs provides feature parity with Google Docs and improves it in many respects. For instance, all Zoho Docs can be sync continuously with Dropbox. I guess it makes sense that Google Drive continuous sync isn't included. ;-) Zoho Writer now provides an integrated grammar checker/writing assistant called Zilia, which in my tests provides better advice than Grammarly and for free. I like the Zoho Docs templates better than those from Google Docs.

Cons

UI fonts are too small and too light to be read easily by these old eyes. I couldn't find any settings to change the default other than increasing the browser zoom. That's bad. Everything loads slowly on underpowered devices and there's no feedback as to the state of the interface. UI elements are therefore often slow to respond. No integration with Zoho Notebook, for some inexplicable reason, which makes Notebook kind of pointless. No integration with Evernote either so that's a definite workflow issue.