Adobe System has introduced a suite of hosted services, acrobat.com. Acrobat dot com is a set of online services consist of file sharing and storage, PDF converter, online word processor and web conferencing.
To deliver the engaging online experiences beyond traditional office productivity tools, Acrobat dot com take the advantage of PDF, Adobe Flash® and Adobe AIR™ technologies. The services hosted by acrobat dot com include:
1. Adobe Buzzword®, on-line web-based word processor that can be used to easily, create, co-authoring and sharing documents for comment and review. It is also able to create high-quality print results.
2. Adobe ConnectNow, web conferencing that includes video and voice conferencing, desktop sharing and integrated chat service. To use this service you need to install Adobe ConnectNow add-in.
3. Online File Sharing, centralized online file sharing with access controls and online PDF conversion for up to five documents that support high quality, web-embeddable documents.
Acrobat.com is also designed to work with Adobe Acrobat 9 and Adobe Reader 9. Acrobat 9 users can access to a "personal workspace in the clouds" that is available from virtually anywhere for working with others online and can use acrobat.com as a central location for sharing forms, conducting shared reviews and co-navigating a PDF document with colleagues. Adobe Reader 9 can have easy access to Acrobat.com to share files, convert to up to five documents to PDF online and participate in electronic forms and shared reviews that is initiated by Acrobat 9 user.
“Fifteen years ago, PDF moved the world from paper to electronic documents without sacrificing print quality, changing the way we share information.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.” said Rob Tarkoff, senior vice president, Business Productivity Business Unit.
Currently Acrobat.com is available as public beta for free sign-up.
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