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Developer(s) Adobe Systems
Operating system Web-based Application
Type Web-based Productivity Tools
License Proprietary

Adobe is a suite of free web applications from Adobe Systems that allows users to create, store and share documents and PDF files on-line.

Currently, Adobe is still in beta development stage and is only available in English.[1] A desktop-client version of based on Adobe AIR is also available from Adobe AIR Marketplace.[1][2] This client, along with Adobe AIR, is also bundled with Adobe Reader 9.[3]



Users need to sign up for an account in order to use these services. However, users who already have an account on may use that account to sign in. The website offers the following services:


File:Adobe buzzword preview.png
A screenshot of Adobe Buzzword, demonstrating several of the formatting features.

Adobe Buzzword is an online word processor that allows users to create and collaborate on text documents on-line. Buzzword currently imports and exports:

Buzzword also exports to PDF files (.pdf) and HTML files (.htm and .html). Multiple users can read, review, comment on or co-author a single document.[4]

Its interface currently supports English, French and German. Buzzword also includes spell checking for various languages, including Danish, Dutch, English (United Kingdom, United States and Canada), Finnish, French (France and Canada), German (Germany, Germany Reformed, Switzerland and Switzerland Reformed), Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Spanish and Swedish.[1]


Adobe ConnectNow is a live meetings service that enables users to have online conferences and collaboration. ConnectNow provides text and audio chat, video conferencing, whiteboard, screen-sharing and collaborative remote control of any of the participant's computers with their permission.[5] ConnectNow only supports a conference of up to three additional users.[1]

Create PDF

Adobe Create PDF is a web service that allows users to convert 5 files with a maximum file size of 200MB to PDF.[1] Users can convert the following file types:

Text: .txt, .ps, .rtf
Microsoft Office: .doc, .xls, .ppt, .prj[clarification needed See Problem discussion]
OpenOffice: .odt, .odp, .ods, .odg, .odf
StarOffice: .sxw, .sxi, .sxc, .sxd, .stw
WordPerfect: .wpd
Image: .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .tiff, .png


Adobe Share is an online file-sharing service that allows its users to upload a file online so that multiple other users can download them. Each user has a 5GB online storage. Users may choose to make a document accessible by anyone with the URL (web address), or restrict access to specific users. also allows users to preview file contents for several common file types (.DOC, .XLS, .PPT, .PDF, .WPD, .ODT, .ODP, .ODS, .ODG, .ODF, .SXW, .SXI, .SXC, .SXD, .STW), along with common graphics files.[citation needed]

Additionally, Share allows users to embed a preview of their documents into their web pages.[6]

There are several file types that cannot be uploaded and shared on[1]

Audio:.mp3, .aac, .ogg, .wmv, .flv, .divx, .xvid
Font:.ttf, .otf, .dfont
Archive:.tgz, .rar, .sit, .jar, .war, .cab, .7z
Executable:.exe, .dll, .com, .cpl, .lnk, .hta, .pif, .scr, .shs
Batch file:.bat, .cmd
Online Help:.hlp, .chm
Script:.jse, .js, .inf, .sh, .csh, .tcsh, .ksh, .bash, .zsh
Source Codes:.vb
Microsoft Access Database:.mdb
Image:.pcd, .sct
Miscellaneous:.crt, .ins, .isp, .ms, regt
[clarification needed See Problem discussion]

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