Adobe Launches Acrobat.com
Adobe is one of the leading webtop providers and after its recent launch of an online version of Photoshop as Adobe Photoshop Express, and an online media player as AdobeTV, it has now launched Acrobat.com. Word processing, meetings and file sharing all-in-one. It is another big step towards providing more desktop-like applications online.
Acrobat.com integrates the three recently launched online services by Adobe: Brio, Buzzword and Share. Currently, it is only the public beta, the final launch is yet to come. With Acrobat.com’s launch, Adobe takes on Google Docs, Microsoft Office Live Workspace, WebEx, and GoTo Meeting, Scribd and DocStoc, all at the same time.
Brio is the light version of Acrobat Connect and it lets you have meetings with up to 3 people for free. Its services include:
- Screen sharing
- Desktop video
- Voice conference
Buzzword is the default word-processor in Acrobat.com. It works like a wiki, where multiple people can edit a document and leave comments. It also supports all kinds of fonts.
All the documents you create using Buzzword, are saved and organized in what’s called Adobe Share. It’s a document and file-sharing service by Adobe which offers 5GB of free storage space and lets you embed documents in a widget on other sites. Document-embedding is the best feature I liked about Share and 5GB of space is more than enough for just saving documents.
The trio mentioned above: Brio, Buzzword and Share makes up Acrobat.com. More services are expected to be added soon.
You will need an Adobe ID to try out Acrobat.com or any of the other services by Adobe.