When comparing Evolution vs Zoho Docs, the Slant community recommends Evolution for most people. In the question“What are the best Microsoft Office alternatives?” Evolution is ranked 12th while Zoho Docs is ranked 22nd.
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Pro Manages contacts, tasks, calendar and memos as well
Pro Great integration with Gnome environment
Pro Clean interface with 2 layout variants
Going to View > Preview has the option of switching between "Classical View" and "Vertical View".
Pro Supports exchange servers
Evolution is one of the few Linux desktop e-mail clients that's supports exchange servers.
Pro Good support for Google's services
Pro HTML rendering is great
Of the many email clients available on GNU/Linux, Evolution has the best HTML renderer. It renders HTML and the entire email content exactly like it would appear on a full blown web browser. Not many email clients are capable of doing that.
Pro Excellent GPG support
The integration with GPG is excellent. You can sign, encrypt, decrypt, authenticate and verify GPG signatures and GPG signed/encrypted email messages. All of that is just a setting away.
Pro Allows for real-time collaboration
Multiple people can work on the same document at the same time.
Pro No installation required
While Zoho Docs offers native applications for desktop and mobile, you can choose to use the webapp which doesn't require you to download anything and can be accessed from anywhere where there's an Internet connection and a modern web browser.
Pro Reasonable MS Office compatibility
Con Can't choose different settings for each mail account
Settings have to applied to all mail accounts.
Con RAM heavy
Very heavy on RAM usage.
Con Tied to Gnome
Pulls in Gnome.
Con Can get expensive quickly
Zoho Docs has 2 paid plans - $5/user/month and $8/user/month that add additional functionality and increase the storage limit. Compared to standalone purchases, the subscription fees can quickly rack up, especially since they are on a per user basis.