Why Does Adobe Keep Buying Everything I Like

So I fire up my iPad and notice this strange new icon:


What the heck is this? So I fire it up to discover it’s Adobe Graphic. I dont have any such program installed? So I fire it used and low and behold, it’s iDraw. What’s iDraw? Its an extremely affordable and easy to use alternative to Ilustrator, think Inkscape but with a UI that doesnt take you to dark dark places. So apparently Adobe purchased iDraw, although there were no such announcements.

I have long been a fan, I own it both on my Mac and iPad and use it all the time. In fact I even did a game art in iDraw tutorial here in the past. You know what one of my favorite things was about iDraw? That it wasnt Adobe! :/

This is actually the second company whose products I use that Adobe purchased this year. Early they bought Mixamo a great animation resource for indie and AAA developers alike.

I have a sad feeling Adobe purchased iDraw to have a Vector app on iPad and the desktop version is as good as dead. My more foreboding fear is that it gets rolled into an Adobe subscription I simply dont want to pay for. Only time will tell. Thank goodness Blender and Krita cant be acquired!

EDIT– OK, epic fail on my behalf. Adobe didnt acquire iDraw, Autodesk (3D Studio, Maya, etc) did. This makes a GREAT deal more sense and may in fact be a good thing. My goodness do I need to start getting more sleep!

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