Many cloud-based productivity apps start on the web and eventually make their way to mobile devices. Not CloudOn: it just launched a web version of its previously mobile-only document editor. Mac and Windows users can now run a virtual Office session using a small plugin for either Chrome or Safari. They may have to pay for some functionality, however, as CloudOn is launching a paid CloudOn Pro service at the same time. Subscribers to the new tier get access to Office's more advanced features, including PowerPoint's presentation mode and Word's change tracking. The web app is available for free; those who want to go Pro can pay $30 per year ($3 per month) if they sign up before 2014, or $80 per year ($8 per month) afterwards.
CloudOn Launches Browser Version to Increase Productivity
With its new browser version and file sharing capabilities, CloudOn helps millions of users to work smarter
PALO ALTO, CALIF. (September 24, 2013) Today CloudOn, the leading mobile productivity platform unveiled a browser version on Mac/PCs to complement its popular iOS and Android mobile app. Transforming from a mobile app to a ubiquitous cloud-based service, CloudOn is providing an increasingly mobile and dispersed workforce an essential platform for productivity.
According to Forrester Research, "about 30 percent of information workers globally are now mobile, using three or more devices, working from multiple locations, and using a variety of apps." With this profound workplace shift, businesses and knowledge workers are looking to work smarter with each other and their work.
"Productivity needs to be redefined to address the requirements for a social and mobile workforce," says Milind Gadekar, CEO and founder of CloudOn. "By offering CloudOn in the browser and on mobile devices, with an easier way to share content, our users can work more effectively with their co-workers across all their devices."
Key features of the CloudOn platform include:
· Ubiquitous access: Previously available on iOS and Android devices, CloudOn is now available via Chrome and Safari, and will soon come to Firefox and Internet Explorer.
· Cross-storage file sharing: Individuals can easily share files even if their team members are using different devices or storage providers.
· Contextual FileSpace: An integrated activity stream that logs every edit, action and message related to a document in real-time. This additional context means team members can easily work on a document together, discussing changes and activity, in a central place.
· Open integration: Full access to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint from any device along and seamless integration with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive.
"Over a billion documents are shared by email every day and users spend an average of 100 min every week searching old email for content," said Jay Zaveri, VP of Product at CloudOn. "At CloudOn we really care about how users organize and share documents. This latest launch not only gives users the comfort of accessing CloudOn through a browser but also enables team sharing and editing of docs in a convenient and easy way."
CloudOn in the browser: https://www.cloudon.com/app
CloudOn for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/cloudon/id474025452
CloudOn for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudon.client
To learn more about CloudOn, visit: http://www.cloudon.com