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Adobe to bring Captivate 5 to Mac in June

updated 11:05 am EDT, Fri May 7, 2010

Creates tutorials, other demos

Adobe will, in the form of Captivate 5, bring Captivate to the Mac for the first time this June, the company has announced. Previously Windows-only, the app is used to create tutorials, demonstrations, simulations and quizzes, and supports AIR, and features like video screen capture. New to v5 is animation, object-style editing and synchronized video.

Captivate for the Mac will require Mac OS X 10.5.7, and cost $799 new. The software will also be a part of Adobe's eLearning Suite 2, which typically includes Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop Extended, Presenter and Soundbooth; Presenter, though, is still a Windows-only title. Pre-orders for all versions of the software are being taken on Adobe's website.

by MacNN Staff



  1. rvhernandez

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The brainwashing continues....

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Halo Effect

    After reducing its efforts w/ the Mac community during the early 2000's, Adobe now seems desperate to get our attention, possibly in lieu of the increase in new Mac users via the iPod, iPhone and iPad halo effect. While I don't fault Adobe for making bottom line business decisions, it does nonetheless smack with a less than sincere attempt when the software STILL do not match features and/or performance w/ its Windows counterpart.

    I've just grown very tired of waiting, paying, upgrading and dealing w/ Adobe products... our team can still get the job done (including workarounds!) using CS3...I have no more desire to waste our budget helping their execs take vacations....because it's surely not going to their development efforts!


  1. shawnde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's a hook ....

    To build more dependence on Flash .... they figure they could leverage their large installed base on the Mac to push eLearning based products based on Flash and AIR. When in fact, most eLearning is moving towards Web and QuickTime screencasts.

    I would call this too little, too late .... they should have done this in the early 2000's when the current workflows were not in place ... they've missed the window.

    As time goes by, I'm starting to see the similarities between Adobe and Microsoft. They've completely lost their agility and sense of relevance in the market. I think it's time for Quark to make another hostile take-over bid :-)

  1. canonsucks

    Joined: Dec 1969


    A welcome addition

    Adding Captivate to the Mac lineup is a very welcome addition. It's nice to see Adobe is committed to the Mac platform despite Steve & Company's anti-Flash campaign.

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