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Author Topic: Google Online Apps Alternatives  (Read 3876 times)

mahesh2k

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Google Online Apps Alternatives
« on: January 27, 2009, 09:03:56 AM »
Now that Google is shutting down their online apps one by one. Can you suggest alternatives for these :
Google Notebook, Google Docs, Google Calendar .



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Re: Google Online Apps Alternatives
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 10:14:55 AM »
http://zoho.com/

Works well and fairly fast.

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Re: Google Online Apps Alternatives
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 10:23:42 AM »
The question that always occurs to me when I see sites like Zoho is 'how long until one of the big companies comes along with a large cheque to kill it off?'.

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Re: Google Online Apps Alternatives
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 10:31:49 AM »
Yes, that's true with all online service.
Always keep backups locally is best.
Use the 'save' for saving to the hard drive as well as online.

I was going to suggest 'Think Free'.
http://thinkfree.com/
Because they have the option to put their programs on your computer as well as operate online.
But there is no calendar, unless you make one with one of the apps..

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Re: Google Online Apps Alternatives
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 05:02:50 AM »
I found one alternative for

Google Notebook / NoteSake :http://notesake.com/tour/home.html

Now is there any calendar application which works on Desktop+web app?  :-\


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Re: Google Online Apps Alternatives
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009, 05:07:21 AM »
Appears anything other than the Notesake tour is not currently available.

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Re: Google Online Apps Alternatives
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 05:15:21 AM »
 :o

It was working few hours earlier. But now site is down, you can check the message placed on site "The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later".  :D



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Re: Google Online Apps Alternatives
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 06:03:23 AM »
Oh man...there's so many apps out there.

http://www.simplespa.../catalog/?search=doc

http://www.simplespa...log/?search=calendar

http://www.simplespa...catalog/?search=note

My uneducated tip would be to not hold anything valuable online unless you want to become an early adopter. Web 2.0 apps die and born just as fast as flies and the coming recession is going to do more dying and more borning than ever.

If you must have a choice, IMO the current stable ones are: (Even Google was stable before they dropped support)

Docs: Zoho Docs, GreenDoc, Scribd

Notes: EverNote, Wetpaint, TiddlySpot, Netvibes

Calendar: None

Edit: Btw syncing tools are where it's at right now. If you must have online stuff, DropBox it IMO is much more stable right now.

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Re: Google Online Apps Alternatives
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009, 09:16:12 AM »
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http://www.simplespa.../catalog/?search=doc

Super link.  :up:I have found few alternatives. I'll try and post if i find perfect match for google notebook/docs. Thanks.  :)