I'm having so many issues with the CC app and it's driving me insane. It's like when Norton used to feel more like a virus than some of the things it protected against.
On my work machine, if "Core Sync" is running, my desktop icons keep flickering non-stop until I go into task manager and kill it. There are so many processes running for something that I don't need or use.
I have two simple use cases;
* My work account has Acrobat Pro because we need to generate/edit PDFs.
* My personal account has Photoshop, which I use on my work machine as well as my home machine.
But I can't be signed in to both of these apps at the same time on the same machine; meaning it completely undermines my ability to multitask. If we had standalone versions of these apps that don't need to be signed in via CC, we could sign in to the specific app individually and this would be so much less of a headache.
I get that there'll probably be some power users who get a lot out of Creative Cloud and use it for a really effective workflow, but I neither need it nor want it and all it does is hinder my day-to-day to the point I can barely be bothered fighting with it anymore and have started to lean toward alternative software just for the sake of simplicity.
There must surely be a way you can have something like Photoshop CC downloaded without the tendrils of CC all the way through it. Surely?
No, Photoshop CC absolutely needs CC. Just the most obvious first: CC is what checks your subscription is active. Your mistake is to have Acrobat on a different Adobe account. There is no way to use apps on two different accounts at the same time. I don't say this is a good thing.