For anyone looking to get creative, be that for business or pleasure, there are a seemingly endless list of options to choose from. Even if you narrow things down to a single company, such as Adobe, the number of apps and services is a little overwhelming. And when it comes to Adobe, there is not only the question of cost to consider, but also the fact that many of the company's offerings are of a professional standard – and take years to master as a result.
But Adobe has a solution for people looking for some thing a little simpler. Having already branched out with its Express range of software, the company has launched Adobe Creative Cloud Express. It serves as a free entry point into the company's tools, for those times when the likes of Photoshop are either overkill or prohibitively expensive.
Adobe Creative Cloud Express is an app that has many bases covered, providing thousands of free templates for creating logos, posters, social media posts, videos and so much more. Being a cross-platform tool, you can create and edit your projects on desktop and mobile devices, with access to a decent range of image editing tools, fonts, stock photos and more.
At its heart, this is a tool for the non-technically minded, the casual user, and the beginner. But that is certainly not to say that it is limited. There's a powerful artificial intelligence called Adobe Sensei, working away making life easier when performing all sort of tasks.
At first glance, the suite is something that you will turn to when you have something to promote – a business, an event, an occasion, a celebration. But it can also be used to crate things like menus, book covers and more.
If Adobe Creative Cloud Express seems a little familiar, that's because it used to be known as Adobe Spark Post. This does not mean that the new app is simply a rebranding – there have been numerous changes and additions to the tools it includes. And for anyone who was concerned that Spark Post was just a flash in the pan, the bringing together under the Creative Cloud umbrella should serve as some reassurance that this is an app that's here to stay
Massively versatile without making compromises, and free without being too limited, Adobe Creative Cloud Express cleverly walks the line that trips up many freemium apps. For many people, the free version will more than suffice, but upgrading is easy – and relatively affordable – if you find you are lacking one of the premium features.