I will start this post by saying that I am not generally a fan of Adobe. They DO make great industry standard products, but in a wrapper of annoyances. Their software updater is absolutely that door to door salesman that will not quit, the interfaces are less than productive, the applications are resource intense and hog all power out of any system…the list goes on and on. I just find the modern trends of “less is more” a very positive move in the software space. Adobe seems to find ways to simply create software that everyone needs, but hates to use.
That all said, I had the opportunity to explore Adobe’s Captivate 6 software this weekend. I must say WOW! This is a product that I have been wanting to look at for some time and never had the need or time to really engage. I am very sorry that I did not do this earlier and would suggest anyone in the eLearning space to look seriously at its potential applications. It is a capable tool that truly makes the chore of tutorial development more efficient.