When you're ready to purchase the most recent release of your graphic design or desktop publishing application to get the latest and greatest tools, make sure you know what you're paying for. We've taken a look at some of the most popular titles and provided a list of reviews from around the web. Before you head off to the computer store, find out if the upgrade is worth the price, or whether you might want to wait until the next version.
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC(pcworld.com)
A major overhaul of the creation and review of PDF files and new high-end design capabilities add to Acrobat's existing strengths.
Adobe Illustrator CC(pcmag.com)
Illustrator's latest version is fast, easy to use, and features a clean interface. It's now available only in the Creative Cloud, through a subscription.
Adobe InDesign CC 2017(creativebloq.com)
InDesign's remains the best software for long-form publications. Now available through a Creative Cloud subscription.
Adobe Photoshop CC(creativebloq.com)
While the new features are more about gradual improvement than revolution, Photoshop CC 2017 remains the most complete, powerful image manipulation package around.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15(tomsguide.com)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 remains a solid option for consumers, especially novices, who want an easy-to-use image-editing product that can grow with you as you learn.
DRAW is an excellent vector illustration tool, with impressive LiveSketch feature.
Microsoft Office 365(pcmag.com)
Great for collaboration among multiple users, Office 365 includes all the familiar Microsoft programs in a subscription-like format.
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac(techradar.com)
This a real version of Office, with features and tools that will be familiar to Windows users, but in the form of real Mac applications as well.
Microsoft Publisher 2016(toptenreviews.com)
This ubiquitous software is commonly available and feature rich, but don’t expect the same level of control over visuals that you can get with other software.
Converting PDF, EPS, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Office items to native QuarkXPress items highlights this fast, stable upgrade.