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Photoshop is a tool I use almost daily, and have since 2007. While I’m nowhere as good a lot of other professionals, I’m more than competent when at using Photoshop for photo editing and design work. So, when Adobe Photoshop Touch for Phone (the app’s actual name) was released in late February, my curiosity was instantly piqued.

With Photoshop being such a power desktop application, I asked myself if it was possible for Adobe to develop an adequate version for a phone. After spending time with Photoshop Touch, though, I came away with a definitive answer to my previous question. (more…)

PDFs are a powerful way to share formatted content without having to worry about file compatibility or conversion errors. Printing a Pages document to PDF ensures that everyone from a Linux nerd to a Windows junkie sees an identical file. While an increasing reliance on PDFs means that all users see an identical document, fixing occasional typos and errors requires that users return to the source file, fix the errors and re-export the document. A PDF-based workflow begs for a more powerful PDF tool, one that doesn’t require users to return to the original file to make one small change. There are plenty of PDF annotation apps in the App Store, but few of these have the power to edit beyond the annotation layer.

PDFpen is a popular PDF editor for the Mac that’s both powerful and affordable. Smile released its iPad version of PDFpen less than a year ago, bringing some of the desktop version’s most powerful features to the iPad. The company recently completed the device trinity with the addition of PDFpen for iPhone.

Does this pint-sized PDF editor hold up to its elder counter parts?

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There are plenty of reasons why you might want to take a screen capture of a website. While saving them as a JPEG or in a Word document is easy, nothing classes up the presentation quite like transforming an image into a PDF.

URL2PDF is the app that does that tricky task for you. Just copy and paste links and convert them into PDF files that can be shared via email or opened in programs such as Dropbox, iBooks and Google Drive.

Can URL2PDF be your new method for immortalizing Web content? Find out after the jump. (more…)

If you’re like me, you take photos with your phone anywhere and everywhere. Whether it’s inspiration for a design, or I just want to remember a random moment with some friends, I seem to always be snapping pics and loading up my library with images. The artist in me is never satisfied with the image though. I want to tweak. I tend to think “This would look so much cooler if I (fill in the blank).”

With Adobe Photoshop Express I have the tools at my disposal to tinker to my heart’s content. Need a better crop? I can do that. Black and white? I can do that. In fact, I can do that and a lot more. So here’s a look at some of the killer features and a few of the limitations of the app.

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I’ve never heard anyone criticize cheese for not tasting like shrimp, or condemn a car for not being capable of flying like an airplane (although it’s 2010, and I still want to know when we’re going to get our flying cars).

Adobe Ideas, a nifty digital sketchbook app from Adobe, isn’t a full-featured sketching application in the vein of SketchBook Pro or Brushes . . . but it’s not trying to be. Instead, Adobe Ideas encourages you to doodle, brainstorm, sketch, and toy with concepts. In this regard, Adobe Ideas really shines.
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