January 10, 2022: Adobe has acquired Abstract Notebooks. You can read more in Adobe's blog post.
There are a number of things to say in this blogpost, but we want to start with the lede: We’ve entered into an agreement for Adobe to acquire Abstract Notebooks and the team behind it, and we could not be more thrilled!
Ten months ago when we launched Notebooks, we had a specific vision in mind: to create a new designer-specific platform where cross-functional teams could gather requirements, review designs, and continuously measure what works, all in one thoughtfully-built space. The need for this kind of a platform is so evident—in fact, earlier this year more than 65% of designers told us that managing feedback on their work was the most painful part of the design process.
Since February, we have seen teams of all sizes adopt Notebooks and unlock improved ways of managing the design process as a result. Along the way, we’ve also had the chance to partner with a number of companies, including the folks at Adobe. Through our work together, we’ve discovered many points of alignment around our shared vision, all culminating in today’s exciting news. We are excited to see the Notebooks journey continue at Adobe, and our deepest thanks to the team who has poured their lives into building this product.
Beginning today we will no longer be allowing new Notebooks signups. Current Notebooks customers will be receiving details via email with account-specific next steps. Importantly, if you and your team are users of Abstract’s Branches product, your Branches account and data will not be affected by the change to Abstract Notebooks. The Branches desktop and web apps and the plug-in will continue to operate uninterrupted.
Thanks to everyone who has joined us on this journey so far.
Kelly, Josh, and the Abstract Team