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Adobe Ideas is FREE Right Now!

Submitted by on May 8, 2013 – 11:37 am 5 Comments

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Adobe Ideas, Illustrator for iPhone, iPadAdobe® Ideas lets you create freeform vector illustrations wherever you are with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. With a Creative Cloud membership, easily sync Adobe Ideas projects to Creative Cloud and open them for refinement in Illustrator CS6 for Desktop.

The app is FREE right now for a very limited time. That’s a HUGE savings of $9.99. Grab this one quickly before this discount goes away. App Store link after the jump. >>>

The app brings another component of sorts from Creative Suite to iOS. Adobe Ideas is like a “Lite” version of Adobe Illustrator. With more users opting for iPads instead of laptops to untether themselves, these ports make sense.

Ideas has many of the tools you are likely to use in a vector-based app. The standard drawing tools — pens, brushes, etc. — are included. There’s an eyedropper tool for easy color picking. There are more advanced features, such as Kuler color palette integration and layers. The app has an in-app purchase which lets you save, work, and transfer over Adobe’s Cloud-based services.

Now all we need is an InDesign-lite app for iOS and I can leave my MacBook home….

Adobe Ideas is normally $9.99 in the App Store. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Marty Yawnick

Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.

  • http://balletbookworm.blogspot.com MelissaW

    Thanks for the heads up! :)

  • David Wood

    Sorry, but even free Adobe software is no longer an option for me. With Adobe’s move to the “Creative Cloud,” it has essentially told free-lance designers and photographers like me to get stuffed. There’s no way that I’m going to be held hostage to a monthly fee for the software that I use in my business, knowing that if I ever stop paying the ransom, all of the work sitting on my computer and in my personal archives will no longer be openable.

    Saving my files in some sort of “open” format isn’t going to work either. Seriously? Save a complicated Illustrator file as a pdf and pray that some future iteration of some other application will be able to open and edit it?

    Adobe will never get another penny from me. And even their “free” apps are just the camel’s nose under the tent flap. Thanks, but no thanks!

    • jimmy Jones

      I agree with you – Adobe has HORRENDOUS business practices. I was actually lied to by their horrible customer support! After a 3 hour marathon simply trying to upgrade to CS6 from CS5 on my mac, I guess the guy decided it was time to go home. No more support today – everyone’s gone home…
      Then he told me that I’d get a call back “tomorrow at 12 noon”. Really? If so, I’ll make a trip to my office to talk! – Really, 12 noon tomorrow! Me: you know that I’m in the USA and central time zone and tomorrow’s Saturday, right? Adobe: yes I know, you’ll get a call at 12 noon and he repeated my phone #. Guess what – no call. Ever.

    • http://www.adobe.com sue g

      David,

      Regarding your comment: “There’s no way that I’m going to be held hostage to a monthly fee for the software that I use in my business, knowing that if I ever stop paying the ransom, all of the work sitting on my computer and in my personal archives will no longer be openable.”

      Just two things I wanted you to know:
      * Cloud storage: If you cancel your membership you will still have access to the free membership (2GB of storage): http://adobe.ly/18b8E2I
      and
      * Created files: You can still access free #CreativeCloud benefits and the work saved to your computer: http://adobe.ly/18b81WR

      • David Wood

        Well, it seems that you didn’t actually take the time to read what I wrote, Sue, because your suggestions have nothing to do with my concerns.

        My problem with Adobe’s new scheme doesn’t have anything to do with their cloud storage. My main concern (other than the usurious cost) is that access to the files (on my own computer) that I’ve created using the Creative Cloud software will end if I stop paying their “protection money” unless I preemptively back save the files in some older version of their software (assuming I still have the original disks), or in some format that some other developer provides.

        So how am I supposed to take any comfort from your response? Do you seriously expect me to back save all of my files so that Adobe can’t bar me from accessing them when I decide (or am forced by illness, accident, or business downturn) to stop flushing money into their revenue stream?

        As I wrote: “Saving my files in some sort of “open” format isn’t going to work either. Seriously? Save a complicated Illustrator file as a pdf and pray that some future iteration of some other application will be able to open and edit it?”

        Sue, I’m sure Adobe appreciates your support (if you don’t already work for them). But I will not expose my work to the whims of a company that has shown a murderous instinct in buying up and killing off competitors (see Pagemaker, Freehand, GoLive, and Framemaker, among others), and a completely dismissive attitude toward the needs of its customers.

        Nice try, though.