Chris Jarvis said it best inÂ The Best Camera Is The One Thatâ€™s With You, the camera or tool that you carry with you is the best one for the job at hand. That’s how I look at Adobe Ideas, part of the Adobe Touch family of Apps.
Sometimes creativity comes to you at odd times. Late at night, at work, while watching a movie and so on. Sure you can carry your moleskin everywhere you go, but there are some limitations to that. You always need to carry a pen or pencil. You have a limited area to compose your idea or note. Its also hard in a team setting to have everyone gather around a small notebook to brainstorm.
Since 2010 Adobe Ideas has been an alternative to this dilemma. First off Adobe ideas works well for as whiteboard brainstorming tool. Just plug your projector in and your ready to go. you can zoom in pan around and then email a PDF of the file straight from the app so everyone can refer back.
When you first launch Adobe Ideas youâ€™re presented with a gallery view of your files youâ€™ve been working on or have stored on your device.
When you work on your file you have mulitple tools at your disposal. And a clean view of your work space. Keep in mind that you can Pinch to Zoom Out and spread to Zoom In. Two fingers allows you to pan around the image, or you can use the hand tool.
You can choose to view your work area in full screen mode with out any tools. Good for when your using it as a White boarding app.
Your able to get precise control over what color you draw with. By controling RGB, HSB, or Theme colors. A welcome addition so you donâ€™t need to continuasly remember what base colors you used.
When you need to get the color of something with in the file you can use the eyedropper tool.
A great feature and expected staple of any Adobe Creative program is the use of layers. Adobe Ideas is no different, though you are limited to how many layers you can have (10 plus image layer.)
Export and Sharing
Adobe Ideas works seamlessly with Adobe Cloud. Access your files quickly and easily from anywhere as long as you have internet connection.
If you donâ€™t have Creative Cloud, you can export the files via Email or save it to your photo library, when a file is open. When you email the file it is done as a PDF. The PDF is able to be opened on your desktop using Adobe Illustrator.