Flash Pro For Creative Cloud Gets Major Update

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In early May, Adobe said that it was moving its creative suite exclusively to Creative Cloud so that it could provide faster updates. It turns out developers and artists didn't have to wait long after all as Adobe has released a major Creative Cloud update that includes enhancements for all of its CS software including Flash Pro.

So, what's new in Flash Pro now that it's exclusively part of Creative Cloud? For starters, Adobe has introduced a dark UI in Flash Pro CC that's enabled by default. You can still use the traditional ligher them, but Adobe feels that the dark UI "allows you to focus completely on the stage and your content when working with Flash Pro." See for yourself:

Flash Pro Gets A Major Upgrade In Latest Creative Cloud Update

Beyond aesthetics, Adobe has introduced a number of tweaks and changes to Flash Pro. Here's the full list of changes:

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Streamlined, intuitive, and easy to use.
  • Ability to search within a preset or existing Keyboard Shortcuts list.
  • Intuitive conflict-resolution mechanism.
  • Preferences Panel

  • Sync Prefernces to Creative Cloud and download on another machine.
  • Fully streamlined options for handling Flash Pro Warnings.
  • Code editor related preferences integrated into one tab.
  • ActionScript Editor

  • New and completely streamlined editor
  • Intelligent commenting
  • Integration with Scintilla
  • Find and Replace dialog

  • Ability to search across all open documents(both fla’s and scripts)
  • Ability search test fields and code (i.e in actions panel and in scripts) separately
  • Limit search to current frame
  • Streamlined UI for better usability
  • On top of all of this, Flash Pro CC also introduced changes to the AIR application development workflow. Adobe says the changes will "enhance the development, testing, debugging and publish workflows within Flash." It includes support for publishing AIR applications to retina display iOS devices as well.

    For more on the Creative Cloud update - including enhancements to Photoshop, Indesign and more - check out Adobe's original announcement.