The Team here at Acrobat.com sends you all a big thank you for the ideas, comments, and votes. The old Africa proverb says “It Takes a Village.” In our case, it takes a community of interested, bright users to help make Acrobat.com even better.
The Acrobat.com Ideas site has been up for almost 2 years and we’ve valued all of your input. At last count, about 60 ideas made their way into the services. The ideas ranged from small (but important) tweaks to an entirely new product – Tables.
At the end of November, the Ideas site will be taking a break. But please, keep those ideas coming. You can always send us feedback or go to the Acrobat.com forums:
Forum for Acrobat.com Ideas
Forum for CreatePDF Ideas
Forum for SendNow Ideas
Again, many thanks to the many contributors.
PS: We’d also like to thank our partner, BrightIdea, who provided the WebStorm software, and for their invaluable guidance.
You may have seen some early press about our new Acrobat.com release. The team will be taking down Buzzword, Presentations and Tables at 6:00 PM Eastern time today (Friday, 11/20/09.) Share and CreatePDF will go offline at 8:00 PM Eastern time. ConnectNow will be up and running throughout the update window. All of the services will be up and running again by 11:00 PM Eastern time and open for business.
The new look and changes in Acrobat.com are starting to get some good reviews. We invite you to come and check it out later today.
Adobe Acrobat.com Ideas & BrightIdea are finalists in the Forrester Groundswell Awards. We’re delighted on several levels. The Ideas site has contributed a lot of great ideas, inspiration and the site has helped us in setting priorities for the upcoming release of Acrobat.com. And, it’s great to be voted a finalist for the Forrester Research award. The Acrobat.com Ideas site is powered by Brightidea’s Webstorm technology.
“The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations … is a book written by James Surowiecki about the aggregation of information in groups, resulting in decisions that, he argues, are often better than could have been made by any single member of the group.”
The Acrobat.com Ideas site (http://ideas.acrobat.com) is available now for YOUR ideas, your comments and, very importantly, your VOTES. This is an experiment for us: a new way of gathering ideas, getting feedback on the ideas, and letting you tell us which are the ideas most important to you. Will this be effective? Inspirational? Yes. Absolutely. Please help us explore by adding your ideas. And vote early and often.
The Latest Release of Buzzword – Check It Out!
The Buzzword team is excited about our latest release. There are some terrific new features that many of you have requested – seeing the differences between versions of a document, justified text, and the ability to export to EPUB, for eBook publishing to devices like the iPhone with Stanza, Sony Reader and Adobe Digital Editions! And for our Macintosh users, there’s support for Safari 4 (beta.) Read more about this release via a Buzzword Open Access document. There’s no need to sign in to Buzzword (or even to have an account, for that matter) to read the document. So, feel free to pass the link along to colleagues and friends.
The Buzzword team updated our servers today with our 14th release. And, the theme of this version is Easier Document Sharing.
We get a lot of feedback from our users, and at the top of the list has been the request to make our document sharing easier, and more public. So we’ve tackled both problems. Now it’s not only easier to share documents with teams but also publish to the whole world.
Here’s a sample (this blog entry) as a Buzzword open access document.