Adobe shuts down Creative Cloud file sync ahead of schedule

By Abhinav Mishra | Updated 20 May 2013
Adobe shuts down Creative Cloud file sync ahead of schedule
  • Adobe apologizes after a flux of updates causing stability issues led them to take the preview version of a the Creative Cloud sync tool offline earlier than expected.

Unforeseen stability issues have led Adobe Systems to take the preview version of their Creative Cloud mobile and web synchronization tool offline earlier than expected.

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Adobe's Creative Cloud Connection is a service that syncs files made on mobile devices or uploaded via the web to the subscriber's PC.

The Creative Cloud Connection service was launched half a year ago in a preview version, and this week, due to stability issues caused by recent updates, the company had to take a major component of the service offline, file synchronization, ahead of schedule. The company had earlier planned to make the service offline during the transition from preview to full release, when with would be making the expected fixes and upgrades to the interface and the software used to communicate with Adobe's servers. 

You can refer to Adobe's blog post on the issue for details, where the company apologizes for the inconvenience caused by updates, and explains to users how to continue the services in the meanwhile.

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Elaborating on the Adobe has plans to move from a subscription-based model to selling it's Creative Suite through a perpetual license. Perpetual licenses of new version of CS6 are still sold, however new features only appear in the Creative Cloud versions.

The Creative Cloud subscription costs $50 a month for a yearly subscription or $75 a month. It allows users access to the full suite of Adobe software, coupled with some online services, which include web publishing and fonts, apart from file synchronization. Users can also subscribe to single software at $20 a month.

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Perpetual subscribers were very critical of Creative Cloud subscriptions. Those who upgrade less often are apprehensive of an effective price rise, while others don't buy the idea of losing their ability to edit files at some point in the future unless they pay Adobe.

However, Adobe has claimed that there would be faster software updates and has plans to expand it's wide array of online services.

Adobe apologizes after a flux led them to take the preview version of a sync tool offline earlier than expected.

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Source: CNET

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