Monday, June 02, 2008

Buzzword Gets Integrated Into Acrobat.com

Buzzword, Adobe's online word processor application, has evolved into part of their new Acrobat.com web service, which is still in beta development. It joins Adobe ConnectNow, their online meeting/sharing service, as well as a tool to create PDF files and the ability to store and share files. Basically, Acrobat.com is a set of online services such as file sharing and storage, PDF converter, online word processor and web conferencing that you can use to create and share documents, communicate in real time and hopefull simplify working with others.

Acrobat.com
For existing Buzzword users the only real change is the requirement to access the service using an Adobe account so you'll need to either use an exisiting Adobe account or create one. They'll even move any existing Buzzword documents over to the new account if you want as well. Adobe ConnectNow, if you've never heard of it before it used be called Adobe BRIO, is a Flash-based web-conferencing application that will allow you meet with others online, share ideas, screens and files and even collaborate on a shared whiteboard.


Another very useful addition is the Adobe AIR, runtime version of Acrobat.com, which provides an easy way of interacting with Acrobat.com to allow dragging and dropping files and folders from your local computer directly into your Acrobat.com account, and browsing, previewing, sharing or publishing files easily from your computer. The interface is exactly like the web browser version so there's no need to learn two applications and it can be minimized to a widget to save screen space.
Acrobat.com Widget

2 comments:

Dan Covington said...

Take caution, however, that your expectation of privacy is congruent with what is offered in the acrobat air services agreement.

Allan Ogg said...

Makes sense Dan and I'd recommend that anyone intending to use online services like this, Google Docs and Windows Live to take a very good look at the T&C docs before storing sensitive data on there.