Starting today, Adobe is rolling out a new version of its Creative Cloud desktop app for macOS and Windows with an updated design and totally new organization. Adobe hopes the new app will be a more intuitive way to launch and update apps and access your Creative Cloud files.
Adobe’s previous Creative Cloud desktop app was always a bit of an outlier on macOS. The app behaved like a menu bar utility — always running and accessible with a click — but looked and felt more like a web app or port than a native Mac tool.
Most older Adobe apps were created using 32-bit architecture and do not work in Catalina. We have no plans to update apps that we no longer support or develop. The following table lists some common 32-bit Adobe apps that are not compatible with Catalina. (It is not a comprehensive list of all older. If you are trying to launch any Adobe CS6 or CS5 programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) on OS X Yosemite or later, you will most likely face a problem. After double-clicking on some of Adobe’s apps, a message pops up informing you that to open the app you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime. Oct 11, 2019 How to Run 32-Bit Apps in macOS Catalina. Apple's latest version of macOS, Catalina, officially ditches 32-bit app support, but you can still run the software you need by following these steps. Oct 10, 2019 Adobe hopes the new app will be a more intuitive way to launch and update apps and access your Creative Cloud files. Adobe’s previous Creative Cloud desktop app. Over time we can expect future versions of Mac applications to match the Apple dark mode aesthetic more closely. Adobe has not said anything about this regarding their Mac applications. Adobe Creative Suite 2 (CS2) compatibility. There is no way to run Adobe CS2 software on macOS 10.14 Mojave. The only option is to use a newer version of the.
The new app is still accessible from your menu bar, but now lives in a resizable window and has been designed to look like Adobe’s other modern Creative Cloud apps. We haven’t gotten our hands on the new experience yet to see how it performs, but the interface certainly looks more Mac-friendly than before.
There are four main components to the new desktop app:
Manage and update your apps
Adobe has redesigned the apps tabs for a clearer view of which apps you have installed and which have updates. You can still choose to download a legacy version of an application if available.
Creative Cloud Library management
Once available only within individual Adobe apps, Creative Cloud Libraries can now be managed full-screen right in the launcher. Assets can be shared, managed, and deleted in a new “Your work” section of the app. The functionality of Libraries remains the same.
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Access to tutorials
The Creative Cloud app’s former “Learn” tab has been replaced by skill categories and a Tutorials hub. You’ll be able to access help resources, videos, and compatibility information for each app.
Asset and font search
Like before, the new Creative Cloud app gives you access to Adobe Fonts and assets from Adobe Stock. What’s new is a powerful built-in search engine that searches across Creative Cloud.
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Some Creative Cloud users have already received early access to the new app, but widespread availability begins today. Adobe says the update will roll out first in France and Germany on October 10, followed by Japan on October 11. All users will see the update within the next week.
Creative Cloud is available through a monthly or annual subscription.
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