Will Hotmail Get Offline Storage Before Gmail?

Will Hotmail Get Offline Storage Before Gmail?

Microsoft is working on an HTML5-enabled version of its Hotmail Web application, according to a new report from ZDNet. The updated version will deliver offline storage capabilities, which means webmail users will be able to access their email even when an Internet connection is not available. A similar feature is supposedly in the works for…

Quickoffice Comes to Honeycomb, Shipping on Xoom Tablets

Quickoffice Comes to Honeycomb, Shipping on Xoom Tablets

Mobile office giant Quickoffice has released a number of updates for its software programs, including a custom-built application designed specifically for Android’s tablet operating system, code-named “Honeycomb.” The new app will ship on Motorola Xoom devices, and will be upgradable to a full version for a fee.
The Google Honeycomb version of this…

iPad Isn’t Mobile: Google Docs Desktop Site Works Fine

iPad Isn’t Mobile: Google Docs Desktop Site Works Fine

At a recent press event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberberg famously said “iPad isn’t mobile,” in response to a question about the possibility of a Facebook iPad application. “It’s a computer, sorry,” he added. Now it looks like Google agrees.
A few weeks after Google announced that its Google Docs service was mobile and iPad-compatible, the company has…

Google Docs Gets Drag-and-Drop Uploads

Google Docs Gets Drag-and-Drop Uploads

Google just announced it’s extending the drag-and-drop functionality in its online office suite, Google Docs. A few weeks ago, it introduced an image uploader for docs that worked the same way as the new feature does – you simply drag a file from your computer’s and it will immediately upload to “the cloud,” (the cloud, in this case being the…

Memeo Launches “GDrive” with Google’s Blessing

Memeo Launches “GDrive” with Google’s Blessing

Memeo, the company behind a host of backup, sharing and synchronization tools and mobile applications, has just launched Memeo Connect 2.0, an updated version of its earlier desktop-to-cloud synchronization service for Google Docs.

Like its progenitor, Memeo Connect still offers drag-and-drop uploads, but in the latest release, the application’s…

Dropbox Comes to iPad

Dropbox Comes to iPad

Dropbox, the file storage, sharing and sync service, is now available for the iPad. With an early morning update to the company’s iPhone application, the free Dropbox app is now a “universal” app, a term that describes single apps that resize and reformat themselves to function properly on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

With the updated version…

Goodbye, Gears – Google Docs Boots Plugin for HTML5 on May 3rd

Goodbye, Gears – Google Docs Boots Plugin for HTML5 on May 3rd

Uh-oh, Google Doc’s offline mode is going…well…offline. Starting May 3rd, offline access for Google Docs, the Internet search giant’s web office suite, home to an online document editor, spreadsheet editor and slideshow creator, will be disabled. Previously, users had been able to take advantage of the offline functionality provided by Google…

Google to Launch Server-Side Clipboard for Docs

Google to Launch Server-Side Clipboard for Docs

One of the features that Google’s online office program Google Docs lacks is a cloud-based version of Microsoft Office’s “clipboard” feature. Although you can copy and paste when using Docs, it’s a much simpler procedure. The keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + C” copies and “Ctrl + V” pastes, but it’s a one-time process. You can’t accumulate a collection of…

3 Tools to Sync Your Files with Google Docs

3 Tools to Sync Your Files with Google Docs

When Google announced an upgrade to their Google Docs service earlier this month, a company blog post also mentioned several third-party applications which can help make the transition to the online service easier. With these apps, you can transfer and synchronize your local files to Google Docs without having to upload them one-by-one. But which…

Totally Virtual: How ReadWriteWeb Operates

Totally Virtual: How ReadWriteWeb Operates

Recently I was the keynote speaker at the Unlimited Potential W2W (Wellington to the World) event in Wellington, New Zealand. The topic of my presentation was running a virtual company.
In the presentation, written by our Marketing Manager Elyssa Pallai, I spoke about the unique nature of ReadWriteWeb’s virtual business model and culture…

Adobe’s Upgrades Acrobat.com, Launches New Mobile App

Adobe’s Upgrades Acrobat.com, Launches New Mobile App

Adobe’s online office suite, Acrobat.com, is getting its first major upgrade since the service left beta back in June of this year. The new release, launching tomorrow, is an entirely unified experience thanks to the addition of a much-requested file organization tool, explains the service’s Director of Project Management Rick Treitman.

Also…

Office Web Apps Expands, More Invited to Join Technical Preview

Office Web Apps Expands, More Invited to Join Technical Preview

Office Web Applications, the browser-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, are now being made available to more users according to a post on the Windows Live Team blog. The online office suite, which began its initial alpha testing (in Microsoft terms, it’s called a “Technical Preview”) in mid-September, was originally…

Microsoft Windows 7: Partayyy!

Microsoft Windows 7: Partayyy!

Don your togas and break out your favorite beer koozie, Microsoft is set to crowdsource a series of global soirees in conjunction with the public launch of Windows 7. According to TechFlash, the company hopes that employees, partners and advocates will help spread the praises of the new operating system. Party hosts will receive a free copy of…

OffiSync: Microsoft Office + Google Docs = the Perfect Office App

OffiSync: Microsoft Office + Google Docs = the Perfect Office App

We recently had the opportunity to test the new Microsoft Office plugin from OffiSync, which integrates Google Docs and Office. We can sum up our findings with one word: WOW. Although still in beta format, the plugin worked extremely well, providing that one missing aspect to the Microsoft Office software suite – an online component for storage…

Zoho Launches Gadgets

Zoho Launches Gadgets

Today, the web office company Zoho, whose line of products competes with other web applications like Google Docs and Gmail as well as desktop-based suites like Microsoft Office, has launched a new product: Zoho Gadgets. With these gadgets, data from Zoho applications can be integrated into Facebook, Gmail, iGoogle, Orkut and other online…

Zoho Introduces Chat 2.0

Zoho Introduces Chat 2.0

Zoho, the web office company that competes with Google’s online tools (and does so quite well), has introduced a new feature to their online suite of productivity applications: Zoho Chat 2.0. Built atop the original Zoho Chat platform, this iteration now integrates all the major instant messaging networks. But a multi-protocol IM client is not…

Zoho Launches Writer 2.0: Looks More Like Word 2007

Zoho Launches Writer 2.0: Looks More Like Word 2007

Zoho just released version 2.0 of its Zoho Writer word processing application. While the company has added quite a few new and useful features in this release, the most obvious change is a new user interface which looks a lot like the ‘Ribbon’ in Microsoft Office. Thanks to this new user interface, the application now feels even more like a desktop…

Shutterborg, a New Online Word Processor

Shutterborg, a New Online Word Processor

Now that we have online office suites like Google Docs, Zoho, and even Adobe’s Acrobat.com, you may not have much desire to go and check out yet another would-be Microsoft Office killer. However, Shutterborg, a new online word processor does one thing really well which makes it a unique tool in this space: it lets you open any URL on the internet…

Your Google Docs May Be Open to Hijacking

Your Google Docs May Be Open to Hijacking

In July of this year, Google finally gave webmail users a way to make sure that Gmail always used SSL – the protocol that encrypts connections to prevent hijacking. Through a flip of switch in Gmail’s settings, users could rest assured that their email was at least less vulnerable, if not totally secure from hackers. However, Gmail is not the…