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June 15, 2009

Adobe Comes Out Of Beta, Challenging Google Docs

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One year ago, Adobe announced a new service called  This service was intended to rival Google Docs, Zoho, and Microsoft Office Online.  Adobe has been working diligently at advancing the online document collaboration service and they have announced that they are no longer in Beta.

Adobe also announced that they now have business subscriptions and have designed advanced tools for building PDFs, presentations, documents, spreadsheets, etc. relies heavily on Adobe Flash for the service.

Below is a list of the services within
Buzzword: Works very similar to Microsoft Word and Google Docs.  Adobe bought out Buzzword in 2007.
Spreadsheets: Spreadsheets was released earlier today and allows multiple people to create spreadsheets.
Presentations: This service was released in late May and allows users to collaborate on presentations that work similarly to Microsoft PowerPoint.
Create PDF/Share: A service that allows users to create and share PDF documents.
ConnectNow: Virtual meeting service and allows users to share access to desktops.

The Basic service costs $14 per month and the Plus service runs for $39 per month.  The Plus service has no limit on the number of people that can collaborate on a document. currently has about 5 million accounts on the service.

[via Mashable]

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