Adobe SHARE Beta

Adobe is now beta testing a new online service called Adobe Share, a free web-based service that allows you to easily share, publish and organize your documents.

With Share you can:

  • Send documents without email attachments.
  • Access your documents from anywhere.
  • View all the documents you have shared or received in one place.
  • Post a link to your document on a wiki or blog.
  • Embed a Flash preview of your document on any website.
  • Limit access to a document to a list of recipients.

More information can be found at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/share/

To signup and start using it immediately, go to http://share.adobe.com

I recently starting playing around with Share and so far, I’m very impressed. After a quick signup, I uploaded a fairly large image file (JPG) and also a ZIP file. Once uploaded, here is what I see:

Adobe Share Screenshot

When I hover over either of the thumbnails, I get the following two options: URL and EMBED CODE. If I click URL, I get the following: https://share.adobe.com/adc/document.do?docid=e2dd7316-9af9-11dc-8fe2-d702873d34e2

If you click on the link above, you’ll see the JPG I uploaded in a very clean functional interface that allows you to resize the image and download it as it’s original file name. Be sure to move the resize slide around – amazing response and quality.

If I click EMBED CODE, I get the following HTML that I can paste into any web page:

    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
    codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0"
           width="365" height="500">
        <param name="movie" value="https://share.adobe.com/adc/flex/mpt.swf" />
        <param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent"/>
        <param name="flashvars"  value="ext=jpg&docId=e2dd7316-9af9-11dc-8fe2-d702873d34e2"/>
        <embed src="https://share.adobe.com/adc/flex/mpt.swf"quality="high"
            pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"
            type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="365" height="500" wmode="transparent"
        flashvars="ext=jpg&docId=e2dd7316-9af9-11dc-8fe2-d702873d34e2">
        </embed>
    </object>

This produces a flash object that looks like the following:

Share Object

There are also API’s that allow you to add Adobe share functionality into your apps – http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Share:API

There are several options for sharing files. You can restrict it to specific registered share users or simply share it with the world as I did in the link above.

More information can be found at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/share/

Also, see my earlier blog entry about how Christoph Rooms created a LiveCycle ES component to integrate with Adobe Share

~ by gregorywilson on December 1, 2007.

2 Responses to “Adobe SHARE Beta”

  1. Even I’m impressed with Adobe Share and wrote a blog post. Check it out.

    http://mymindleaks.com/adobe-share-flex-based-online-document-manager/

  2. […] Greg Wilson’s – Adobe Share Beta […]

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