Today’s post comes straight from product manager Randy Swineford; he’s got some exciting news to share with us about FormsCentral, and we think you’ll be excited to hear it. Read on for details!
Since we introduced our online forms service, FormsCentral, we’ve seen all sorts of organizations – from businesses and educational institutions to nonprofits – take advantage of the simplicity and speed our service provides to design, distribute, collect, and analyze data from HTML forms and surveys. Customers have been using FormsCentral for everything from grant applications and satisfaction surveys to class and event registration, as well as research. With the help of FormsCentral, they are moving their organizations forward, maintaining brand integrity, and creating worthwhile experiences for their constituencies. What’s more, they did all this without having to call the IT department.
In the Adobe office, we really like cake. Chocolate, red velvet, raspberry-marzipan-coconut swirl… you name it, we’ll eat it. But with all these over-the-top flavors we’re often tempted by, it can be easy to forget that a basic chiffon can be exactly right: classic, simple, and elegant, without any distracting additions to detract from the satisfaction of a familiar flavor done well.
So here we are to write an open letter to our dear old favorite SendNow Basic plan: Dear friend, no, you won’t manage our finances or do our dry cleaning. But you need not be fancy to require proof of delivery and download, or to require sign-in for each file you send. Security, as far as we’re concerned, should be expected of any vanilla cake; you shouldn’t have to add chocolate chips and lemon custard just to protect your own documents.
Though you may be simple, we can still dress you up: you’re happy to don that professional look by allowing for personal branding, which is an amazing feat for such an easy-to-use service. For those who run a small business, the ability to apply a logo to your clean appearance makes you a worthy choice for sending files to clients and customers.
Not only do you look the part; you play the part by offering 5GB of storage capacity, 200 possible recipients for each file transaction, and an impressive 500 downloads per file. Show us any other basic cake that can do all that!
SendNow Basic, we’re proud to include you in our tiered offerings at Acrobat.com – and at only $9.99 each month, you’re not too far out of reach. Thank you for being our simple and elegant chiffon cake, and not a chocolate-banana-hazelnut-cream pie.
Since it’s summer in San Francisco (it’s endlessly foggy in this city), and since we’re a cloud-based service here, everything seems to be in the clouds today. We thought we’d try to lighten the mood with a relevant cartoon: http://www.drybonesproject.com/blog/D11724_1.gif
This week, let’s start out with a riddle: What’s better—easier, more effective—than sending your large files with SendNow, the file transfer service that’s always just a click or two away? Continue reading…
Almost a month ago, we announced some exciting new enhancements that were on the way for Adobe SendNow. Today, we’re happy to let you know that one installment of these planned enhancements has arrived!
Now, paid subscribers will be able to upload their own personal or company logo to their SendNow account to brand all correspondence from within the service—at no extra cost.
When you send that beautifully crafted (and 400 MB) proposal to a client, you can make sure that she knows it’s from you: just apply your logo to the notification email and the download page, ensuring that all of the interaction that she has with that file will be entirely seamless, and will reflect the polished and professional manner in which you always work. Why should sending a file restrict your style? These are your files; use your brand.
Ready to get started? Just sign into your account at SendNow and upload your logo with just a few clicks!
Acrobat X has taken the CODiE award for Best Content Management Solution, a prize granted by the SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association) each year. We were also awarded the prize for the “Supercategory” Best Information Management Solution.
Now in their 26th year, the CODiE Awards are sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry; they are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. For more information and a complete list of categories and winners, please visit www.siia.net/codies/2011
It was such a pleasant surprise to be chosen and distinguished in a field full of accomplished and exciting software products. The team here at Adobe extends its gratitude to all of you, our loyal users and customers, for your continuing support of Acrobat, and for all that each one of you has done to help us make the best product available in its field. These awards are really for you – all of our fans.
This week, some very exciting enhancements to Adobe SendNow were picked up on and featured by the incomparable Harry McCracken over on the Technologizer blog in an excellent summary post (thanks, Harry!). The Technologizer article also highlights a piece of the industry-leading SendNow service that we happen to care deeply about: that people can send 100 MB files using Adobe SendNow’s free plan (and 2 GB files with SendNow Basic and Plus subscriptions). We like to think that this is just common decency: allowing for truly large files (100 MB is not small!) to be sent free of charge is our (frankly superior) solution to a ubiquitous problem. While other services in the field may believe that 50 MB is generous enough, we happen not to agree. We want SendNow to be the best it can be—the best available, in fact—and that means giving you what you need from a file transfer service. These features are based directly on suggestions that we heard from all of you, and we’re very happy to be able to offer them.
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!