What is the iPad equivalent of Adobe

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  1. Expatriate

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    My PC is an Adobe-free zone. At one website I frequent (Care2 e-cards) I am continually admonished for not having Adobe Flash v.9 or better. I figured to browse there on my iPad but I get no images at all. I guess it is a similar problem.
    What is the iPad equivalent of Adobe Flash? I searched the AppStore. There are a zillion Adobe apps but no Flash.
     
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    Apple iOS devices have never supported Flash. A workaround is to download a browser app such as Puffin Browser that converts Flash content online and sends it to the iPad in a form that will play. This does, however, come at a price. Resolution is lower and it uses a lot of battery power.

    Most websites are now supporting HTML5 as a better replacement for Flash.

    Recently, Adobe has announced that development and distribution of Flash will stop in 2020. https://www.google.ca/amp/appleinsi...ife-plans-will-stop-distribution-in-2020/amp/


    Flash & The Future of Interactive Content

    Steve Jobs thoughts on Flash.
    Thoughts on Flash - Apple

    Here’s a Forum thread about Flash on the iPad. Flash and the iPad
     
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    Thanks for that. Puffin does the job just fine. It's about time Adobe showed a bit more social conscience.
     

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