Santa Cruz Software Adds Cross App Linking to Free Version of LinkrUI, Best-In-Class In-App Connector Between DAMs and Adobe Creative Cloud
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – October 26, 2021 – Santa Cruz Software, a global leader in software development for cross media content publishing, today announced the freemium version of LinkrUI will now allow linking of modified assets between several Adobe® Creative Cloud® apps, including Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator® and InDesign®. If an embedded asset is changed in Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, and updated in the DAM or storage system, team members will be notified the next time the host asset is opened in the Adobe app. This new feature along with other LinkrUI capabilities exceed the functionality of competitive solutions offered at greater than $300 annually.
LinkrUI is a best-in-class extension to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign that enables direct searching, opening, placing and synchronizing of assets stored in a Digital Asset Manger (DAM) system or other storage services, such as Box and Dropbox.
Santa Cruz Software recently began offering LinkrUI completely free — guaranteed version control at no cost. Typically offered at a $300 value, LinkrUI automatically synchronizes assets between Adobe Creative Cloud products within the DAM or storage service to ensure that everyone in an organization can find and is working on the latest version.
LinkerUI helps manage asset versions to improve designers’ workflow. This works by eliminating the need for designers and creatives to hassle with version control since the DAM interface is integrated into their favorite Adobe apps. It also has a unique client-side license management interface so you can administer all your users.
Working from home has made asset management increasingly difficult: over the course of a week, 83% of respondents said they have to spend time finding a lost asset, up from 74% in 2020 according to a study commissioned by Santa Cruz Software that surveyed over 500 design professionals to better understand their experiences. In fact, 11% do it hourly. In some cases the productivity losses are enormous. Over half of designers spend at least 3 hours per week managing versions and a staggering 15% are spending over 6 hours. LinkrUI solves this problem by automatically syncing the current asset with the DAM.
“LinkrUI creates a more profitable and productive workflow within companies by managing creative asset versions, resulting in multi-media professionals having access to files within Adobe apps,” said Mark Hilton, CEO of Santa Cruz Software. “We are so excited about the value of our premium features that we’ve decided to offer the standard version of LinkrUI for free. We’ve added premium features such as: Cross application asset linking (between Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) and support for Adobe Premiere® Pro and After Effects®. The premium features in the pipeline (Microsoft Word and PowerPoint support, Slack integration, and complex Metadata searching and input) will enable creatives to be significantly more efficient with their work, benefiting everyone involved.”
Today’s announcement was made at Adobe MAX.
About Adobe MAX
Adobe MAX (October 26-28, 2021) is a free, virtual, and global creativity conference designed to refuel creative passions, inspire, educate, entertain, and foster relationships across the global creative community. Featuring more than 400 sessions, keynotes, technology sneaks and workshops from creative luminaries, inspiring celebrities, musicians and like-minded peers, Adobe MAX offers endless opportunities for seasoned creative pros, students, and hobbyists to take their creative skills to the next level. Notable speakers and presenters featured throughout the conference this year include Chloe Zhao, Kenan Thompson, Henry Golding, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Casey Neistat, Young Thug and Imagine Dragons, among others.