Adobe Offers Cloud Storage Plus Monthly Subscription

Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is a creative hub where you can explore, create, publish, and share your work using Adobe Creative Suite desktop applications, Adobe Touch Apps, and services together for a complete ideation-to-publishing experience. (source : Adobe)

Over the years Adobe has pioneered in offering excellent design tools. Applications released by Adobe are integral part of all kinds of computer users worldwide. Adobe has introduced excellent tools that can be used to create stunning visuals by including not only text but also photos and animations.

Google built its empire on search engine technologies and expands its other spheres by strengthening social networking platform with its strong web based email application. Microsoft has built its empire by offering wide flavors of windows based operating systems. Oracle has established its domain in database. Similarly, Adobe had revolutionized the way the people express their ideas through design and animation. Adobe plans to expand its realm by expanding its domain of specialty and touching new milestones by spicing up with Adobe Cloud Services and Subscription plans.

It is a common practice to sell the software on outright basis. As long as the product support is offered by the software developer, software can be used. It is possible to update the software as and when the update is released by the software developer. In addition to the traditional outright purchase that can be used forever, Adobe has come up with subscription based services. Now, customers will be able to subscribe for the products on an annual basis or monthly basis. As long as the subscription is in force, customers will be able to avail free updates and upgrades. The advantage with the offer is that users will be able to purchase the entire package or a specific tool. Individual users and those who are going to use a tool for a limited period of time can benefit from this new move. This might tempt small scale users to for a tool for a limited time period without spending the full suit price. Adobe might win in this process by increasing its overall sales.

Subscription based offer will be available starting with Creative Suite 5.5. Substantive savings can be made by going for annual subscriptions. For example, Photoshop standard edition will cost $35 per month if the subscription is made for one year. On the other hand, if you opt for one month subscription, it will cost you $50. There is some difference between outright purchase and subscription based purchase in addition to the price. While subscription based products get all updates and upgrades automatically, outright purchased products have to cough-up money for every upgrade. The entire Adobe collections of products are available with a single Adobe package called Adobe Creative Cloud. It is offered at $49.99 per month when subscribed on annual basis. The new dimension in Adobe’s Creative Cloud is that users will be able to utilize cloud storage space up to 20 GB free of cost. The feature also enables data synchronizing facility across multiple devices.

Even though Adobe offers a whole lot of new design tools through Creative Cloud 5.5 along-with its innovative price design, Adobe has no plans to shed its weight on outright purchase. The product is expected to hit the market in the second-half of 2012. It will be interesting to discover socialized Adobe under the cloud!