updated 05:10 pm EST, Mon January 24, 2011
Includes Maestro, Helium, Muse
"Independent sources" have confirmed information from an Adobe survey hinting at the features of Creative Suite 6, according to AppleInsider. Included are several new components, such as Maestro, which will allegedly let people "sync, store, share and review" projects across multiple computers and users. Users will be able to keep up to 100GB of material on Adobe servers, and send sketches to Maestro via the Ideas mobile app. Built-in format conversion should make it easier to share files.
A third component called Muse should in theory allow graphic designers to create websites without knowing HTML or CSS. Widgets and embedded elements, such as YouTube or Google Maps code, will accordingly be draggable into an HTML page. Custom editing of widgets is planned, along with an Adobe hosting platform through which people will be able to push trial sites, live sites or updates.
More minor in the upcoming suite is Time Tracker, a tool intended to record how long people spend on various files in a project. Manual and automatic logging options will be available, and the most visible face of the feature should be a plugin appearing in each of the main Creative Suite programs. To avoid duplicating functions Time Tracker should support integration with existing tracking systems.