Accessing mobile applications
While the Creative Cloud desktop applications are generally the main focus for subscribers—and they are certainly the focus of this book—some of the mobile apps are valuable and should not be dismissed. In fact, you can use many of them effectively in tandem with their desktop counterparts.
Installing mobile applications
The Creative Cloud Desktop application allows you to easily browse and install Creative Cloud apps to your mobile device.
On the Apps tab, under All Apps, you may have noticed a set of three choices along the top center of the Current Page view: Desktop, Mobile, and Web. Switch to the Mobile view by clicking Mobile.
Choose a mobile app you would like to install, such as Adobe Express, and click Send Link.
An overlay appears asking that you enter a mobile phone number. This is because Adobe will send a link to install the mobile app to that phone in a text message.
Enter your mobile phone number, confirm it, and click Send Link.
Check your mobile device text messages and you will find a new message that includes a link to download and install the mobile app you’ve chosen from your mobile platform’s app store. Click this link.
Follow the instructions presented by the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to complete the installation.
Recommended mobile applications
When viewing the list of mobile apps available, you may feel a bit overwhelmed, since many are named similarly and not every app is as useful as some others.
Here are the mobile apps that I believe are worth looking into for readers of this book:
Adobe Express: Accessible graphic design for digital and print (iOS & Android).
Adobe Capture: Used to capture colors, looks, shapes, materials, and more for use in other software through Creative Cloud Libraries (iOS & Android).
Adobe Fresco: Cloud-based painting, sketching, and drawing application (iOS & Windows).
Adobe Lightroom: Photograph management and editing across devices (iOS & Android).
Adobe Aero: Augmented reality for creating and viewing AR experiences (iOS & Android).
Adobe Photoshop: Cloud-based raster design for the iPad (iPadOS).
Adobe Illustrator: Cloud-based vector design for the iPad (iPadOS).
Adobe Premiere Rush: Cloud-based, short-form video editing and production (iOS & Android).
Adobe Photoshop Camera: A camera app with specialized filters designed in the spirit of Photoshop compositional effects (iOS & Android).
Adobe Creative Cloud: Access your Creative Cloud files and assets on mobile. Includes a set of useful quick actions to remove the background from an image, convert between file types, and so on (iOS & Android).
Adobe XD: Companion app to view and interact with cloud-based prototypes on real hardware as opposed to software-only previews (iOS & Android).
Behance: Access community content and creative livestreams on the Behance social network (iOS & Android).