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Adobe Captivate 8 Direct Download Links: Free Trials with no Akamai

May 22nd, 2014 30 comments

Download the New Adobe Captivate 8 Free Trial Now

[UPDATE (April 2017) – These still work to download the old Captivate 8 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2017 Direct Download Links!]

Adobe just announced the launch and immediate availability of Captivate 8, a major upgrade to their industry-leading eLearning and mLearning authoring software. With substan­tial updates throughout the product, the company calls this, “the single most significant release of Adobe Captivate in a decade.”

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All Adobe CC 2013 Updates: The Direct Download Links for Windows

February 5th, 2014 46 comments

Download New Adobe CC Now! (Try or Buy)

[UPDATE (July 2015) – These still work to download updates for the older CC 2013 release… However we also now have direct links for the new CC 2015 product updates.]

One of the great benefits of the Adobe CC release is receiving an ongoing stream of product updates at no extra cost… No longer do we have to wait 1-2 years for our tools to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we get the latest & greatest features and improvements as soon as they are ready.

Since the initial launch of CC in June, Adobe has issued new upgrades for each individual app about once every 3-4 months, bringing new power and capabilities to all subscribers.

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All Adobe CC 2013 Updates: The Direct Download Links for Mac OS

February 5th, 2014 36 comments

Download New Adobe CC Now! (Try or Buy)

[UPDATE (July 2015) – These still work to download updates for the older CC 2013 release… However we also now have direct links for the new CC 2015 product updates.]

One of the great benefits of the Adobe CC release is receiving an ongoing stream of product updates at no extra cost… No longer do we have to wait 1-2 years for our tools to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we get the latest & greatest features and improvements as soon as they are ready.

Since the initial launch of CC in June, Adobe has issued new upgrades for each individual app about once every 3-4 months, bringing new power and capabilities to all subscribers.

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Adobe Flash Player 11.9 Direct Download Links for Windows & Mac

October 9th, 2013 75 comments

Adobe Flash Player 11 is here!

In continuing to provide the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Acrobat DC, Elements 15, and Lightroom 6/CC, below you’ll find the DDL for the brand new just-released Adobe Flash Player 11.9 (the final version).  This is important because the free Flash Player is the most widely-used and often-downloaded software in world, and some folks find it easier to access it quickly and directly, without a download manager (e.g., Akamai), or with their own DLM, and without additional products or toolbars included.

Check your current Adobe Flash Player: What version are you running now?

What’s New in Flash Player 11?

Flash Player 11.9 contains dozens of sophisticated new features and enhancements over FP version 10, here are some of the major ones – for more, and more details, see the Official Release Notes:

  • Improved Security through Sandboxing Enhancements
  • Concurrency (ActionScript Background Workers)
  • Expanded Hardware and Driver Support
  • Full screen complete keyboard input
  • Low latency audio support (Sound API)
  • Protected Mode for Firefox
  • Mouse-Lock, 360-Rotation, and Infinite Scrolling
  • Added Support for Middle-Click & Right-Click
  • Automatic Background Updates (Windows & Mac)
  • Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
  • Stage 3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering
  • Native 64-bit Support Available
  • H.264/AVC Software Encoding for Cameras
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support
  • Cubic Bezier Curves
  • Updated iOS native extensions
  • Native text input UI for Android

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Direct Download Links, Premiere too

September 25th, 2013 90 comments

[UPDATE (October 2017) – These still work to download the old Elements 12 trials. We also now have the new Elements 2018 Direct Download Links!]

In keeping with our custom of publishing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Lightroom 6/CC, and Acrobat DC, below you’ll find the direct links from Adobe’s servers for the free trials of the new releases of Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12, for both Windows and Mac OS.

Direct Download Links for Adobe Elements 12 - Get It Now

These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. They are especially useful when you are unable to down­load Adobe’s free trials via other means – often due to difficulties with the Akamai Download Manager or Adobe Download Assistant…

With the links provided below, you can use your own browser’s download capability (without DLM), or another download manager of your choice.

For setting up PSE 12 and/or PRE 12 on Windows, each program consists of two down­loaded files: an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work (and install) once the .7z file is fully down­loaded and resides in the same folder. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.

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Adobe CC 2013 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2013 Release

June 19th, 2013 381 comments

Download New Adobe CC Now! (Try or Buy)

[UPDATE (Nov. 2017) – These still work to download the older CC 2013 installers. We also now have Adobe’s all-new CC 2018 Direct Download Links!]

The new Adobe “CC” release is now available for instant download worldwide and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 6, including hundreds of new features added to the individual desktop applications…

Here we’ve put together a complete set of Adobe CC (2013) direct download links for all the new products (Windows and Mac OS), for instant access and the ability to use your own download manager or download assistant if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs (AAM, ADA, Akamai DLM, CCD, ACC) and need to get the trials without it… These can also come in quite handy if you want offline CC installers to use, store, or back up with (i.e., copy to USB flash drive, burn to DVD or disc media, etc).

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New Adobe “CC” Release Now Available – What You Need to Know

June 17th, 2013 42 comments

Download New Adobe CC Now! (Try or Buy) Get Hundreds of New Features in All the Apps

[UPDATE (Oct. 2017) – The all-new Adobe CC 2018 release has launched and is now available! See what’s new in features and all the differences compared to older versions and CS6.]

Six weeks after its official introduction, Adobe today has rolled out the the new “CC” release, with hundreds of new features and improvements across the product line centering on productivity, performance, and connectivity – see our guide to what’s new in CC…

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New Adobe Lightroom 5: Direct Download Links + Difference vs. LR4

June 10th, 2013 13 comments

[UPDATE (April 2015) – The new Adobe Lightroom 6/CC release is now shipping! Download a free trial instantly or check out what’s new in Lightroom 6 vs. 5.]

Yes – the final Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is just out and now shipping! Pretty much on the time­frame we forecast, you can download a free trial today… And the new product will work side-by-side with any previous releases of Lightroom you may own. If you have an earlier version installed on your system(s), Lightroom 5 will ask if you’d like to upgrade your catalog and copy everything over.

New Adobe Lightroom 5 is Now Shipping! Download a Free Trial Instantly or Get It Free with Adobe CC

After a 50% price drop for LR4, the price for Lightroom 5 standalone continues to be US$149 for the full version, and $79 to upgrade from any previous release (LR1, LR2, LR3, or LR4)… Students and teachers can get the full education edition for $79.

If you’ve joined the Creative Cloud, then the full release of Lightroom 5 is already available for you to download and use now as part of your membership – it comes automatically and at no additional cost.

Install now: Get all new Adobe CC 2018 direct download links and free trials.

Also, if you happened to purchase Lightroom 4 within the past 30 days, then if you like you can return it under Adobe’s Refund Policy and order Lightroom 5 instead. It’s not an official “grace period,” but it works.

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Download Adobe Captivate 7 Free Trials: Direct Links w/o Akamai

June 3rd, 2013 11 comments

Download New Adobe Captivate 7 Free Trial

[UPDATE (April 2017) – These still work to download the old Captivate 7 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2017 Direct Download Links!]

In surprise news this morning, Adobe introduced and announced the immediate availability of Captivate 7, a major upgrade to its industry-leading eLearning authoring software for rapidly creating a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mobile Learning content [see full details of the annoucement].

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Adobe Lightroom 5 Beta Release is Out! Free Public Download Now

April 16th, 2013 13 comments

[UPDATE (June 10th) – The Lightroom 5 final release is now shipping!]

Adobe has just announced a free public beta release of the eagerly-anticipated Photoshop Lightroom 5, with new tools and advancements to develop, enhance and share your digital photographs… Lightroom 5 provides photographers with an elegant and efficient way to work with their growing digital image collections, bring out the best in their images, and make an impact from raw capture to creative output, all while maintaining the highest possible quality each step of the way.

Download the Free Adobe Lightroom 5 Beta Now!

“The Lightroom team is proud to introduce the fifth major version of the product designed for and by photographers. We’ve been hard at work improving an application that’s intended to be as easy to use as it is powerful. This release builds on the image quality improvements in Lightroom 4 to provide a truly complete workflow and imaging solution. We encour­age you to try the beta release and provide your feedback to the product team.”

Available as a free public download for Windows and Mac, the Lightroom 5 beta is a limited-time preview of new features and capabilities that will be offered in the final release of LR5, expected in mid-2013 and available separately as well as part of the Creative Cloud.

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