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Update on New Creative Cloud 2020 Direct Download Links

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Every year, Adobe’s creative product launches seem to get bigger – and this year is no exception… This morning, in front of a record 15,000 attendees at the annual MAX conference, Adobe unveiled the new CC 2020 Release, which feels like their biggest product launch since they first introduced Creative Cloud over seven years ago.

As we’ve come to expect from Adobe, there are major updates across the entire suite of tools and services, including entirely new Creative Cloud tools as well as significant new features and improvements to existing applications, and even some surprises: Photoshop on iPad 1.0 now shipping, a brand new AR app called Adobe Aero (free!), the new Adobe Fresco available on Windows 10, and even Illustrator on iPad coming next year.

As always, all upgrades to your CC apps are included are part of your Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost. The CC 2020 software is available immediately for worldwide download via the Creative Cloud Desktop App… This means everyone gets either a free upgrade or a free trial – but some folks want or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download/app manager.

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As of this writing, the new CC 2020 direct download links are not yet available, but we hope they will be publicly released soon… As in the past, we are actively in touch with Adobe staff and advocating for you – our readers and for Creative Cloud customers everywhere – to get these posted as soon as possible. Everybody is asking us about this!

In the meantime, the CC 2019 standalone installers are still available for use and download.

For decades now, Adobe has always provided CC and CS industry-standard downloadable installers for many valid reasons… In our view, the need is strong and they should continue to do so.

If you agree, then share your thoughts below on why you want or need direct download links. More importantly, please also post feedback on the Adobe Forums and definitely send your comments to the product teams to tell the company directly. Then spread the word to others you know!

As always, we will be following this story closely going forward, and keeping this page up to date with the latest news regarding new offline installers, as well as publishing further information on the status of CC 2020 direct download links.

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Changing System Requirements

Also important to know that the system requirements have changed, both on Windows as well as on Mac, in order to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies… On Macs, the CC 2020 release now requires macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher. If you’re not yet running a compatible version of macOS, then you can get a free upgrade directly from Apple to High Sierra (10.13), to Mojave (10.14), or to Catalina (10.15). Be aware, however, that in Catalina – the latest release – Apple has dropped support for any older 32-bit programs that may be installed on your Mac.

On PCs, Windows 10 (version 1809 or higher) is a fully-supported platform for all Creative Cloud applications. Windows 7 SP1 will still work for some CC tools, but not key ones like the video and audio apps, and Windows 8.x is not supported at all. Furthermore, except for Acrobat DC, Creative Cloud no longer supports Windows 32-bit systems. Most CC 2019 apps already required a Windows 64-bit OS, and that requirement has now expanded to all CC 2020 apps. This means that 32-bit versions of Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver and Bridge are not offered in CC 2020, as they were in CC 2019.

Adobe explains that focusing their efforts on more modern OS versions allows them to concentrate on developing the features and functionality most requested by members, while ensuring peak performance that takes advantage of modern hardware. For more details, please consult the complete CC 2020 System Requirements. If these specifications don’t work for you for some reason, then you can instead continue to use the older CC 2019 applications, or even CC 2018.

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  1. Daniel

    I’m hoping it won’t be too long before the new links are up :)

  2. Michael Button

    I just want to know if there are any new nasty surprises like the last ones had. Specifically, are they changing keyboard commands for common tasks again (like they did for constraining zoom in photoshop, and zoom out in illustrator), because that is a deal breaker for updating.

  3. David

    Why does Adobe insist on playing this stupid game every year? Just release the installers on the same day as the software release. 😠

  4. Zdzislaw Malina

    I have a very slow internet connection, but my friend has 150 Mb/s. Therefore I always download the huge installers via him. At my home, it would take up to 5 days.

    • We hear you Zdzislaw, and it’s people like you who are absolutely the reason we fight so hard for Adobe to continue providing direct download links for their products! All too often – especially in rural, remote or developing areas – a strong, fast and unlimited Internet connection is simply not the reality, and either not affordable or not available at all.

      So thanks for sharing your experience. There are many customers like you who simply cannot use (or afford) the Creative Cloud Desktop app for one reason or another to maintain their software, and this is another critical reason why direct download links are absolutely needed.

      In fact, we put together a whole list of reasons why here!

  5. tumelo
  6. Hasitha

    Where are the direct download links ??

  7. anna

    Prosím, máte nějaké informace kdy by měl vyjít nový Adobe Acrobat DC 2020?
    Děkuji.

  8. anna

    Please do you have any information when the new version of Acrobat 2020 will be released?

  9. Alexandre

    Why some direct download software is not RTM?

  10. NoisyBoy

    Thanks prodesigntools.com !
    – All products from Adobe, I always go to your page to get the Direct Download Links (CS-CC). Still waiting for the links from you !

  11. Here’s hoping Dreamweaver CC 2020 works with Catalina!
    Thanks for your hard work on getting these standalone installer links, all @ ProDesignTools.

  12. Louis Hazard

    Want to give my money to Adobe, but can’t download!!! Only way that works for me is via Direct Download. Went through everything suggested, to try and get the CC App working, but nothing worked. Multiple times. It wouldn’t be quite so bad if I wasn’t getting inundated with ads telling me to try the new release. Love the software! The Company? Not so much. :)

  13. Louis Hazard

    @ProDesignTools

    You all have nothing to apologize for. Adobe is the one who needs to be apologizing for alienating those of us who still want to be customers.

  14. Peter

    Thanks for all the info. My reason for using a direct link ( thanks to you ) is that the Creative Cloud desktop App is just not helping with PS, keeps giving an error code though works with all other programs.

  15. Louis Hazard

    I wish, like Peter, I did get an error code. I would feel more hopeful. My problem is ALL downloads, of any program the CC App is working on, hang at or near 50% completion. Because I download LARGE, multi GB, files from others (graphic programs and graphic resource files are notoriously HUGE) without problems other than the time it takes, (something I have learned to live with long ago), I believe this is why it does not work for me. I have said this to Adobe via multiple ways. I don’t think they believe me. This is why I started using the Direct Links in the first place, before 2020 was released. I live in a rural area of southwest VA, very poor (and slow) Internet speeds. (1.5Mbps – at best, less than that most often.) If the server I am accessing, or the download method a program (like the CC App) uses to manage downloads doesn’t have a manual way of resuming a timed-out download, I have to keep starting over at the beginning. Sometimes it eventually works. Most times not. The last three MAJOR updates with PS were only possible for me by direct download. So this is NOT a recent problem. That’s all I am asking Adobe for, the ability to resume a timed-out download. However my system handles the Direct links, it does not get the same problems with time-outs that the CC App does.

  16. Louis Hazard

    Wanted to add that before the 1.5Mbps, we still had dial-up! (Or if you could afford a Satellite dish, with all its limitations.) At first it seemed like we were in Heaven! ;) Today? Maybe Purgatory. :)

    • Yep, you are the key type of customer who absolutely needs these – users in rural/remote areas or those with poor/slow or unreliable Internet connections… It’s not uncommon at all to be in your shoes, or have to pay per MB of download over a costly cell connection, or to be capped at a certain limit of bandwidth per month, etc. All these situations make it prohibitive or impossible to download 20 GB of CC upgrades the suggested way.

      There are also other important reasons as well – which is why we keep fighting for industry-standard offline installers for Creative Cloud 2020 to be released asap!

  17. Louis Hazard

    @ProDesignTools

    Thank you for EVERYTHING all of you do.

  18. Micah Berkley

    This site is always click bait. You are generating traffic surely…. but you are fake as hell. Why can’t you ever provide the links you say you have in your title. We just need the direct download link for 2020… Not all this talking.

    • Well, perhaps because Adobe has not released the Creative Cloud 2020 direct download links yet?

      Which means that regrettably we cannot just “provide the links” for you at this time – and is why the post title actually says “Update on …” rather than anything else.

      In other words, we thought you’d like to know the status of what’s going on with these. Do you disagree?

      Most readers appreciate our ongoing advocacy for these much-requested resources, and our continued efforts with Adobe to help make them available.

      Exhibit 1: The CC 2019 direct download links, which actually started out the same way (unavailable), but were eventually released after ongoing discussions:

      Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 Standalone/Offline Installers, for Win & Mac

      #NotFake.

  19. John Adobe

    @David
    Before the advent of the Creative Cloud (CC) suite of applications, Adobe used to announce and release the download links for the Creative Suite (CS) applications on the same day.

    In fact, the official CS download links often got leaked a few days in advance of the official launch and announcement of the latest CS applications (and even before ProDesignTools had the links). Those were the times to cherish.

    Sadly those days are gone, and we the paying consumers now suffer the indignity of waiting months (and in previous years, sometimes a year or two) before the CC download links are officially made available.

    Adobe have taken us for a ride over the last eight years or so since the inception of the Creative Cloud, but there is almost nothing we can do as Adobe has a monopoly in the creative content industry.

    Just hope and pray the CC 2020 links come before Xmas – Christmas 2019 that is, rather than Christmas 2020.

  20. John Adobe

    @Micah Berkley

    Contrary to your misinformed and misguided opinion that this site is click bait, ProDesignTools is THE premier site to gain insights into acquiring Adobe applications (legitimately), and how best to make use of the power within these applications along with one’s creativity through e-books offered here.

    https://prodesigntools.com/download-free-adobe-books.html

    It should be obvious to all that have followed this site for many years that ProDesignTools has a direct relationship with Adobe, thus any information given on this website is directly from the horse’s mouth.

    ProDesignTools is an invaluable resource for all that use Adobe software, however Micah, you appear unimpressed with the good work ProDesignTools does on our behalf to ensure the users’ concerns are heard by Adobe. I suggest you try and attempt to get your voice heard and acted upon in Adobe’s forums ( forums.adobe.com ) – you wouldn’t get a response.

    Keep up this excellent resource, ProDesignTools. Don’t be disheartened by Micah Berkley. I, along with many many more here truly appreciate you advocating on our behalf.

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