Zoho, the web office suite, has added a new tool that allows you to share all your published documents in one easy-to-navigate location.
Zoho Share, as the new service is known, is looking to compete with the likes of Scribd, SlideShare and other document embedding services.
Zoho Share allows you to view your published documents, presentations, spreadsheets and PDFs in a nice Flash-based embeddable viewer. One very nice touch is the ability to define a license when you publish a document to Share. Visitors looking at your shared documents can then search for things with similar licenses in addition to more common search criteria.
Once your documents are up on Zoho Share, users can comment, rate, bookmark, email and embed them. Share also offers the ability to friend and chat with users whose documents you find interesting.
Other features include search, RSS feeds (of all published content), tags and more.
Although it isn’t live yet, Share will also feature some business tools that will allow companies use as a central document repository for published documents. The documents published within your organization will not be visible to the external world, but anyone with the company can view them.
If you’re a Zoho user all your publicly shared documents are already available at Zoho Share. And the company is promising to add the ability to publish the documents directly to Zoho Share from individual Zoho Applications.
Unlike Scribd and SlideShare, Zoho Share isn’t intended as a one-off service. However, if you’re already using Zoho to create and edit documents, Share makes for a nice icing on the cake, there’s no longer a need to use outside services if you want to embed your docs on another website.
Check out the video below for more details on how Zoho Share works.