Adobe announces six new tablet apps

Adobe, the world-renowned developers of the Creative Suite, have taken the wraps off a brand new series of software. Adobe Touch Apps, which will be available for both Android and iOS, will launch next month for Android users, but iOS fans will have to wait until early 2012.

Six Touch Apps have been announced so far. Photoshop Touch, as the name suggests, will be a scaled-down version of Photoshop in a similar fashion to Adobe's previous iOS offering. Proto lets developers design prototype websites and mobile apps, and Ideas lets designers use a range of vector-based tools to make quick sketches or finishing touches. That leaves Debut, a presentation tool, Collage, a moodboard creator, and Kuler, a colour theme manager.

Initially, the apps will go on sale for $9.99. Although a bit on the pricier side for a mobile app, Adobe's reputation may allow itself to charge that bit extra for what consumers may see as a mark of quality. Ideas has already been available for the iPad since last autumn, at a lower price of $5.99.

The new software will go hand-in-hand with Adobe's new Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud, Adobe's answer to the current cloud hype, will let users transfer work quickly from Touch Apps to Creative Suite. More information on the Creative Cloud will be coming in November, but for now Adobe has confirmed that the Touch App pricing includes free file viewing, sharing, and transfer.

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