September 30, 2011
If you’re a member of our vibrant Facebook community, you have probably noticed a recent series of polls and questions related to FormsCentral, a new way to easily create, distribute, and analyze online forms. We’d like to thank all the users who took the time to contribute their thoughts and opinions through their participation.
We’re always eager to gain the perspective of our users, and the FormsCentral polls were no exception. The information gained through these Facebook questions will be passed on to our development teams as we continue to tailor Acrobat Solutions to our customer’s expectations. If you’re interested in the results of these polls, please find some of our favorite insights below.
- We were thrilled to see so many different answers in our ‘What do you use Forms for the most?’ question! Collecting contact information and business feedback was the most popular choice, but job appications, educational uses, and event registration were also choices
- Over 1/3 of our Facebook participants create and distribute more than 5 forms annually, and often over 10
- 43% of you valued ‘Ease of Use’ as the number 1 factor in choosing a forms service
- Security and Accessibility, with slightly over 20% of the vote each, were the other largest contributors to this decision
- Finally, we asked our Facebook community their favorite new feature of FormsCentral: so far, the newly available form templates are the most popular choice
Thanks again for your input, and keep an eye out for future chances to participate in the Acrobat community! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, or reach out via this blog’s comment section anytime you’d like to share your perspective. Check out FormsCentral for yourself and let us know what you think!
September 26, 2011
A couple weeks ago we kicked off our FormsCentral polls on the Adobe Acrobat Facebook page. So far we’ve learned why you use forms, what features you look for when choosing a service and how frequently you use a forms service. Our final question is: Which is your favorite new FormsCentral feature? Check out our new features including page skip logic, summary reports and form templates for a quick refresh.
If you missed an earlier poll, visit the Facebook questions page where you’ll find a list of all poll questions and results. Thanks for sharing your answers and stay tuned for a results summary on the blog!
June 23, 2011
This past month, we began polling you, our community, on our Facebook page. From the poll results, we opened with a question about the average size of the files you send with file transfer programs. It sounds as though most of you send files that are smaller than 25 GB, but almost a third of you need to send 100 GB files, and about 7% have 300 GB files to send! That got us wondering: what types of files are you sending with file transfer services or FTP sites? Here are our results:
Facebook poll on the Adobe Acrobat page:
So, it seems that 52% of you are sending graphic files or web design assets, and about a third are sending large PDF files. Other popular files include high resolution photos, application updates, business plans and family memories (personal files to family and friends).
Don’t worry, though; we’ve got a really simple suggestion that we think will make your lives a little easier. If you’re using file transfer services or FTP sites to send graphics or other assets (or if you have any large files to send, really), you’ll want to try Adobe SendNow. Not only can you send up to 100 MB for free, but you can send a broad range of files from CAD files to audio or video files to Microsoft Word documents. For a full list of files check out the Adobe SendNow FAQ.
William Lau, senior product marketing manager, Acrobat Solutions
June 9, 2011
We recently asked our Facebook community, over the course of a week, what’s the average size of files you send with a file transfer program? Naturally, a large portion of poll-responders said they send on average fewer than 25 GB. However, an interesting takeaway is that 29% of our poll-responders said they send 100 GB and 7% send 300 GB.
Here is a snapshot of the Facebook poll results:
So why does this matter? Those who fall in the 25 GB or more categories know it’s difficult to send large documents and multimedia files. Most free file-sending services only allow for the ability to send up to 50 MB. With Adobe SendNow, you can send big files with ease; our free service offers the ability to send a single file up to 100 MB. Additionally, for a small cost the SendNow Basic and Plus plan will allow you to send up to 2 GB.
William Lau, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Acrobat Solutions