Adobe’s just-launched Creative Cloud is off to a tremendous start. Right now it offers access to Adobe’s line of desktop apps, plus 20GB of storage, Typekit access, and Web site publishing.
So… where to from here?
Right now I think most customers aren’t thinking “cloud” at all; rather, they’re thinking “a different way to purchase Photoshop et al.” That’s fine for now, but we could do so much more. For example, for the past—my God, eight?—years I’ve been pushing the notion of making one’s Photoshop “fingerprint” (preferences, brushes, etc.) portable & network-synced. Creative Cloud provides an architecture & business model to really make that possible. Similarly, it opens all kinds of possibilities for publishing (tablet publications & apps, video), commerce (photography, etc.), team collaboration, and more.
We have a ton of ideas on ways to make Creative Cloud even more compelling, but it’s critical that we get your opinion. Here’s a brief survey (which should take just a minute or two to complete), and we’d love to hear your thoughts via comments.