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Adobe Exchange, formerly Macromedia Exchange, is a set of online marketplaces for apps and extensions that work with Adobe's cloud services.



Macromedia Exchange was originally launched by Macromedia in April 2000 to supply object-based extensions to users of Macromedia Dreamweaver 3. Downloads were controlled through Macromedia Extension Manager which later added support for other Macromedia applications.[1]

Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems in December 2005.[2] The Exchange and Extension Manager were expanded to support Adobe's Creative Suite.[3] Support for Adobe Extension Manager was phased out with Creative Cloud 2015 apps. Its functionality was built directly into the Adobe Creative Cloud app which interfaces directly with Adobe Exchange.[4]


  1. Macromedia unites family of products with new extensions, Macromedia. 2000-10-25. Archived 2001-02-11.
  2. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
  3. What Is a ZXP File? by Tim Fisher, Lifewire. 2019-09-22.
  4. Announcement: Extension Manager End of Life Notification, Adobe Partner Connection. 2015-05-22. Archived 2015-11-29.

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