AdventNet Zoho Notebook
A powerful tool for creating, collecting, and sharing information; the beta version is rough around the edges.
- Good editing tools, effective collaboration features
- Lacks documentation, some performance bugs
Even in its current state, Zoho Notebook is well worth checking out if you need a home for brainstorming, research, and random data.
Take Microsoft's OneNote note-taking program, put it on the Web, add lots of cool collaborative tools, and make it free--and you'd have something resembling AdventNet's Zoho Notebook, a service from an ambitious purveyor of browser-based apps.
Like OneNote, Zoho Notebook lets you organize information into multiple-page on-screen binders. The information can include text, graphics, audio, video, and embedded content from other sites. I especially like how an entire notebook page can behave as a word processing document or a spreadsheet, complete with the powerful, Office-like editing tools from AdventNet's other services. Altogether, it's a powerful way to collect everything relating to a particular professional or personal project.
Zoho Notebook outshines OneNote (and Google Notebook, a relatively spartan Web-based rival) in the depth and breadth of its features for working on a notebook with other folks. You can share an entire notebook, individual pages, or specific objects (such as images), and you can grant colleagues either editing or read-only privileges. There's even a built-in chat window for exchanging IMs with distant collaborators. And you can publish notebooks and pages for anyone to peruse.
AdventNet labels Zoho Notebook as a beta, and the version I tried was indeed a little glitchy; in particular, some features you'd assume it would have were missing in action. For instance, you can't search your notebooks, and the program comes without any documentation. (A handy Firefox extension lets you clip content from other sites, but AdventNet doesn't explain what it is or how to use it.) The company says that search and help for Zoho Notebook may be up by the time you read this, and it's working on polishing the application in general.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
Samsung portable 1TB T3 drive
Smart LED Bulb LB130
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Huawei Mate 9
Lexar® Portable SSD
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
Google Daydream VR headset
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
Acer Swift 7
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
Surface Pro 4
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
Dell XPS 13 laptop
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- 2 ZTE Axon 7 review: Is ZTE dumping old stock on Australia?
- 3 Oppo R9s smartphone full review
- 4 Finally! LG OLED TV 2016 range review
- 5 Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
Latest News Articles
- Village Roadshow aims to block 40 pirate sites
- Analysts peer into Microsoft's rumored Windows 10 Cloud
- Google lets users get social with Maps
- Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities
- Google might be gearing up to remove millions of Play Store apps next month
PCW Evaluation Team
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- Time to ditch Foxtel and the iQ3: How to replace Foxtel packages with cheaper alternatives
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- CCSenior Technical Business Analyst - ITMSP - Melbourne CBDVIC
- TPAgile Project Manager. Sharepoint / PeoplesoftNSW
- FTDynamics AX Functional Consultant (Sales & Marketing Modules)ACT
- TPSenior Business AnalystVIC
- TPOracle Consultant - CC&BQLD
- TPSenior Analyst Programmer - ContractQLD
- CCWicked Front-End DeveloperVIC
- CCTechnical Consultant - ITSM/HP Service ManagerQLD
- TPSpatial Science OfficerQLD
- CCBPM Technical AnalystVIC
- TPSenior Java Developer - ContractQLD
- TPOrganisational Change ManagerQLD
- FTFront End DeveloperQLD
- TPTest AnalystQLD
- FTMicrosoft ProgrammerSA
- FTSenior Technical Consultant - SQLACT
- CCIT Senior Business AnalystNSW
- FTDatabase DeveloperACT
- CCBusiness Test Lead - BRT/UATNSW
- CCADABAS Natural DeveloperNSW
- FTMicrosoft Dynamics AX Technical ArchitectACT
- CCSenior Storage System Engineer - Tivoli Storage SpecialistNSW
- FTDynamics AX Functional Consultant (Sales & Marketing Modules)WA
- CCPMO Analyst - Financial ServicesNSW
- CCIT Procurement OfficerNSW