SOURCE: Adobe Systems Incorporated
June 02, 2008 00:01 ET
Adobe Launches Public Beta of Acrobat.com
New Online Services Help People Work Together on Documents Anywhere, Anytime
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 2, 2008) - Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE)
today introduced Acrobat.com, a suite
of hosted services available as public beta for free signup, that put
communication, productivity, and collaboration tools right within a Web
browser. Much like Adobe® Acrobat® software enabled the publishing of
high-quality electronic documents that anyone can read, Acrobat.com enables
individuals to truly work collaboratively on electronic documents.
Acrobat.com is a set of online services -- file sharing and storage, PDF
converter, online word processor, and Web conferencing -- that take
advantage of PDF, Adobe Flash® and Adobe AIR™ technologies to deliver
engaging online experiences that go well beyond traditional office
productivity tools. Also accessible through Adobe Acrobat 9 software (see separate release
issued today), Acrobat.com delivers a new way for people to work together
The hosted services in Acrobat.com include:
-- Adobe Buzzword®, a Web-based word processor that can be used to easily
co-author and share documents for comment and review, creating high-quality
-- Adobe ConnectNow, a personal Web conferencing service that includes
desktop sharing, video and voice conferencing and integrated chat;
-- Centralized online file sharing with access controls, online PDF
conversion for up to five documents, and support for high quality,
-- Developer APIs for real-time collaboration, file sharing and conversion.
In addition, Acrobat.com gives Acrobat 9 users access to a "personal
workspace in the clouds" that is available from virtually anywhere for
working with others online. Acrobat 9 users can work with Acrobat.com as a
central location for sharing forms and collecting forms data, conducting
shared reviews, and co-navigating a PDF document with colleagues.
Acrobat.com also works with Adobe Reader® 9 software, giving Adobe Reader
9 users easy access to Acrobat.com so they can share files, convert up to
five documents to PDF online and participate in electronic forms and shared
reviews initiated by Acrobat 9 users.
Acrobat.com is available immediately in English as public beta for free
"Fifteen years ago, PDF moved the world from paper to electronic documents
without sacrificing print quality, changing the way we share information,"
said Rob Tarkoff, senior vice president, Business Productivity Business
Unit. "Acrobat.com extends that vision, moving the world from email
attachments to online collaborative documents without sacrificing authoring
quality. With rich Internet applications enabled by Adobe, we can combine
desktop and cloud computing to create innovative productivity applications
that will change the way we create, store and share documents together."
"Acrobat.com is a big timesaver in our business and offers enhanced
convenience for our clients and us," said Danya Henninger with Imagic
Digital. "From converting to PDF to delivering large, high-resolution
files, Acrobat.com simplifies work all around."
"Buzzword is a really creative, new approach to an online word processor,"
said Dustin Wax, professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and manager
and editor of www.lifehack.org. "It looks like actual printed pages, which
is not only great from a design standpoint but also helps non-tech-savvy
users get started faster and create better quality work together."
"As the go-to person for our clients, I see Adobe ConnectNow as an amazing
resource for bringing people together in a moment's notice," said Jason
Kallio, trade show strategies for ExpoVantage. "ConnectNow is an excellent
tool for providing everyone with a more hands-on, engaging experience
Acrobat.com sign-up: www.acrobat.com
Acrobat.com marketing information: www.adobe.com/acom/
Acrobat.com blogs, reviews and awards: www.adobe.com/acom/news
Adobe Acrobat 9: www.adobe.com/acrobat/
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