By Harry McCracken | Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:24 am
Adobe’s Acrobat.com services don’t have a very high profile–and many don’t have much to do with Acrobat or PDF–but they include some good stuff. There’s Adobe Connect, a Web-conferencing service a la WebEx or GoToMeeting which is among the most painless products of its type, and available in a basic version that’s free. There’s Buzzword, a simple but extremely good-looking browser-based word processor. And there’s a bunch of other features, including SendNow , a system for sending large files that competes with YouSendIt and its many rivals. (It too has a free basic version–which lets you transfer files up to 100MB in size–and paid tiers which offer more capacity and additional features.)
Last week, the company announced some new SendNow features. The service, which has been focused on graphics and business-document file formats, now supports major audio and video formats as well. In June, it’ll give companies the ability to apply their own branding to the SendNow service, so their logo appears on the pages that people see when they download files. And it says that in the third quarter of this year–ie, sometime in July, August, or September–it’ll use Adobe Air to provide a SendNow app that lets you use the service from your desktop rather than a browser.
Do you use a big-file transfer services If so, which one, and do you recommend it?