Some of the tabs described in this article might not be available in your installation of Creative Cloud desktop app.
The Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application is your central location for managing the dozens of apps and services that are included in your Creative Cloud membership. You can also sync and share files, manage thousands of fonts, access libraries of stock photography and design assets, and showcase and discover creative work in the community. The Creative Cloud desktop app is your window into it all.
When you download your first Creative Cloud product, the Creative Cloud desktop app is installed automatically. If you have Adobe Application Manager installed, it auto-updates to the Creative Cloud desktop app.
If you don’t have the Creative Cloud desktop app installed, you can download it manually. For more information, see Download Creative Cloud desktop app.
We do not recommend uninstalling the Creative Cloud desktop app. But if you must uninstall it, see Uninstall the Creative Cloud desktop app.
You can download, install, and update your apps from the Apps tab of the Creative Cloud desktop app. You can also browse apps by popularity, category, and version to discover new apps. For more information, see Download your Creative Cloud apps.
To download mobile apps on your mobile device, visit the Mobile apps catalog.
Access step-by-step tutorials on basic and advanced concepts directly within Creative Cloud desktop app. Click the Learn tab to view the list of tutorials for the apps installed on your system. Select Beginner to learn the basics or Experienced to refine your skills.
Sync files from your computer to Creative Cloud and access them from anywhere. Files are instantly available on all your connected devices and computers, and on your Creative Cloud Files page. To sync files, download and install the Creative Cloud desktop app on all computers, and do one of the following:
- Copy, paste, or move files to the Creative Cloud Files directory or folder on your computer.
You can open the Creative Cloud Files directory or folder from the Creative Cloud desktop app by clicking the Assets tab, then the Files panel, and clicking Open Folder.
- In an app, choose File > Save or File > Save As and navigate to the Creative Cloud Files directory or folder on your computer.
You can view your files online on the Creative Cloud Assets page. Once the files are synced, you don't need to be online, and you can view them from the Creative Cloud Files directory or folder on your computer.
For information on working with files uploaded to Creative Cloud, see Browse, sync, and manage assets.
If there is an update available for Creative Cloud Sync, a red badge is displayed next to the Assets tab.
Your Creative Cloud subscription includes Adobe Fonts, which offers thousands of fonts from hundreds of type foundries. For information on how to activate your fonts, see Add fonts from the Adobe Fonts service.
You can search for image assets on Adobe Stock from right within the Creative Cloud desktop app.
Adobe Stock is a service that provides designers and businesses with access to 55 million high-quality, curated, royalty-free images, illustrations, vector graphics, video, and our new Premium collection for all their creative projects. You can purchase a single image on an as-needed basis, or purchase a multi-image subscription.
You can add a watermarked image preview from the Adobe Stock website to any of your libraries. In Creative Cloud apps that support Libraries—Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and After Effects—simply drag the watermarked stock image from the Libraries panel to your project. When you’re ready, you can also license the stock image from within the Libraries panel in the Creative Cloud desktop app.
When you license an image, Creative Cloud apps that support library-linked assets—Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign—automatically updates all linked instances of the image to the licensed, high-resolution version without the watermark.
For more information, see Using Adobe Stock.
Creative Cloud Market is a collection of high-quality, curated content by creatives, for creatives. Creative Cloud subscribers can access assets from Market for free on desktop and mobile devices (via Creative Cloud connected apps), choosing from an incredible selection of vector graphics, icons, patterns, UI kits, and more. Creative Cloud subscribers can download up to 500 unique, royalty-free assets each month. This powerful new service lets creatives seamlessly find assets to build upon, manipulate, and modify to jumpstart their creative process.
For more information, see Creative Cloud Market.
Showcase and discover creative work on Behance. As a member, you can create a portfolio of your work and broadcast it widely and efficiently. Or, explore the latest creative work from designers around the world by browsing featured or popular work across fields.
- Log in or sign up to access your Behance Activity Feed, Portfolio, and Share & Discover New Work. If you already have an account, you are prompted to log in. If you don't have an account already, signup is quick and easy.
- Even without a Behance account, you can explore Projects and Work in Progress from the Creative Cloud desktop app, using the Discover panel.
To open the Preferences dialog box in the Creative Cloud desktop app, click the three vertical dots icon at the upper-right, and then choose Preferences.
The Preferences dialog box gives you options for customizing and working with Creative Cloud, including changing your software install language and adjusting settings for Creative Cloud services.
Launch at login
Select this option to launch Creative Cloud desktop app by default, every time you log in to your system.
Attach window to Notification Area
Select this option to attach the Creative Cloud window to the taskbar. If this option is selected, the Creative Cloud desktop app does not launch in a separate window.
Change the language setting of your Creative Cloud apps. All apps that you download after making this change installs in the new language.
Change the install location of your Creative Cloud apps. All apps that you install after making this change will install in the new location.
Show Older Apps
Select this option to view apps that are not available in the Creative Cloud desktop app by default.
Select this option to get your apps updated automatically as soon as an update is available.
Manages syncing of files and libraries to Creative Cloud. Turning sync off only stops syncing your files and libraries but do not delete them locally.