Adobe offers a mobile app for nearly all of your creative needs. Whether it’s Photoshop for those last-minute edits or Illustrator for quick sketches, Adobe has you covered.
Apart from the mainstream choices, however, Adobe has built a host of lesser-known apps for a variety of jobs. Here are seven of them.
1. Adobe Scan
Adobe Scan bills itself as a powerful and portable PDF scanner. For the most part, it fulfills that promise. The app lets you scan a wide range of documents, such as business cards and whiteboard scribblings, and is equipped with a series of smart utilities to make the process less cumbersome.
For starters, Adobe Scan can automatically recognize most of the documents you try to capture. That means all you have to do is point your phone in the right direction and Adobe Scan will grab the document without you pressing or adjusting anything. Once you’ve clicked the picture, you can edit the result with several cropping tools as well as filters for enhancing its clarity.
What’s more, Adobe Scan allows you to stitch multiple files and form new PDFs from them. Before finishing up, you have the option to sign the documents as well. You can simply keep taking photos and appending them to the temporary project.
It even has the ability to parse business cards, which you can then easily save in your phone’s contacts. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is available if you’d like to extract the text instead of the image.
2. Adobe Fill & Sign
If you digitally sign and fill forms regularly, Adobe has an app for you called Fill & Sign. It comes with a bevy of features that enable you to quickly add text to forms and sign documents. You can import PDFs and image files, or take a new picture.
Once processed, you can overlay the fields with text boxes and type without any hassle. Plus, Fill & Sign offers a bunch of settings like text size and the ability to input in boxes instead of a single string. You can even input ticks and crosses for checkboxes.
After you’ve filled numerous forms, the app will start suggesting common entries like your name and address so you don’t have to manually enter them.
3. Adobe Spark Post
Adobe’s Spark Post is the app for people looking to design professional-grade marketing materials without having to go through advanced tutorials. It houses an endless range of templates you can instantly modify to suit your preferences and campaigns. If you’re not satisfied with those, Spark Post also lets you adjust the available elements individually.
You can thus build custom templates of your own by picking backgrounds, aspect ratios, layouts, and everything else. In addition, you can add animations for the text and generate a video instead of a still at the end. Once you’re content with the outcome, you can share your creation on social media or save it to your phone’s gallery.
4. Adobe Capture CC
Adobe Capture CC is a rather unorthodox camera app primarily intended for professionals who want their shots to stand out. The app is capable of creating visual elements from the world. It does so by letting you fetch or form patterns, colors, and more from scenes through the camera viewfinder.
So for instance, when you discover a unique color in the wild, you can simply launch Capture CC and digitally reproduce it by pointing the camera towards it. Furthermore, it has various pattern options with which you can spawn peculiar graphics. There’s a lot Capture CC can do once you figure out how it works, including replicating typographies.
The app is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, which means all your assets sync with your cloud account and other Adobe apps. Since the elements you produce are built on a proprietary framework, you need an Adobe account to utilize them. We’ve looked at reasons Adobe Creative Cloud is worth the cost, if you’re on the fence.
5. Adobe Premiere Clip
Adobe also has a stripped-down mobile counterpart for its Premiere Pro video editing platform. It’s called Premiere Clip and lets you easily produce a movie with your existing library, making it one of the best video editing apps on iOS.
There are two routes you can go when you begin a new project—Automatic or Freeform creation. The former directs the movie for you by intelligently figuring out the best moments, while the latter puts you in the driver’s seat. It offers a ton of editing tools like color-grading, trimming, and more.
Since it’s an Adobe product, you’re required to sign in with an Adobe account first. But fortunately, you can edit and download your projects without shelling out for a subscription.
6. Adobe Photoshop Mix
Adobe Photoshop Mix, as the name suggests, is a Photoshop offshoot and has a vast gamut of tools to try for blending pictures. You can precisely cut or select portions from a shot and combine them to yield a distinct frame. Photoshop Mix also offers plenty of effects you can apply on an entire photo or just a particular section.
Moreover, the app is compatible with layers, so you can mix more than two files if you want to and revert changes in one tap. The app features all the usual editing options as well, such the ability to tweak exposure, sharpness, and more.
7. Adobe Photoshop Fix
Another Photoshop spinoff, Adobe Photoshop Fix is one of the most powerful tools you can download for taking your portraits to the next level. You can retouch minute details and edit out blemishes. Plus, the app even has options to reshape an attribute to fabricate a more dramatic shot.
You can also add multiple facial points for tweaking the lighting, shadows, and similar.
Take Your Photo Editing to the Next Level
Adobe’s mobile apps are more than enough for both light and heavy photographers, and they’re all free to use. But they’re certainly no match for the company’s desktop clients that offer an expansive set of sophisticated tools.
Once you’re ready to take your photo editing skills to the next level, drop by our free Photoshop starter guide.