For creatives who will be sporting the Apple Watch on their wrists, Adobe is updating three of its iPhone apps to support Apple’s new wearable when it starts shipping on April 24. The three apps include Behance, Adobe Color CC, and Creative Cloud.
Behance is Adobe’s online creative community, where members can store and share their portfolios. The app lets you to check on your work when you’re not at your desk, or quickly show something to a client. You can also access your inbox, notifications, and discover nearby creatives. You can even control your presentations (using Airplay), and use the Handoff feature to switch between the Apple Watch and your iPhone. Share your projects on social networks such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.
Adobe Color CC (formerly known as Adobe Kuler) is a useful tool for determining colors in your environment. With the Apple Watch and GPS enabled on your iPh0ne, you can see the color themes that other users have captured nearby, including their names, distances, and map locations. You can also swipe to see what the most popular color themes are in a particular area, and add new color swatches to your Creative Cloud Libraries, so you can access them later from a computer, or tweak them on the iPhone.
The Creative Cloud app lets you monitor your Creative Cloud account from the Apple Watch. That includes receiving client feedback, new projects, or design assets. You can also monitor file activity, view and reply to comments, and accept or decline invitations to project collaborations.
While the Adobe Apple Watch functions are fairly basic, they are useful if you work in the design field and you use Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Being able to quickly accept a job, find a color, or share a piece of your work – all without having to pull out your phone – makes the job more efficient.