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I did the same thing a few months back. The last few years my workflow has primarily shifted to Sketch. I haven't had a need for Photoshop for some time. I do miss illustrator but for the most part Affinity Designer is very well made alternative.
As a product designer, I need Photoshop and Illustrator to be effective. I wish Adobe would offer designers a choice like they do photographers with the Photoshop / Lightroom subscription option.
"Almost two years ago, the Photoshop team pivoted to focus its energies and resources on design features and workflows."
Maybe I should have said design features instead of artboards, but the output of this pivot seems to have been primarily the new artboards feature. You could make a case for "Design Space" but it's unusable in its current form and appears to be only a glimpse of what's to come.
I'm sure the dev process was much shorter than 2 years. My point was after Adobe pivoted to focus on adding design features and workflow improvements into Photoshop it has taken 2 years to see those improvements released to public.
My intention is not to be negative, but I'm paying a lot of money for a subscription service I didn't ask for just for the privilege of using Photoshop.
Two years to launch artboards? I've lost faith in Adobe.
I'm excited to see Adobe adding useful features. Maybe we will see Adobe start focusing on workflow improvements and not useless bloat like Puppet Warp.
In my opinion, the reason Sketch is successful is their focused on workflow. That is Sketches biggest advantage... Oh, and price!!! And no crappy subscription plans.
I don't understand why everyone is focusing on a darker UI. That is very low on my wish list.
I've recently switched from Dropbox to Google Drive. The main reason for my switch was my large asset collection was eating up too much of my local hard drive space. Switching to Google Drive allows me to push all my assets to the cloud and view them in the grid view. The allows me to browse my files visually. Something that Dropbox doesn't support.
Google Drive desktop app is horrible. If you only want to sync files to the cloud and not access them through a web interface then Dropbox is the solution for you. Dropbox desktop sync is far superior to Google Drive.
Alternative to Google Drives default desktop app is a great product from Insync. In my opinion, Insync is a far better desktop sync app then the default Google Drive app. I love this app and have purchased a copy for my personal needs. It works as you would expect. Easily syncs all my files flawlessly to Google Drive. Two things I don't like about Insync. The price is steep and you have to purchase a license for each Google account you want to use it with. Try it here: https://www.insynchq.com/r/116616718801599388496
I use Evernote as well. Always seems to get overlooked.
Be nice. Or else.
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