Technology partners such as Pop Up Archive have already published extensions for Audition which can be easily installed by ensuring File Sync is enabled in your Creative Cloud Desktop application. But I wanted to make sure something was available for everyone who downloaded the update of Audition, and so I spent some time working on a simple panel to help users find some of our favorite sites and tools. The Adobe Audition Portal extension was born!
The Adobe Audition Portal extension can be found in the menu bar under Window > Extensions.
This portal provides fast links to our user forums, bug report form, blog, as well as downloadable content. You folks sure like downloadable content! By far the most visited link is to our library of over 10,000 high-quality, royalty-free sound effects, followed closely by visits to the Adobe Extensions marketplace. If you have suggestions for additional links or updated content you’d like to see, please click the User Feedback button in the portal and send your comments!
If you’re not interested in what it might take to build a custom panel of your own, please feel free to quit reading and do something special just for you! For the rest of y’all, I’ll share some of the journey and lessons I had building this panel.
Initially, I had hoped to build a navigation bar where each linked webpage would load in an iframe below. This proved to be untenable as XSS (Cross-Site Security) issues prevented pages or elements from loading properly. After trying many different approaches, I resigned to simply launching each link in the default browser.
If you have any further questions about the Audition Portal extension, or developing your own extensions, please feel free to leave a comment on our blog, or visit our Audition Developers forum online.