You asked. We listened. Today, we’re announcing Acrobat.com Presentations.
This is a Labs Preview of our latest application – Presentations. It’s an exciting, new product and we want you to give it a spin!
Our new presentation tool joins Buzzword in the growing ranks of our online collaborative offerings. You can try the public beta version on our site (http://labs.acrobat.com). If you already have an Acrobat.com account, you can just sign in. Or, there’s free sign up for new users. UPDATE: Nov 2009 – Presentations is now live on the regular Acrobat.com site!
What’s cool about it? It’s collaborative – and in ways that will help make it really easy to work on presentations as a team. It’s beautiful – an elegant user experience, tools where you need them, a great set of themes, smart color sets to make your presentations look good and much, much more. And, there’s great visual effects you can do, since we’re running in Adobe’s Flash player – so your presentations will look very polished, with just a couple of clicks.
Acrobat.com Presentations is evenly balanced between working together and working apart. If you want to work on the same slide at the same time, go for it. On the other hand, if you and your colleagues are in different time zones, feel free to make your changes on your schedule.
Now, there is no need to search for the latest version or combine multiple copies in order to capture everyone’s changes. Since everyone can work on the presentation, no one is locked out while others are making changes. Presentations also makes it easy to see who has access to the presentation, who is viewing, who is editing, even which slide each person is editing.
This Preview is on Labs because we live by the Web 2.0 dictum, “Ship Early, Ship Often.” We want to share this first look at Presentations with our users so that we can get feedback and make sure we’re on the right track. We have more features to add before we bring Presentations onto our Acrobat.com page. For example, we’re not yet importing and exporting .ppt or .pptx files, but rest assured, the team is hard at work implementing that and more and will be releasing new features regularly. Let us know what you think – click on Send Us Feedback in the Presentations Help menu.
Adobe’s Acrobat.com (and Presentations on Acrobat.com Labs) give you a new and elegant way to work together – on documents, on presentations, on web meetings….and there’s more to come.