Software & Apps Apps Adobe Buzzword and Workspaces Suite Shutdown Adobe abandons Buzzword and Workspaces productivity apps By Daniel Nations Writer Daniel Nations has been a tech journalist since 1994. His work has appeared in Computer Currents, The Examiner, The Spruce, and other publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Daniel Nations Updated December 19, 2019 Apps Best Apps Tweet Share Email The Adobe Buzzword and Workspaces suite was discontinued. This information remains as a part of Lifewire.com's archives. Adobe Buzzword was a web-based word processing app that was part of the company's Workspaces suite of productivity applications, which also included a spreadsheet app called Tables and a presentation app called Presentation. Buzzword and the Workspaces suite were similar to Google Docs and its suite of applications. Where Did Buzzword Come From? Buzzword was developed by the company Virtual Ubiquity, which was acquired by Adobe in October 2007. Buzzword and other Workspaces apps were features available through Acrobat.com. Adobe Shuts Down Buzzword and Workspaces In 2014, Adobe announced that it was discontinuing Workspaces and Buzzword: "Adobe is exiting the document authoring business for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation files. Our focus will be to continue to provide world-class PDF creation and conversion products and services that enable our customers to take actions on their files anywhere on any device."