Adobe Connect is an app for hosting and attending online meetings developed by Adobe and released on mobile platforms in 2010. The app is supported by devices with iOS 8.1.2 or higher.
Design and navigation: Surprisingly Bad for Adobe
PC content-creators know that Adobe has great software with almost perfect design and user interface. However, Adobe Connect is not the finest example of Adobe can do in terms of design, as the app has several serious problems. Navigation is easy and pretty user friendly, though when it comes to using the features, the issues arise. For example, the chat focus is working strangely, and you will sometimes find yourself typing a message that is not actually going to be sent in chat, as the focus is somewhere else. Watching webinars may also be frustrating as the rewind feature is acting weird. Long story short, you will spend some time and nerves before you will get used to this app.
Features and usability: Razor Wire
Adobe Connect does actually offer a lot of features: you can host or attend webinars, manage audio conferences, let in or block visitors of webinars, change user roles, play or share different kinds of files, and many more. However, there are problems with most of these features: using them is close to working through some razor wires. The rewind feature isn’t working properly, the screen share feature is pretty buggy, “unsupported content” message appears from time to time instead of what the host is demonstrating, the screen sometimes gets frozen, and slides may get bugged as well. Based on a lot of negative reviews, we may say that each user has his own problem with Adobe Connect.
Security: Working on It
There were several security issues back in the day. For example, in 2012, there was a data breach exposing personal data of 150,000 users. However, Adobe was constantly improving the safety and fixing the vulnerable spots, so Adobe Connect is pretty safe now.
Verdict: Losing Hope on This One
There is no perfect app for webinars on the market: each of them has weak spots. This makes the fact that Adobe’s app is one of the worst ones even more surprising.
- Many features available for holding and visiting webinars;
- Desktop version is better, so the app might be used to visit webinars;
- The security is on a sufficient level.
- Almost all features are bugged or implemented wrongly;
- The average score of 2.7 points on App Store speaks for itself.