ThinkFree API loads Office docs on Blogs

Ever attached a Microsoft Office document on you blog/site and started getting emails on your support account from users who don’t have Microsoft Office installed on their machines? Well, as a blogger or site owner you don’t need to worry about that anymore. With the recently launched ThinkFree Viewer API and the associated blog plugins from ThinkFree you can easily add the capability to view Microsoft Office documents on the fly. Neither does the end-user need to install any software on his/her machine nor any browser extension. Office documents load in the ThinkFree Viewer pop-up window plain and simple and with all the formatting intact. Only thing you might miss out on is the animation part of Powerpoint. But I think this is still a good enough solution that you can have for free. ThinkFree is also working on a similar lightweight editing tool for Office apps named ThinkFree Editor which is supposed to launch next month.

ThinkFree’s viewer and editor product is highly dependent on people using Microsoft Office apps to create documents. This goes opposite to the recent trend started by web-office app developers like EditGrid who provide the ability to add the same spreadsheet onto 100s of blogs/sites via an embed code. And you can always take the document to the feature rich editor with a single click. Now this growing userbase obviously doesn’t really need ThinkFree Viewer. Although Microsoft Office apps not going away in the near future, still ThinkFree’s other apps would be more relevant in the longer run.

Links:
ThinkFree Viewer API

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3 Responses to “ThinkFree API loads Office docs on Blogs”

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