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Adobe Flash Professional CC 2014

Flash Professional CC 2014 review: Minor tweaks a boon to developers

With Creative Cloud, updates to Adobe's suite of apps will be more frequent, but not as dramatic. Flash Pro CC 2014 is an excellent example: A bunch of little changes add up a fine, if underwhelming, upgrade.

Adobe Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC2014 review: Adobe continues to add refinements that benefit illustrators

Usability enhancements to drawing and perspective tools round out this latest revision.

Adobe InDesign CC

InDesign CC 2014 review: Better e-book tools, easier workflows

The latest version of Adobe's desktop publishing program features much-needed features for creating ePub documents.

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Photoshop CC 2014 review: Image editor gets new time-saving features

Even after all these years, Adobe continues to add new features to its venerable image and photo editor that make it easier to get your work done.

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CorelDRAW X7 review: Customizable features make this robust design program very easy to use

Adobe Illustrator's biggest competitor doesn’t require a subscription, and its latest version offers a raft of improvements, plus interesting community features.

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Canva review: Free tool brings much-needed simplicity to design process

Canva is a free design tool aimed at beginners and professionals alike. It won't replace Photoshop, but for simple tasks, it may render it unnecessary.

Strikingly

Strikingly review: Make mobile-friendly Web sites with your Facebook profile and a click

Strikingly makes it super-easy to create an attractive Web site, especially if you use its one-click feature that pulls in content from your Facebook page.

Lucidpress review: Free beta makes typesetting simple, accessible, and fun

Lucidpress shows where the future of desktop publishing is headed, making it fun and accessible along the way.

LICEcap review: Make animated screenshots, prove GIFs aren't just for memes

Delightfully tiny utility LICEcap lets you create GIFs showing on-screen action, to quickly communicate software features and issues.

Tackk review: Out of beta, still an excellent way to create simple websites

Tackk is a marvelous webpage creation platform, and now, also a community.

Show, don't tell: 6 great tools for capturing, annotating, and sharing screenshots

Screenshots are invaluable in daily office life, whether they're for shiny product pages or just to better explain a technical issue you've stumbled on. Here are six excellent (and mostly free) screenshot tools.

Photoshop Elements 12 review: Mobile albums and content-aware tools dominate new release

Mobile phone fans will cheer Adobe Photoshop Elements 12's expanded integration with online photo album storage, viewing, and social networks.

Flash Professional CC review: Solid improvements but no flashy new features

The debut Creative Cloud version of Flash posts a solid evolution of core features and functions without bold headliners.