Adobe Discontinues FormsCentral

FormsCentral is being retired by Adobe in 2015. FormsCentral offered Adobe Acrobat users an online service for creating and managing PDF forms. If you are presently using this service, you will need to transition to another solution by July 28, 2015.

PDF forms offer a simple solution for gathering data from users. The PDF solution does not require a web developer to create an maintain HTML forms. Adobe offers two solutions for creating PDF forms, Adobe Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer.

Adobe Acrobat users had an additional product installed onto their system for managing PDF forms. Included with an Adobe Acrobat license was an online service for PDF forms called FormsCentral. This service was installed along with Adobe Acrobat in a standard install. FormsCentral allowed you to create, store and manage PDF forms. Forms created and user data gathered using the service could be maintained online. FormsCentral was designed to allow you to easily build and manage PDF forms created on FormsCentral.

Adobe has announced that the FormsCentral service will be retired on July 28, 2015. Anyone presently using this service will need to transition to another option for working with PDF forms. Here is the retirement schedule:

June 23, 2015 – New forms can no longer be created and form data can no longer be collected. You can still download data collected from existing forms.
July 28, 2015 – FormsCentral service will be retired and no longer accessible.

If you are presently using FormsCentral and wish to transition to another similar service, Adobe recommends other third-party services such as Formstack, JotForm, SurveyMonkey, and WuFoo.

Please view FormsCentral FAQs for further information about the retirement of FormsCentral.