Chris Jarvis said it best in  The Best Camera Is The One That’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.

 

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ADobe Ideas Gallery View

ADobe Ideas Gallery View

Gallery/File View

When you first launch Adobe Ideas you’re presented with a gallery view of your files you’ve been working on or have stored on your device.

Adobe Ideas Wide Open Work Area

Adobe Ideas Wide Open Work Area

Work Area

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.

Adobe Ideas Fullscreen View

Adobe Ideas Fullscreen View

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.

Adobe Ideas Color Selector

Adobe Ideas Color Selector

Color Choices

Your able to get precise control over what color you draw with. By controling RGB, HSB, or Theme colors. A welcome addition so you don’t need to continuasly remember what base colors you used.

Adobe Ideas Eyedropper Tool

Adobe Ideas Eyedropper Tool

Eyedropper Tool

When you need to get the color of something with in the file you can use the eyedropper tool.

Adobe Ideas Layers

Adobe Ideas Layers

Layers

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.)

Adobe Ideas Export Feature

Adobe Ideas Export Feature

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.

Adobe Ideas Email File

Adobe Ideas Email File

If you don’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.

Pros: Quick and easy to use, fast and responsive. Zooming is very fluid and comfortable. You often forget that your using a vector program.
Cons: 10 layers is typically enough but often you need extra layers. Would be nice to be able to name the layers. $9.99 is high priced for some users.

Wrap Up


Program: Adobe Ideas

Price: $9.99

Rating

4 Stars

4 Stars

Availability:

iOS Devices Android Devices Updated: Adobe Ideas is no longer available for Android devices.