Improved sync technology, enhanced security for enterprises, first-of-their-kind Android apps and upgrades to 15 desktop tools distinguish the 2015 edition of Adobe Creative Cloud from all previous releases.
Launched June 16, the new version particularly focuses on streamlining workflows. Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC can now connect with Creative Cloud Libraries to offer in-app access to assets, and linked assets embedded in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC can sync across all three programs, enabling disjointed teams to better collaborate on projects.
CreativeSync, a mix of existing and new sync technologies, lets users seamlessly switch between desktop software and connected mobile apps, bringing with them all necessary files, photos, fonts, settings and other design elements.
This deeper integration is accompanied by the rollout of Brush CC, Color CC, Photoshop Mix and Shape CC for Android, marking the first time Creative Cloud-based mobile apps were made available on that operating system. Adobe simultaneously released iOS updates to those four apps, as well as to Adobe Comp CC, Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw.
For businesses as concerned with security as they are with workflow convergence, Adobe now gives enterprises the opportunity to use customer-managed encryption keys. Alternately, businesses can choose a new managed-service hosting option that lets them store corporate assets behind their own firewall.
The 2015 release also features a number of enhancements to Creative Cloud software, including:
A final feature, Adobe Stock, lets businesses browse, edit, and purchase stock photos, vector graphics and illustrations — all from within a Creative Cloud desktop application, making enterprise workflow that much easier.