Ahead of Bett, Europe’s largest exhibition for technology in education, Adobe is announcing the upcoming release of their updated Creative Cloud suite of apps for Chromebooks–which are highly used in classrooms. To do this, the company modified their existing Android apps to be optimized for use with select Chromebooks.
Chromebooks have seen increased adoption within classrooms worldwide and it makes sense for Adobe to pursue a partnership with Google in the Education space. According to a recent Adobe study, “Gen Z in the Classroom: Creating the Future,” 85 percent of students and 91 percent of teachers believe that creativity will play a significant role in their careers beyond the classroom. Best of all these tools will be available to students and teachers free of charge.
Adobe’s first round of Creative Cloud Apps for Chromebooks
As of today’s announcement, Adobe is making available the following suite of applications for Chromebooks users as part of their beta program:
- Photoshop Mix,
- Lightroom Mobile,
- Illustrator Draw,
- Photoshop Sketch,
- Adobe Comp CC,
- Creative Cloud Mobile
Each of the apps is built to take advantage of the Chromebooks platform’s strengths, namely speed, simplicity, and security. This first run of apps provides a solid foundation for future creative professionals to explore, learn, and innovate in a way that has never been so accessible.
Over the past year, the use of Chromebooks has steadily grown and are now commonplace in North American education settings. Chromebooks users can download the creativity apps from the Google Play Store on Chromebooks that support Play Store apps, and can expect the next wave of apps to be launched later this year.