Adobe launches 6 touchscreen apps for tablets
Making good on its CEO's prediction that tablet computers would gravitate toward more creative uses, software maker Adobe has announced the launch of its Adobe® Touch Apps, a lineup of touchscreen apps designed specifically for tablets.
Speaking at the Citi Technology Conference in September 2011, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen asserted that tablet uses would expand beyond media consumption and more toward authoring purposes as they evolve. Adobe is evidently looking to be a catalyst of this progress with its new apps.
Adobe Touch Apps consists of six tablet-specific apps that cover a range of creative processes, including image editing, sketching, ideation, mood boards, web and mobile app prototyping and presentations.
At the center of Adobe's new launch is Adobe Photoshop® Touch, a new installment of the company's popular image editing software. The app leverages the tablet's touchscreen capabilities to enable users to edit, manipulate and create digital images.
The new apps will be available for Android™ devices starting November 2011 and for the iPad® in early 2012, Adobe says.