Interesting Thought: Why should Adobe keep releasing Creative Suite for the Mac?

April 12 2010

(Note to the reader: I am starting a new "Interesting Thought" blog type. These are mostly quick thoughts I want to get out there for discussion but feel that Twitter and Facebook make the discussion difficult. Enjoy)

Interesting Thought: With what seems to be a permanent desire to not support flash on the Apple mobile (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) platform, going all the way up to Steve Jobs himself, why would Adobe not decide to cease supporting OS X Operating System for it's Creative Suite? Creative Suite is just as good on the PC (so I am told, I have not used it on either platform for about 2 years). Why focus on a platform where the company is not willing to work with you on other areas? And frankly, CS is one of the top three reasons people purchase Mac desktops these days (video editing, music recording and processing, and desktop publishing being the top three uses of the Mac desktops) - would it put pressure on Apple to work with Adobe?

Yes, I know, its reactionary and negative. But so is telling developers they can't use third-party tools to compile apps for the Apple mobile platform. Some folks out there agree with the decision. Some go as far to say this is personal.

Adobe needs to protect it's best interests and invest in the platforms where they have partners. Apple has clearly made it's stand. Why shouldn't Adobe?