Adobe is by far the market leader when it comes to digital creativity, with their Creative Cloud suite being the way to go for web designers, photographers, and illustrators. The package includes the essentials such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver (although this isn’t the must-have it used to be), Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Illustrator and InDesign to name a few.

With the increased range of ChromeOS devices now featuring Android apps, it’s time for Adobe to ensure that its Android-powered creative apps take best advantage, to allow users of the Chrome platform some real power. The following apps have been optimised for this experience (with links to each on the Play Store):

Which when put in context of the recently announced Chromebooks focussed on the education sector, one of which has a stylus, all of a sudden the Chromebook is a realistic option for students and designers alike as a solid daily laptop.

Would you look to the more financially viable Chromebooks in your working life if they met your needs?

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I’m going to be frank. These mobile versions of Adobe’s creative suite just don’t cut it for creative professionals. Until the full Adobe creative suite comes to Chrome OS there’s little reason to get excited.

Patrick Kelly

“it’s time for Adobe to ensure that its Android-powered creative apps take best advantage”

I’m a little confused by the wording in this article. Is Adobe optimising Creative Cloud for Chrome OS or is this a plea for them to do so?


Great addition to the Chromebooks functionality.
Seems well played with stylus support coming standard to Chrome OS… leading the way with the Samsung Chromebooks.

Mike Stevens

In fairness, there’s not many designers (I speak from experience) that would be satisfied with the power available in a Chromebook. My specced-out XPS15 9550 is only just up to the task. Still have to resort to my desktop system from time-to-time.

Regardless, it’s very good to see Chromebooks taking off!