Oh my, have we ever got a platter full of treats for you! We’ve been cooking up a storm in the back kitchens at Adobe SendNow; here’s your first look at what’s on the table. We’ll go into more detail later on, but we just can’t wait to announce what’s on the menu!
Happy Monday, everyone! Today we’re rolling out a new application to help you create your PDF files on the go on your Android device. The video here shows the application in action on a Motorola XOOM, but it works like a dream on your phone or other Android tablets as well. Check it out!
At $9.99 for unlimited conversions, this app is a steal; it’s not the same as a subscription to the CreatePDF service, but it’s a great supplement for those of you who have to work from the road and want a quick and easy way to create and store PDF files on your phone or tablet. Let us know what you think!
Since its release in February, Adobe FormsCentral has been getting a lot of attention: as a super simple way to build an HTML form and collect, organize, and analyze responses, it cuts a compelling figure in the field. However, one thing we heard from you all from the get-go was: “When will I be able to embed a form in my web page instead of just adding a link to that form?”
Today we’d like to welcome the newest member of the Acrobat.com Services family: Adobe ExportPDF. This new service is designed to export your PDF files to an editable .docx document (for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010). The following comes from Acrobat.com Product Marketing Manager, Todd Gerber.
Well, maybe not immediately; it’s a subtle addition. But try harder: when you sign into your account at Acrobat.com, take a look at the UI. No, we haven’t chosen a new font and dyed the background pink; we’ve just made it much (much) easier for you to launch your ConnectNow meeting room. Now, when you open up your organizer, look at the top of the page, just above the menu bar, and you’ll see a new tab labeled “Web Conferencing”. Go ahead; click on it.
You’ll immediately be at your launching pad, from which you can not only start a meeting, but also view your subscription and the number of people you’re allowed to invite. You’ll also be shown your meeting room URL so you can copy and paste it into an email or a Facebook post or anywhere you want to put the information for someone attending your meeting. Whenever you’re logged in, you’re only two clicks away from starting a meeting! Now, isn’t that easy?
What do you think of the new addition? Like it? Love it? Loathe it? Let us know by commenting below!
Do you have questions about FormsCentral that you’d like to have answered in real time? Do you also want to win a Plus subscription to the service? Well, you’re in luck! On Tuesday, March 1, at 10 AM (Pacific time), Acrobat.com’s Product Marketing Manager Todd Gerber and I (Rebecca Staley, your friendly local Acrobat.com Community Manager) will be hosting a Twitterview on FormsCentral! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, here’s how a Twitterview works:
Anytime between now and the Twitterview, you tweet a question to us with the hashtag #Acroview;
Come Twitterview time (in this case, 10 AM on this coming Tuesday), we’ll be on the handle @Acrobat to answer your questions (via tweet, of course).
Simple, right? And – jackpot – we’ll be choosing one lucky question-tweeter for a Plus subscription to the stellar new service. So get tweeting, everyone! Remember to use #Acroview and to look for answers from @Acrobat (not the Acrobat.com Twitter handle – which, by the way, is @Acrobatdotcom).
What with all the jubilation over Adobe FormsCentral (the simply amazing form-building-and-distributing service that we rolled out recently) we almost forgot to remind you all to check out the new look of Acrobat.com. We’re sure you’ve noticed that there’s a sleek new interface in Adobe cloud town; so it might be too late for us to give you any news about the redesign. …Oh, but what the heck—we’ll dive in and take a look anyway. Major changes to the Acrobat.com family’s wardrobe—those based on your feedback, in fact—are mentioned here; for the details, why not head over and check it out for yourself!
You asked; we’ve answered—and now you can keep asking for answers using Adobe FormsCentral, the new cloud-based form creation, distribution and collection service from Adobe. With its sleek interface, intuitive tool kit, and in-line data collection mechanism, creating forms and collecting answers has never (never!) been easier. Below, we’re skimming over a few of the highlights of FormsCentral; stay tuned over the next few weeks for some deeper dives into the product’s features.
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:
We recently managed to get Amy Wang, Senior Product Manager and Rick Treitman, Director of Product Management, to step away from their desks and instead get in front of an HD camera and share with us all their views on working in the cloud and why we offer these set of useful online services.