Given the rapid pace at which coronavirus has spread, organisations and schools have had no choice but to implement a work/study from home policy. In doing their part, many corporates have come forward to offer students reprieve from the situation. Adobe, for its part, has offered free subcriptions to its Adobe CC apps for students and teachers. This move could come as a boon to students who need to continue using Adobe apps for their studies and coursework.
To get access to the apps, the school or college has to be an Education customer of Adobe. The temporary license will only be available until May 2020. However, getting access can be a little tedious.
For one, the school IT admin has to request home access via an application form here. Adobe is offering the entire Adobe CC desktop apps to student and teachers who can’t otherwise access the apps on their home machines.
With educational institutions going on a long hiatus because of the viral outbreak, making the apps temporarily free could help to get some work done.
And Adobe is not the only one. Popular synth makers MOOG and Korg have also made their music apps free for download for people stuck at home to create music even if they don’t know how to play the physical instruments.
Similarly, Microsoft is also offering free licenses to Microsoft Teams to startups and business to better manage employees working from home.