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Flash Professional CC is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Flash Professional customer). Flash Professional CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Flash Professional CC lets you share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, more...

What's New

  • Natively create and publish HTML5 Canvas content using CreateJS
  • Fixes to some critical bugs.


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Multicore Intel processor
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 GB available hard-disk space for installation
  • QuickTime 10 software recommended

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Tim27 Member IconComment+554

I wish Adobe would explain why they are keeping Flash alive and trashing great apps like Fireworks.

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Trashing Fireworks? I haven't heard of that.

But the reasons for keeping Flash around are good.

1. It's still used quite a lot by Animators, Artists, Game Makers, and Web Developers.

2. HTML5 is just an umbrella term covering the real HTML 5 (which is just a minor standards revision), JavaScript and CSS3 and realistically can't do anything more than what HTML4 and JavaScript could.

As a result, Flash is still superior than HTML5 in most respects.

Flash gets a lot of negative opinions because of it's misuse. Using Flash for navigation when the page itself is using basic HTML is bad web design.

That same navigation can be constructed using the HTML5 umbrella.

Cowicide Member IconComment+1131

Adobe's greed with their Creative Cloud subscription model is sickening. They are yet another corporation that doesn't want Americans to own anything. At least with a perpetual license you could re-sell it and keep the application on your computer. Now it's a rental like Rent-a-Center except with Rent-a-Center you actually own the overpriced crap at the end of the day.

Petition against it is over 30,000 so far...

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I too despise the subscription model. Even though CS6 is stupidly expensive, at least I'd be able to keep it.

Still, I can't afford CS6, and I don't have the means to pay for the subscription model.

As a result, I am seemingly stuck with CS4. I wonder how long it will be until even terminal commands won't help Flash CS4 run on current versions of OS X?

Only reason I was able to get CS4 some time ago was because of student pricing.

Jazzica Member IconComment+441

I have the Web Creative Suite 5.5, which includes Flash and its accompanying programs. The mere installation of this software can slow a Mac down... using it is fraught with obstacles. I am not a pro designer but I know how to RTFM, which is next to useless. I stand with Steve Jobs in his distaste for this anomalous software.

I am also disturbed that Flash is now a preference pane in SysPrefs. Everyday I go there and change the settings back to where I put them the day before. I resent this intrusion. I do not like to be controlled by my software.

To the developers of "Edge" and like-minded programs: please succeed. And most Mac users will thank you.

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Libertyforall1776 Member IconComment+1130

Finally, a Flash alternative? From Adobe? Edge:


About time! ;-)

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Version 11.0.2
Orytek Member IconComment+95

Only loved by profit seeking inept developers.
Loathed by consumers who only wish it would go away.

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Version 11.0.2
Larry Campbell

And why is that? Is it because Steve Jobs said so? There isn't anything wrong with Adobe software. Steve Jobs may have been a good businessman, but he certainly wasn't right about wanting to demonize Adobe software when the real problem was his and apple's inferior and overpriced hardware and software.


Larry, if Adobe software is as awesome as you say, why did they abandon their efforts to port Flash over to Android?

Steve was spot on about Flash on mobile platforms. Even Adobe had to face up to reality.

Maclover1.1 Member IconReview+740

Typography/Type setting is finally workable for a graphic designer.. kudos to Adobe to have answered designers' prayers ;-) Seems overall CS5 is a great leap.. 64 bits and good functionalities. So far I'm smiling a big smile.. seems my life will be a little easier..

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Version 11.0.0

Yay - that's great news, Maclover! I'm on the fence about whether to upgrade or not, so I look forward to your (and others) further reviews.
So far, the only in-depth review I've seen is from Dave at arstechnica:


Maclover1.1 Member IconComment+740

I don't understand why Flash is so poor at handling type setting.. this is beyond me.. has Adobe forgotten that content often n includes text ? I love Flash for many things but its handling of type is the most retarded thing I have ever witnessed in any software ever... seriously...

Static text which should retain type settings goes all over the place when exported as swf's depending on used fonts. the handling of fonts was always awkward for lack of a worse word.. I think before adding new features.. Adobe should really really concentrate on this aspect.. TYPE is extremely important.. I never understood why Flash makes it so complicated. Can't they sort of make it act more like a page layout program in that respect ?!

TYPOGRAPHY is one of the reasons certain web designers moved from html/CSS to Flash so make it really work well... Hope CS5 has news in that respect... DOn't think of just the nerdy coding side of your customers but also of the visual designers in us...

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Jamus Member IconComment+260

The description says "delivers support for the latest update of Adobe Flash Player 9" . I was hoping this would update Flash Media Encoder also, but after the update (which took forever to install), FME still only shows Flash 7 and 8 as being options. No sign of Flash 9.

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Version 9.0.2

Ooops, I should have said "Adobe Flash CS3 Video Encoder" in the previous post and not "Flash Media Encoder"...

togglemedia Member IconComment+25

I also updated to 9.0.2 and the update hung halfway through the process, so I restarted and ran it again. It appears to have installed properly, but now when I quit Flash, it hangs on quit, and requires a force quit.

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Version 9.0.2
audiowizard Member IconReview-2

Flash CS3 on a Mac runs horribly slow.

You may not notice it on first run, but especially after a 'Test Movie' you'll notice extremely lagged performance, only resolved by quitting and reopening the application.

Adobe has not addressed this issue, which has been reported across the web, ranging from Quad PPC G5 users, to Intel Mac Pro users.

Although some Mac users have reported not experiencing any lagged performance.

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Version 9.0
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Date 02 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.99