Adobe Spark consists of a Web app with three main tools—Post, Page, and Video—each with companion mobile apps. The three tools create social memes, mini websites, and narrated tutorials, respectively.
Spark is free for anyone to try at spark.adobe.com; you just need an Adobe account or can log in with Facebook or Google account credentials. There’s nothing to download or install. The service and apps are free and they are available for iPhone or Android devices.
Once you’re logged into the Spark site, you have three simple choices represented by large, colorful buttons: Post, Page, and Video. Each option has plus sign and a short description. The Post tool is designed to help you create a social meme; Page is for portfolios, catalogs, and info pages; and Video is for tutorials and presentations.
WHAT DO I THINK ABOUT IT?
Adobe Spark provides non-designers with tools for creating professional-looking Web content, and for that it’s to be commended. Post, Video, and Page are truly easy to use, and though they won’t put top content creators out of business, they give ordinary people a way to look good on social media. That they’re free to use makes them even more compelling for those lacking large budgets.
FREE VS. PAID VERSIONS
Adobe offers three different pricing tiers for Spark. There is a free version, as well as two paid versions.
Adobe bills the free plan as something that includes ” everything you need to get started.”
However, by upgrading to either of the paid options, you will get additional control over your website.
What do you get on the Adobe Spark paid plan?
-All the free plan features
-Change the Adobe Spark logo to your own
-Add your brand to the included graphics, web pages, and video stories,
Customize your fonts and colors
-Access personalized branding templates
-You can manage – and update – all your brand elements in one portal
-Live phone and chat support
-The top tier plan includes dedicated email support and access to forums
-The top tier plan also comes with ownership of user licenses
Adobe Spark is a great platform. It might take a while for its usefulness to catch on and the user base to grow, which would mean additional features for building out your site. But, it’s a fun tool to play around with nonetheless.
The design tools offered cater to beginner users, so there’s virtually no learning curve. Plus, the speed at which you can launch a one-page website with basically zero technical knowledge is a positive. You don’t even have to create an account with Adobe, you can use your Facebook or Google accounts to sign up for the service.
The fact that you can use it on you phone with the app is a huge plus. It is really easy and fun to use, and you can create beautiful content on the go.
Are you ready to try Spark now?
Go, try it yourself, and comment on what you think of this Adobe product.