November 21, 2011
I come from a big family. Every year, come Thanksgiving, we crowd into my parents’ house: Myself and my three siblings, our respective entourages, aunts, uncles, grandparents, even great-grandparents; we’re quite the clan. As you can imagine, Thanksgiving dinner is a chaotic melee, in which we’re all left to fend for ourselves and eat whatever is passed our way (when I was ten, so many people came to dinner that no one was paying attention to me and I ate nothing but pie. That was a good year).
However, not even that scene can compare to what happens after dinner: when we all vie for places on the couch and argue over what movie to watch. My choice is the same every year: almost nothing is as seasonally hysterical as Robert Downey Jr. terrorizing his older sister in Home for the Holidays. But to hear my brother tell it, it isn’t a real holiday unless we watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Here at Adobe, we’ve been having this same discussion from one desk to another. It got heated at times, but before it came to blows, we decided that we’d better crowd-source this one; to that end, we’ve cooked up a poll so you can let us know what movie you and your family like to watch around Thanksgiving time. We’d all love to hear from you: what do you put on when you’re digesting all that turkey? Click here to report your favorite holiday film!
- Rebecca Staley
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 8, 2011
Thanks for helping us make the launch of FormsCentral a success! If you’ve been tuned into the Acrobat blog, you might know we’re executing a series of polls to help make the product even better. With that in mind, please let us know: what exact features do you look for when choosing a forms service? Take a look at our latest new features here if you need some inspiration!
You can find the latest Acrobat Poll on our Facebook page here. By chiming in, you can help us make FormsCentral, and the Acrobat family, an even better tool for social business! We’re always thrilled to see new feedback from our users, so thanks very much for participating. Don’t forget to check back soon here at the Acrobat blog for poll results and analysis!
August 31, 2011
Now that you’ve had a couple weeks to check out the new features to Adobe FormsCentral we’d like to know how you are using it. Over the next couple weeks we will be posting poll questions to our Facebook Page. Later, we’ll share the results with you on the blog. Our first question for you is: What do you use forms for the most?
Make sure to check out the Acrobat Facebook page for the latest poll questions and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to let your voice be heard. You never know… your suggestion could be included in the next FormsCentral update!
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