A Solid Service But Not Nearly as Robust as Other Adobe Applications and Not Quite as Dynamic as Software from Other Companies
January 25, 2022

A Solid Service But Not Nearly as Robust as Other Adobe Applications and Not Quite as Dynamic as Software from Other Companies

Daniel Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Spark Post
  • Spark Page
  • Spark Video

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark)

We began experimenting with and implementing Adobe Creative Cloud Express in an attempt to make a more dynamic online curriculum for our students and programming recipients. The hope was that it would provide us with a more fluid and visually dynamic alternative to a typical presentation/slide platform like Powerpoint or Google Slides.
  • Integration with abundant Adobe suite of services and platforms
  • Fluid, scrolling content as opposed to static slides
  • Nice inclusion of video, photos with more visually-centered focus
  • Limited text, font stylings and customizations
  • Limited integrations with other non-Adobe apps and platforms compared to best in class products
  • Limited customization, even in paid version, when it comes to styling, visual accents, coloring, etc.
  • It has served as an opportunity to show stakeholders and clients that we're willing to try new and different platforms to communicate information.
  • It did not ultimately make a major difference, good or bad, in our business outcomes. We tried to use it, implement it with our curriculum designers, and test it out with our users. But, ultimately, feedback was that there was little difference, if any, between what we created with Adobe vs. free and unpaid versions of other presentation design apps.
  • Adobe suite of services can often be cumbersome in file size for computers and often inset a lot of background processes that slow computer speed.
Overall, the Adobe Creative Cloud Express is worth a try and may be a good fit for many organizations and businesses. At a monthly rate, the cost is not prohibitive, but the tools are somewhat limited and not necessarily worthwhile when compared to standard applications and software that are often available free or through a package of services commonly found on workplace computers.

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The overall usability of the software was strong. The application, especially relative to other Adobe services like Photoshop that can demand a lot of knowledge and skill, was highly easy to use. At the same time, that also speaks to the somewhat limited amount of customization opportunities that allow content designers to truly create content that is dynamic, engaging, and different than the standard stuff that floods our vision every day.
Relative to other Adobe services, the platform was actually quite reasonably priced with a subscription that was easy to cancel when we decided that it was not the best fit for our design needs. I believe it is definitely worth a try for at least a month or two to see if it is the right fit for an organization.
It is a great option if you are already invested in the Adobe Suite of services. But, as a standalone product, it is not necessarily worth the cost when compared to best-in-class alternatives that provide more visual customization, ready-made templates, and the ability to seamlessly integrate with other platforms, media sites, and content hosting sites that help to create the kind of dynamic content that users expect to see these days.