Adobe Announces Software Subscription Plan

Adobe made an interesting announcement this week, and I’m wondering what you all think of it.

They’re asking $50-$70 per month for a subscription to their Creative Suite Master Edition (which includes all the CS apps), Adobe Touch Apps (apps for mobile devices), limited access to their Digital Publishing suite (for creating interactive publications on tablets), limited access to their tools for building and managing websites, and access to cloud-based fonts for websites (via their recently acquired Typekit).

The Adobe Creative Cloud will be available in the first half of 2012 for $600 per year for individuals and $840 per year per seat for workgroups. Here are some useful links:

  • The official Adobe Creative Cloud page is here.
  • Adobe’s senior vice president David Wadwhani discusses it here.
  • Quite a few people are discussing the prices and other issues here.
  • You can read a statement from Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen here.

So, what do you think?