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2015 Zoho Show viewer is available for Android and iOS Devices
Zoho introduced mobile slideshow viewer for its presentation app Zoho Show for Android and iOS devices. As a Zoho Show user, you can now carry your presentation on any device you choose – be it smartphones, tablets or laptops. The Sideshow Viewer lets you use a slide pen to mark or highlight content on any relevant slide. The highlighted content is reflected in real time on the screen displayed to the audience. This makes life easy for presenters who often struggle with pocket lasers to point out key takeaways. Additionally, you can also blacken slides to get your audience to focus on your narrative while presenting. With the slide blackened, the audience’s attention is completely on the presenter and your talk rather than on the content or visuals displayed on the slide. This feature works best when you wish to refocus the audience attention on you or address audience questions.
2015 Zoho Show allows to integrate Twitter feeds to online presentations
Integrating Twitter into online presentations tool Zoho Show is an innovative feature designed to bridge the divide between audience and presenter. You can now insert and broadcast Tweets right into your slides to improve audience engagement and participation. Your audience can be anywhere across the globe, but still at the heart of your discussion. Twitter feeds also makes your presentation feel open, dynamic, and interactive. But dynamism needs control and moderation. Tweets can be positive or negative, respectful or insulting, and relevant to your point, or not. So Zoho Show gives presenter the flexibility to moderate and filter them.
2011 Online presentations go HTML5: SlideShare and Zoho Show
It seems that the days of Flash as a platform for the Rich web interfaces are really coming to an end. Online presentation services, for which the Rich-interface is most important, are ditching Flash in favour of HTML5. Last year, the market leader, SlideRocket released the HTML5-viewer and today the most popular presentation sharing service SlideShare has done the same. Moreover, SlideShare not just added the HTML5-view option but completely removed the Flash-option. Developers say the new HTML5-viewer is 30% faster and displays presentation on tablets (like iPad) and smartphones. In addition, you can now select and copy text from a presentation with the help of the mouse.
Unlike its rivals, Zoho Show service was originally built on HTML and Ajax. And that's why it reached even more progress in creating presentations on HTML5. Today Zoho has announced the new version Zoho Show 3, which includes impressive editing features for vector and raster graphics and animation support. Moreover, unlike SlideRocket, Zoho Show uses HTML5 not only in the viewer. The presentation editor is also working on HTML5. The new version also allows to collaboratively edit presentations in real time and demonstrate presentations via the Internet in the interactive mode.
2006 Zoho Show launches - free online Powerpoint alternative
Zoho just launched yet another new web office tool - Zoho Show, a web-based version of Powerpoint. The AJAX-powered app lets you import Powerpoint (.ppt) and OpenOffice (.sxi) presentations, make shows that are public or private and pull in images from your Flickr account. Alas, it seems to lack an export function right now. Wisely, Zoho allow you to test the service without signing up - they also provide unlimited storage for your presentations. All in all, it’s a fairly average offering - it seems painfully slow, but all the basic features are there. Zoho is throwing out web applications at a furious pace - the company’s free offerings include Zoho Writer (online version of word), Zoho Planner (planning tools), Zoho Sheet (spreadsheets), Zoho Creator (build web apps) and Zoho Chat (web-based chat, similar to Campfire).