Adobe has announced that their Creative Cloud suite of apps is now available for Chromebooks. What they did was modify their existing Android apps, so they are now compatible with selected Chromebooks. Considering these devices are mainly used in schools, this could be a step forward in education, and the best thing is – these apps will be available free of charge for students and teachers.
Over the last two years adobe has made significant push to move our creative flow into the cloud and into mobile. In fact, it seems that moving to mobile is a core part of Adobe’s strategy and understandably so.
Creative Brad Colbow took a good hard look at this strategy and his deconstruction of Adobe’s (over 30) new mobile apps is an eye opener. In essence Brad complains that the move into Adobe’s iOS app is nothing like the experience that you would get by using the desktop apps. This is a very interesting claim. Especially with the new iPad Pro coming out. You would expect the iPad pro to give you a smooth desktop-like experience, however, according to Brad, you are stuck with many apps, each only good for one task. In fact, Brad goes as far as saying that Adobe is experimenting on their users, with the iOS apps driving a completely different workflow that their desktop “brother apps”
If opt for a Microsoft’s surface for example you will get similar to desktop experience while retaining a tablet form factor.
Brad does recognize that this experimentation may be good for evolving the way we create using new interfaces, he just wishes he could still use the Adobe Suit the way he likes and used to.
[Dear Adobe, Your Mobile Apps are a Mess | Brad Colbow]