Adobe will add its Creative Cloud to Google's lineup of Chromebook apps starting with Photoshop for the education market.
The news highlights how Google is trying to add key applications for its various verticals. Chromebooks have garnered interest in smaller businesses, education and the enterprise to some degree. As a result, PC makers including HP, Dell, Asus and others have been offering Chromebooks.
Adobe's Creative Cloud is a nice win for Google. Initially, Adobe Photoshop will be streamed and be designed to run from the cloud. Adobe's Creative Cloud will also be integrated with Google Drive to avoid the hassle of downloading and uploading files. Adobe files will be saved to Google Drive.
Education customers with paid accounts will have to apply to the streaming Photoshop effort on Chromebooks. Project Photoshop Streaming is in beta for North America and has various eligibility requirements. The application process will take three to four weeks to review.
While the addition of Creative Cloud isn't likely to sell Chromebooks the move will remove one reason to say no. Chromebooks include business apps such as Salesforce, MailChimp as well as the Google Apps tools you'd expect.