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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xpclient said,
Won't take long for Adobe Tablet Suite to reach ridiculous pricing levels beyond anyone can afford.

If you're getting paid 5-15,000$ for a photo-shoot, magazine ad, or more for a commercial, then 900$ for photoshop is not expensive. If you can't afford it, you don't need it. Photoshop elements is fine for what most people need.

$9.99? Well at least it's cheap compared to what I was expecting from them
It's not even going to be the most expensive app in the App Store (and Android Market)

Leonick said,
$9.99? Well at least it's cheap compared to what I was expecting from them
It's not even going to be the most expensive app in the App Store (and Android Market)

hope adobe won't step on google's rakes, won't support piracy and will purchasing power adjust prices
$10 - for developed world
$2 - for emerging
$0,5 - for developing
$0,1 - for undeveloped

coth said,

$10 - for developed world
$2 - for emerging
$0,5 - for developing
$0,1 - for undeveloped

Hey man, stop discriminating!

coth said,

hope adobe won't step on google's rakes, won't support piracy and will purchasing power adjust prices
$10 - for developed world
$2 - for emerging
$0,5 - for developing
$0,1 - for undeveloped

id pay $40+ if it was a good app on android honeycomb

Enron said,
Hey man, stop discriminating!

That's not really funny. That's the developed countries that are discriminating.

Japan average monthly wage - $5100
US average wage - $3600
UK average wage - $3500

Shanghai average - $900
China average is under $300

Moscow average - $900
Russia average - $700

Different in 4-5 times. Imagine W7 HP priced at $900, or Battlefield 3 LE (yes it's twice cheaper, but just twice) priced at $120-150. Or imagine Apple with $5 per every app concept. It would die out, because hardly anyone would spend $5 to right and left for every single useless app. And that's comparing to Russia. Things are even worse in China. And then americans and brits wonders why piracy is so popular in Russia and China.