News Release: Adobe InDesign Goes All-in with iOS, Drops Support for Mac and Windows
SAN JOSE, CA — 12:01 AM 1 APR 2015 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[Editor’s note: This was our 2015 April Fool’s Post]
Adobe Systems, Inc. today announces it will no longer support the Mac OS and Windows operating systems, and instead devote its resources entirely to Apple iOS products, including a revolutionary new product: InDesign for iWatch (“IDi”).
“We’re terrifically excited about this momentous and revolutionary decision,” remarked Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen in a prepared statement. “We believe the future is personal and wearable, and we know today’s creatives want to create and publish no matter where they are.”
Most IDi users will prefer the new Bitmap workspace (View > IDiBitty), which makes the nanopixel-sized menus and panels a little easier to work with, as shown below:
Keeping Up with the Millennials: CCC’s BeTinder
Adobe also announced that, in a move to keep itself relevant with younger generations of designers, it has acquired the mobile dating app Tinder, merging it with Behance, and renaming the service BeTinder. Accordingly, Adobe is renaming its cloud-based subscription service to Adobe CCC: Creative Cloud Companion.
Dan Yanky, newly appointed as VP of Companionship, explained, “BeTinder enhances our online portfolio technology by allowing users to include selfies and profiles.” He noted that, “our younger creatives are all about hooking up in designer-to-designer or designer-to-client collaborative matchups. CC Companion lets you swipe to discover potential designers or clients using geolocation or budgetlocation technology. Our software encourages ephemeral experiences between consenting professionals. What happens in InDesign, stays in InDesign.”
New Product Features
New InDesign CCC features include opening up the CC Libraries technology to the BeTinder platform, allowing you to share your work, and ‘Like’ the work of others. You can build libraries of your favorite BeTinder matches and share them with your workgroup:
Senior Design Visionary Michael Ninness added, “We understand that QR codes are key to the success of every design professional, so we made sure that InDesign’s QR Codes are second to none in the industry.” New QR code features include:
- QR animation
- The QRticle Panel (for specifying the proper order of your QR codes)
- The new QR-Collector and QR-Placer tools
- Ability to print QR codes at up to 18,000 ppi (on select output devices)
- New stroke styles let you place QR codes along a path
Plus, Adobe has incorporated a new CCQR panel in all the CCC apps, letting you share your QR codes among all your devices—even InDesign for iWatch (IDi CCC April Release):
Pricing and Availability
Adobe IDi is a free app with in-app purchases ($4.99 per document), available for immediate download through the Apple App Store. Adobe CCC and BeTinder are included with existing Creative Cloud subscriptions. For language support and international availability, visit the Apple App Store. More information on Adobe Creative Cloud Companionship pricing and plans is available at: https://creative.adobe.com/plans.
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