Zoho Writer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Zoho Writer

Online word processor for collaborative work

4.52/5 (27 reviews)

Zoho Writer overview

Zoho Writer—part of the Zoho Workplace app suite—is a powerful online word processor with real-time collaboration features built-in. Though Zoho Writer is an ideal document editing and collaboration tool for small teams and organizations, it provides a flexible and affordable solution for larger, globally dispersed teams. With Zoho Writer, users can create, edit, collaborate upon, and publish documents online, in real-time.

A fully-featured cloud based word processor, Zoho Writer also features tight integration with MS Word ensuring a seamless work experience. Users can review content in Zoho Writer using track changes and view all edits made in MS Word.


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Business size



United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch and 16 other languages, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Zoho Writer reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Dakota Donnelly

So in depth, but still incredibly easy to use

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

I didn't have to settle for a basic word processing software that's costly. It's right in my browser, and I can edit documents to the finest of details and in a more graphic style.

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Rick Powell

Considerably more powerful than Google Docs and just as free

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-23
Review Source: Capterra

Any frustrated user of Google Docs should run not walk to check out Zoho Writer, a free online collaborative writing tool that equals Docs in every way and surpasses it in many others. Yes, you can collaborate with others on a document, just like Docs, which means you can comment, contribute together, and write together in real time. It's also easier to track and see changes in Zoho Writer than it is in Docs. You can publish to a Wordpress blog. Seriously I would need to write a blog post to over Zoho Writer's features than Docs can't match, but here's a few that I like and use: Templating (any doc you create can become a template for new docs); built-in mail merge; electronic signatures, importing documents from other cloud drives; saving to other cloud drives; per document offline mode; exporting as epub, open document (or Word, of course); a well-designed interface with color icons; personal dictionary; Quick Text (autotype of sorts); built-in thesaurus; endnotes and footnotes; table of contents; extensive formatting and printing tools.... OK, I'll stop. The feature list is extensive. If there's something Zoho Writer lacks, I haven't noticed it yet.

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Wulliams Castellano

A software for simultaneous modification of documents in the cloud that can be improved

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

Zoho Writer is an acceptable software to work with documents in the cloud. It is important to take advantage of this software how intuitive it can be, it is quite useful to autocomplete certain functions saving time and effort, in addition to its functions with the sources and presentation of the document, which are quite good. I think that this software can be improved in order to consider a more close competition with other softwares with the same characteristics.

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Eric Grigor

A simple and convenient text-based online editor

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

With some tasks, the program copes much better than a word. I checked this on myself. Take at least a spelling check. A quality and convenient program that is less demanding of resources and is available 24 hours a day via the Internet.

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Rafael Franco Rojas

Nice, easy to use but not fully compatible with MS Word

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

I like it a lot, but some times I have issues with compatibility

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Zoho Writer pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
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Free for individuals.

Group sharing, password-protected sharing and more storage options available with paid plans.

Standard: $5/user/month.

Premium: $8/user/month.

Zoho Writer features

Access Control
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
Permission Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (118 other apps)
Activity Tracking (114 other apps)
Communication Management (98 other apps)
Document Management (113 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (136 other apps)
File Management (110 other apps)
Projections (113 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Zoho Writer

Key features of Zoho Writer

  • Secure file sharing
  • Desktop sync
  • File storage
  • Task management
  • Admin console
  • Mobility
  • Documents
  • Integrations
  • Collaboration
  • Publishing
  • Audit log & access activity
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Review your documents using Track Changes
  • Work with your teammates in realtime
  • Work across multiple devices
  • Track Changes, No Markup editing and Comments
  • Document storage
  • Document templates
  • Full text search
  • Create, personalize and generate documents in bulk
  • Document tagging
  • Open API available
  • Version history
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● As a cloud based word processor Zoho Writer enables users to access and edit their documents anytime, from anywhere.

● Zoho Writer's real-time collaboration features mean that users can avoid long email threads regarding document changes and collaborate directly on the document instead.

● Storing documents online keeps valuable data safe from threats and calamities and ensures the normal functioning of a business.

● Zoho Writer's clutter-free, minimalistic UI helps users to focus on their writing and increase productivity.

● Designated administrators have complete control over document access. They can decide who has access to what documents and set permissions regarding what functions they can carry out.