Adobe announced this week that a range of their mobile apps are now available on Google Chromebook laptops that allow the use of Android apps. This is great news for teachers and students who rely on Chromebooks and have been frustrated by a lack of access to Adobe’s great creativity tools.
Chromebook users will now be able to download the following mobile apps for free on their devices if they allow the use of Android apps:
This is the beginning of a long-term plan for Adobe applications and Chromebooks in partnership with Google. Adobe will be releasing details about future products as they are available.
Students of all ages can benefit from these apps, but if they’re logging in on their own device they will need to be 13 or older to sign up for an Adobe ID.
Students don’t need to be online all the time to access the apps on their Chrombooks. The only times a student needs to be connected to the internet are to receive updates and to sync their Creative Cloud account to other devices.
The mobile apps are a great way to introduce students to design concepts and design tools, but they’re best used as a supplement to Adobe Creative Cloud, not a replacement. The mobile apps have key features from the Creative Cloud products, but users are limited in what they can accomplish using the mobile apps alone.
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