The full Cloud programs are Windows or Mac
-what is in the entire Cloud http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/desktop.html
Thanks for the info John,
Let me get down to specifics.
1 - It seems that my Creative Cloud account would cover BOTH Desktop and Mobile apps, correct? Although each app group has a separate page (no page for EVERYTHING under the sun that Creative Cloud would cover), it seems to be implied that both groups are covered under the same account... just want to verify this.
2 - For obvious reasons, the bigger desktop apps have comparable "lighter" mobile versions. Full Photoshop vs. Photoshop Express, Lightroom, Sketch, etc.; Illustrator vs. Illustrator Draw; InDesign vs. Comp; on and on. My main question is: can I work on the same file back and forth on separate platforms? The literature states that I can start something in the mobile environment and move on seamlessly to finish on the desktop arena. But, can I then go BACK to mobile with the same file? For example, would there be certain features in full desktop Photoshop that can't be covered by mobile apps (layering, effects, file size, etc.). Same thing with InDesign or Illustrator...
1 - yes, one Cloud account for Win/Mac programs AND the mobile apps
2 - I only use a Windows computer for all work, so can't answer
1. Correct, you can use your current account for both desktop and the mobile apps.
2. It is only one direction like you describe, mobile to the desktop. And you are correct ,there are lots of features in the desktop programs which are not available in the mobile versions.
These links might also help:
Mobile apps tutorials | Learn how to use Adobe mobile apps
Thanks John, that does help a bit.
That's what I thought. I was just hoping that between all additional mobile apps, they would somehow cumulatively cover most features of the desktop "big guys." But I guess that's not the case.
Normally this would be a no-brainer and I would just get a laptop for my add-on. But as an illustrator, the iPad Pro Pencil is just so enticing. Having been a Mac user for 25+ years, I can't believe I'm about to say this... but I just wish Apple would catch up to the PCs and have touch-screen capabilities standardized once and for all in their laptop and/or desktop systems.
Thanks for your input.