Late last night, Adobe unwrapped a heck of a deal for teams of designers and developers: It’s letting entire teams get their hands on Creative Cloud apps (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, the works), for $30 per month per user.

Well, maybe it’s not such a deal: That’s $360 per year to rent a software package that you used to be able to buy for about the same price. But Adobe is adding in a lot of collaboration and storage features that the old software didn’t have.

The new package will give a whole group of people access to any one app as well as 20GB of cloud storage, the ability to showcase work on Behance, and massively useful creative collaboration tools.

For a single user to get that single-app package minus the collaboration part, the price is $20 per month. Giving the app to a whole work group for $10 more is kind of crazy, but good-crazy, like NeNe Leakes or something.

That $10 extra gets you a set of powerful collaboration features. Adobe customers can share files internally and externally, and the 20GB of storage means they’ll be able to edit and store just about every file imaginable along with the rest of the team.

Best of all, the new monthly-subscription scheme that powers the Creative Cloud business model means less budget-related squabbling and license-sharing trickery and — heaven forbid — keygen Googling when a whole team just needs to use Photoshop, for example.

Customers using the CC-for-teams single-app option will get updates to the app periodically as new features are rolled out via the Creative Cloud desktop app.

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