Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Adobe unveils six ‘Touch Apps’ for mobile devices

An early preview video for Adobe Photoshop Touch. View newer (non-embeddable) demos of all six apps in the upcoming Touch range via the link at the foot of the page.

Adobe has announced six new ‘Touch Apps’ – versions of its Creative Suite products for mobile devices. The new apps were announced in parallel with Creative Cloud, a new company initiative in cloud-based services.

The product line-up includes the self-explanatory Adobe Photoshop Touch; vector drawing app Adobe Ideas; and Adobe Proto, which is designed for wireframing websites and mobile apps.

The remaining three apps offer functionality for presenting Creative Suite designs to clients or for peer review; a collage tool for creating digital mood boards; and a mobile version of Adobe’s Kuler colour-theming service.

All six are priced at $9.99 and are due for release on Android in November. Controversially, there is no definite iOS release yet – Adobe “plans to make an announcement” about it early in 2012 – although Ideas is already available for iPad (for $5.99, weirdly enough).

At this stage, it’s difficult to say how fully featured each Touch App will be (though it’s interesting to note that customer reviews of Ideas in the App Store take it to task for lacking basic functionality).

However, given that Adobe is promoting the product family as for creating content “for refinement in Creative Suite software”, it seems probable that it intends people will use them purely in situations similar to that shown in the main demo video linked below: in informal design meetings and for casual sketching.

Read the full news release here