June 21, 2013
Announcing the next generation "CC" desktop applications from Adobe
I guess we've been talking about this for a decade now—that there would come a time when you would no longer buy boxed software but use it as a service. If you subscribe to Adobe's Creative Cloud, you know that time has arrived.
With this new way of working, you log in one morning (as I did this morning) and a new set of features is available and if you choose to, you can download and begin using them on the spot.
Today, I find a whole new set of desktop applications labeled "CC." They are the new Creative Cloud versions of Adobe's software suite—products such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
And that, for all intents and purposes, marks the end of an era for Adobe. Now, if you want the next best thing, you'll have to sign onto the Creative Cloud solution. And, for what it costs, I don't see why you wouldn't.
(In the interest of full disclosure, I have signed on as an Adobe Affiliate. That means, if you are kind enough to use one of the links below to sign up for the service, I get a small commission. I can already smell the salted air of the beach house those commissions will buy... in the year 2185.)
Here's the drop down menu that awaited me this morning...