Rick Treitman – Director of Product Management for Acrobat.com and Entrepreneur in Residence at Adobe – introduces us to the latest upgrade to Acrobat.com with Workspaces
Years ago, when we first started working on Buzzword, I was interviewing a high school English teacher. I asked her if she shared documents with her colleagues and whether or not most of that sharing occurred in her e-mail. Her response was, “You should see my inbox, it’s nothing but paper clips.”
Our goal is to help you get more done faster by moving collaboration out of your e-mail and into an Acrobat.com Shared Workspace. Sorting your inbox on date to find the latest version of a co-authored document is not ideal. E-mail was never intended to be a content management system, but for most of us, it’s certainly being pressed into that role.
With Acrobat.com, we’ve been concentrating on helping individuals work together: I invite you to my document. But, of course, most of us work not with one or two others, but with groups or teams. So Workspaces are for helping groups of people share groups of documents. Now, by creating a Workspace, you and your extended team can share and collaborate on a set of project files rather than sharing them one-by-one.
And there are no limits to how you define your team. Teams often span organization, firewalls, and geographies. So if you’re working with a couple of freelancers from outside your formal team, go ahead and invite them in. (You can always remove them at the end of the project.) And if you want to create an easy-to-use space to make it more efficient to serve your customers, create a workspace for each of them where you and they can easily share and collaborate.
We’re including one Shared Workspace at our free subscription level so that you can try it out. When you discover the ease and speed of collaborating in our Workspaces, sign up for one of our subscription levels (20 Workspaces at our Premium Basic level, unlimited Workspaces at the Premium Plus level). There’s no cost to those you invite to the Shared Workspace.
Even though we’ve added Workspaces to our subscriptions, we’ve not increased the price – so you still get increased ConnectNow meetings, unlimited PDF conversions, and support with our premium services.