Buzzword is a basic wordprocessing application similar in functionality to Google Docs. It has all the standard functionality most users are looking for in a fancy interface. You can import various document formats including Microsoft doc and docx. In addition you can export to these document formats and a number of others including PDF.You can invite others to view or collaborate on your documents with you. It's as simple as sending them an email to join the fun. They don't have to have adobe accounts to collaborate on your documents.Additional functionality includes:* Versioning capabilities - Maintains version information in a single document and you can view the version history at any time.* Automatic saving - This one sort of throws you off because you expect to save your document at least the first time -- not in Buzzword.* Commenting - Viewers, reviewers, collaborators can all make comments on your document. When you export your document to another format, you can choose to include comments with the document.* Real-time status - See who's working on or looking at your document in real-time.Buzzword is a good application. It has a clean interface and offers all the functionality you would generally expect to use on a regular basis. The "flashy" interface is a bit distracting but you would probably get use to it.
ConnectNow is Adobe's online live meeting and collaboration application. You can invite any number of users to a meeting and then share your desktop with them. You can choose to automatically accept someone into your meeting or manually accept/reject their entrance.
ConnectNow has all the functionality seen in other live meeting applications including:* Chat - Chat with a single meeting member or with the group as a whole* Notes - Take notes on the session* Meeting Control - Give control of the meeting to another collaborator* Audio and Video Conferencing - Turn on your web cam or microphone and join the fun, or provide other conference call information* Whiteboarding - Mark up your screen and then save the changes to a png fileThis was a really fun application to try out. It was really easy and straightforward to use. Participants do not have to register with Adobe and the URL for the meeting room is always the same. An important note is that this version on supports up to three participants. To have a bigger meeting you need to get Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. So it's good for collaboration on a small scale.