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Beyond the beta
Adobe's Creative Cloud has been in beta since the end of 2011, but only a subset of its functionality — syncing, storage (20GB) and sharing (see above) — has been available, for free, to users of Adobe's Touch Apps (for Android and iPad devices) and the desktop Creative Suite.
With the full launch of Creative Cloud, Adobe is unveiling a much bigger offering, including subscription access to all of the CS6 desktop applications, along with services such as Business Catalyst web site hosting, TypeKit fonts and the Single Edition of Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite. Further down the line, Adobe plans to add community features such as training, support and social networking.
A Creative Cloud subscription will cost £57.17 (ex. VAT) per month on a month-to-month basis, dropping to £38.11 (ex. VAT) a month if you sign up for an annual contract. Existing Creative Suite and 'point' product owners (CS3 or later) qualify for a special-offer monthly rate of £22.23 (ex. VAT) on an annual subscription if they sign up before 31 August.
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