Macromedia is a creative company?

Macromedia products are mainly used by creative people, but how many products are developed initially from Macromedia herself? Macromedia formerly is MacroMind, develop Director, then combine with ParaComp and Authorware to become Macromedia. The followings are some of the products not originally developed by Macromedia:

  • Authorware: combined from Authorware
  • Freehand: bought from Aldus
  • Flash: acquisition of FutureWave
  • ColdFusion/JRun/Homesite: acquisition of Allaire
  • Flash MX’s Firefly component: bought from CyberSage
  • Breeze: acquisition of Presedia
  • Flash Paper: bought from Blue Pacific’s Flash Printer
  • Flex: copy Laszlo (yes?!)
  • RoboDemo/RoboHelp: acquisition of eHelp

The most creative product I admire:

  • Director
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash Remoting
  • FlashCom