Adobe needs your feedback

Thank you for trying out our Adobe Share beta service. We are committed to building products and technologies that will make people work better together. From time to time, we conduct live interviews to better understand your workflows and needs. We are currently recruiting for such research and we would greatly appreciate your participation!

Here are the details:
– Where: Adobe’s San Francisco office for local participants or via phone/internet for remote participants
– Duration: 1.5 hours
– Format: 1:1 interviews with our researcher
– If selected to participate, you will receive a $100 gift certificate for Amazon as a token of our appreciation.

If you are interested in participating, please click this link and fill out our screener: http://www.adobe.com/go/hsscreener.
If you are selected, we will contact you by phone or email.

Thank you for your interest!
Adobe User Research

Creating PDFs, Previewing Office Files and many more new features…

It has been a really long time since we last spoke to you. The Share team has been busy adding new features and improving performance of Share Beta. And today we released a new version of Share with a whole host of new features.

The first thing you will notice when you login to the Share Beta service is the new button bar at the top.

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We have eliminated the Home tab which was in the previous version of the service to give more focus to your documents in the Share library. The three buttons are the primary tasks supported by the Share service: Uploading files, Sharing files and Converting Files to PDFs. Yes, creating PDFs!ᅠ

Now you can convert documents to Adobe PDF using Share! Adobe PDF is the de facto standard for more secure, dependable electronic information exchange — recognized by industries and governments around the world. By converting your files to Adobe PDF you can ensure that recipients will be able to view your files regardless of platform and application availability. To convert a file to PDF simply select the file from your desktop or by dragging-and-dropping a file already in your Share library.

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Once the PDF conversion is completed you can directly Share the converted file or copy the URL or copy the embed code for the file. Share supports converting to PDF all the popular formats including: Microsoft Office files, Open Office files, text files, images and postscript files.

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Long time no see…

SHARE’s blog has been remarkably quiet lately. Too quiet. The good news is that more news is coming, finally. Please stay tuned…

Sign up to participate in a user study…get $100

[UPDATE: this user study is over. Please don't call anymore :-) ]

We are looking for people to participate in a user research study on Thursday, December 6 and Monday, December 10 at our facilities in San Jose.

The study will take approximately 1 hour, and compensation will be $100.

Thank you!

Thank you for waiting

The waits over and we are sharing more! We have started sending out invites to join the service, by sharing files through the Share :-)…off course. Everyone who added their email address to our waiting list should receive an invite by the end of this week. General sign-up for Share will be opened up next week.

Enjoy Share and continue to give us your feedback about the service.

Share Beta Updated

It has been a couple of weeks since we last spoke to you. Thank you all for using the service and providing valuable feedback. Since the last time, we have updated the Share Beta service with a few enhancements and bug fixes. In particular the embedded previewer now allows embedding of image files (including jpeg, gif, png) on websites, wikis or blogs.

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In addition we are also adding a full page toggle mode for the embedded previewer and other UI controls like zoom-in and scroll based on your feedback. These are particularly important when reading embedded documents.

A couple of features that the team is working on are:

  • Adding the ability to convert documents to PDF (including Microsoft Office files, ODF, etc.)
  • Easily searching and finding documents using the document properties and content.

More on these and additional features later…

Enjoy Share..

Sharing from your iPhone?

Shahram Javey, engineering manager for the Share team here at Adobe, built a very cool service using the Share REST APIs. The service allows accessing your Share Library, viewing documents and sharing documents all from your iPhone. Check it out at http://web.sharepdf.com. He talks about this in his blog.

This is really exciting and highlights the extensibility of the service. Shahram was able to take the vanilla Share APIs and build a prototype using these APIs in a just a couple of days. This is exactly the types of scenarios we have envisioned in opening up the service for use by developers and third parties service providers.

What a week this has been…

It was last Tuesday (Oct 2nd) that we unveiled the Share service at the keynote address at MAX. Wow! What a busy past week it was, we got a lot of great coverage in the press and the blogosphere. Want to thank everyone who have started using Share, sent us feedback on enhancements they would like to see in the service. Also special thanks to those who have expressed an interest in getting an account on Share, we will be sending out additional invites soon.

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Never Mind…I found that document you shared

Ever search for an email attachment with little success? Work on a document only to find out it wasn’t the latest version? Couldn’t send a file by email because the size of the file was too large? We all have these challenges too…We need an easy and simple way to share important documents internally and externally.

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