Sync represents Adobe’s latest push to bring professional creativity to mobile devices.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.wired.com
This WIRED article picqued my interest. Adobe was definitely one of the first software companies to try to embrace iPad tech early on. I think I have almost every iPad app they’ve made, and I applaud them for their work towards working in a mobile medium. However, there will always be tools, like Framemaker, that I can’t imagine being translated into an iPad app, even with the iPad Pro. Perhaps I’ll be proven wrong at some point in time, but it leaves me with the question that’s been hounding us since tablets–especially the iPad came out, namely, are we truly going to be a society using only mobile tools like smartphones and tablets, and the laptop/desktop will be obsolete? I think this move by Adobe shows that we are headed in that direction, but I suspect it’s still not as close to being 100% mobile as people suspect. Unless storage memory, RAM, and processor speeds get to the point that they can process what’s in a laptop as well for programming–or projects that would be made on tools like Framemaker (which is, by the way, an Adobe product, coincidentally enough), it’s going to be a while until we are completely mobile. In many cases, even the some of the apps on the iPad that Adobe makes are watered down versions of the desktop/laptop versions, which in many cases is enough, but there are always exceptions. Is all of Creative Cloud in app form? I don’t think so. But give it time…give it time…
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