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Here Are All the Free Upgrades to Adobe CC Since Its Initial Release

All Adobe CC Free Upgrades Included Since Initial Launch in June 2013

When comparing Creative Cloud to the older Creative Suite model, one of the promises of CC is an ongoing stream of product updates that comes included with every membership. Paying extra for upgrades is a thing of the past because your tools are always up-to-date with the latest-and-greatest versions – instantly as soon as the download is available, or whenever you want it to happen…

So, after a long history of monolithic 18-24 month product cycles, how is the company now adapt­ing and delivering on this new rapid refresh model in this time of fast-paced techno­logical changes?

The Creative Cloud Desktop App Manager

The initial CC release shipped on June 17th of last year. We originally thought we’d see updates released about once a month or so – but with 15 different creative tools across the entire CC collection, the upgrades have come more frequently… On average, each indiv­idual app is being updated every 2-4 months.

Lately, the pace of updates has slowed somewhat, likely in broad preparation for what the Adobe CEO said in March: “We are excited about the amazing innovation we will deliver in a major update to Creative Cloud in the next few months…”

What’s Been Added Recently to Creative Cloud

So we know already what’s different between 2012’s CS6 vs. the first CC release, but there isn’t anywhere we’ve seen keeping track of everything that’s happened since. In other words, what are the differences between the original June version of CC and the currently-available version?

To help answer that, here is a list of all the application updates that Adobe has added to CC since its debut in June 2013… These upgrades are automatically included for all Creative Cloud members at no additional cost:


June 17, 2013
Major Update to Creative Cloud Now Available »
Products upgraded: All (initial CC release)

July 10, 2013
NEW Premiere Pro CC features available NOW »
Products upgraded: Premiere Pro CC, Prelude CC

August 7, 2013
New Features for Adobe Edge Tools & Services – Available NOW »
Products upgraded: Edge Reflow CC, Edge Code CC, PhoneGap Build

August 8, 2013
File and Typekit font sync rolling out »
Products upgraded: CC Desktop

August 13, 2013
Adobe Muse CC Releases Updates to Eye-Catching Scroll Motion Effects and More »
Products upgraded: Muse CC

August 20, 2013
Adobe InDesign CC Update: Sync Settings between Computers »
Products upgraded: InDesign CC

August 27, 2013
Dreamweaver CC Gets New Live Highlight, Enhanced Live View and CSS Designer »
Products upgraded: Dreamweaver CC

September 8, 2013
Introducing Adobe Generator for Photoshop CC »
Products upgraded: Photoshop CC

September 14, 2013
DPS Desktop Tools for InDesign CC »
Products upgraded: InDesign CC

September 17, 2013
Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 (CC), Lightroom 5.2 Now Available »
Products upgraded: Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5

September 25, 2013
Edge CC updates to support CSS Regions in the new iOS7 »
Products upgraded: Edge Reflow CC, Edge Code CC

October 31, 2013
Over 150 new pro video features & innovations now available in Creative Cloud »
Products upgraded: Premiere CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Story

November 13, 2013
Adobe Muse gets new design Library, social chops, & more »
Products upgraded: Muse CC

December 3, 2013
Flash Pro now natively authors & publishes HTML5 Canvas content, syncs workspaces »
Products upgraded: Flash Professional CC

December 10, 2013
Edge Code adds HTML Live Development and CSS Quick Edit, including live preview »
Products upgraded: Edge Code CC

December 11, 2013
Adobe releases Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 »
Products upgraded: Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5

December 11, 2013
December brings new pro video releases to Creative Cloud, 4th release in 6 months »
Products upgraded: Premiere CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Media Encoder CC

January 16, 2014
Major Creative Cloud update delivers key innovations to core CC tools »
Products upgraded: Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Muse CC, Typekit

January 21, 2014
New Edge Animate CC 3.0 is available right now with your Creative Cloud membership »
Products upgraded: Edge Animate CC

April 7, 2014
Adobe Lightroom 5.4 and Camera Raw 8.4 Now Available »
Products upgraded: Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5

April 7, 2014
Lightroom Goes Mobile with New iPad App Now in Creative Cloud »
Products added: Lightroom Mobile

April 8, 2014
Typekit Portfolio Plan Now Included in Single-App CC Subscriptions »
Products upgraded: Typekit

April 24, 2014
Typekit Desktop Font Library & Syncing Extended to All Members, Including Free Plans »
Products upgraded: Typekit

May 28, 2014
The New Release of Adobe Edge Code CC Has Landed »
Products upgraded: Edge Code CC


And finally, we’ve put together complete sets of direct links to download all of these CC product updates, available for both Windows and Mac OS.

That’s it for the moment, you’re all caught up now… We’ll keep this list updated going forward!

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  1. wendell webert

    So where are the Photoshop updates?

  2. BillB

    This list is impressive…. I would be even more impressed if I saw Encore somewhere on the list!
    I just saw a survey where the majority of NLE users said that they still burned discs for clients. This is one way they made money to support their business models.

    It is unfortunate the full CC suite with the 15 new “apps” could not find a way to to update this key program…

  3. BillB

    Thanks for the note. I am sure it is not the first time this has been mentioned… but still no movement towards a real solution. :) Hey, even Microsoft brought back the Start button after enough feedback!

    Yes… we have all seen that post many many times about running Encore CS6. I also still have an old PC running Windows XP, but I choose not to use it any more.

    We see all of the positive congratulatory notes about all the improve­ments for the other programs, and I love many of the Pr Pro, LR, and PS enhance­ments. But of course nothing for Encore. Which if you use Premiere Pro, is probably your 3rd or 4th most used program of the lot.

    Just saw this post a few days after that survey. Thought it was important to share…