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Zoho makes office suite smarter

Zoho makes office suite smarter

Zoho has rolled out a major update for its key products in the office suite. This includes updates to Writer, Sheet, Show and Notebooks. The tools include artificial intelligence (AI) under the name Zia and integrations with AppleTV and Android, reports TechCrunch.

All four products are supported by Zia Voice, the company’s smart assistant. This makes it possible to ask questions about data in, for example, spreadsheets. Zia then creates graphs and tables for a user, based on those questions.

Zia can also be used in the document editor and presentation tools, to provide better grammar and game control. In Zoho Notebook, Zia helps users to create different formats for their notepads based on the content. “We wanted to make AI helpful in a very contextual way for a specific application,” says Raju Vegesna, the company’s chief evangelist.

“Because we use AI everywhere, we’ve learned a lot and are able to use it in one technology and one piece of content, and apply it to another.

Google and Microsoft do similar things with their productivity apps, but Zoho says it offers a wider range of applications. Zoho’s mission is to run a complete company on one platform. The intention is to bring a form of AI to all these applications.

Other updates

Other updates include integration with AppleTV and Android. Zoho Show now works with AppleTV-enabled devices and Android users can use their phone as a smart remote control for the program. With Zoho Sheets it is now possible to build your own functions and scripts. The web, mobile and iPad version of Zoho Writer can now also be used offline.

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