Download and install apps
Install your first app from the Creative Cloud website. For subsequent apps, you can use either the website or the Creative Cloud for desktop app. You'll need a Creative Cloud membership to install apps. To use the apps for a free trial period, get a free Creative Cloud membership.
Use one of the following:
If this is the first time you're downloading an app, Adobe Creative Cloud for desktop is downloaded and installed on your computer. Creative Cloud for desktop then manages the rest of the installation process. However, if you already have Creative Cloud for desktop installed, it is launched automatically.
1. Visit the Creative Cloud Desktop Apps page.
- Open Creative Cloud for desktop, and in the Apps panel, scroll down to the app to install.
- Click Install.
The app is downloaded and installed on your computer. Depending on your Internet connection, it may take a while for the app to download.
For more information and download instructions, see Creative Cloud for desktop.
To download and install previous versions of apps, such as CS6, do the following:
- Open Creative Cloud for desktop and go to the Apps panel.
- Filter the apps by Previous Versions.
- Choose a version from the Install menu.
Update your apps to receive new features and bug fixes. Creative Cloud for desktop displays a notification when new updates are available.
You must uninstall the apps if you no longer need them. Do not drag the files and folders to the Trash or Recycle Bin.
For a few apps, such as Gaming SDK, the uninstall from Creative Cloud desktop app feature is not available. To uninstall such apps, use the alternate method described below.
- How long does it take to download?
- How many computers can I install on?
You may install software on up to two computers. These two computers can be Windows, Mac OS, or one each.
If you install on a third computer, it will request you to de-activate on the other two computers. You can then reactivate one of the previous two computers, and use Creative Cloud apps on it.
- How do I launch installed apps?
Apps are downloaded and installed on your computer. Click on the app name in the Creative Cloud for desktop app to launch it. See Launch apps after installing.
- How do I install Encore?
With the new subscription model, Encore is no longer updated with the other Creative Cloud apps. While installing these applications, there is no option to download Encore CS6, which is the last version of this program to be available. See the following document to Download and install Encore CS6.
- I can't install Creative Cloud for desktop
Creative Cloud for desktop application is only supported on Mac OS 10.6 or later, and Windows 7 or later. If you're downloading an app on an earlier operating system, Adobe Application Manager is used to download and install your app.
Note: Adobe Application Manager is automatically updated to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app on Mac OS X 10.7 or later, and Windows 7 or later.