Adobe has added to its mobile app family, as the company recently introduced two new apps – Adobe Comp CC and Adobe Slate.
For starters, Adobe Comp CC is a free iPad app that enables designers to create layout concepts for mobile, Web and print. The app is built on the Adobe Creative SDK and supports iPad gestures, fonts from Typekit and enables users to leverage personal assets stored in Creative Cloud Libraries. Design concepts can also be sent to Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC or Adobe Photoshop CC so designers can add finishing touches to their concepts from their desktops.
Users should also know that Adobe Comp CC features a single source file and a rich history feature so that every design iteration is saved. In fact, users can move files backward or forward in time by dragging their fingers left or right across the iPad.
In addition to Comp CC, Adobe unveiled a new iPad storytelling app dubbed Slate that aims to make it simple for users to turn words and images into a story that can be published as Web content. With this app, users can create a variety of content, including reports, newsletters and documents.
Adobe Slate features magazine-style layouts with a variety of fonts, colors and motion. Plus, content created on Slate automatically adapts to any device. It is also important to note that Slate content is available as links that can be shared via text message and email, as well as can be embedded in websites or posted on social channels.
Adobe Slate also includes a collection of themes that can be used for any story, an easy-to-use interface that makes it simple to add text, choose the right photo layout and apply motion. Plus, users can add call-to-action buttons to content for encouraging readers to take action, such as “Donate Now,” “Volunteer” or “Learn More.”