Adobe has signalled that it could be dropping its Freehand and Go Live software applications following the merger of Adobe and Macromedia last year.

In a statement to Pocket-lint the company has said:

"Adobe plans to continue to support GoLive and Freehand and develop these products based on our customer's needs. Clearly Dreamweaver and Illustrator are market leading when it comes to web design/development and vector graphics/illustration. Customers should expect Adobe to concentrate our development efforts around these two products - with regards to future innovation and Creative Suite integration."

While the statement does state that for the time being the products are likely to be supported, Adobe nonetheless does acknowledge that customers should expect Adobe to concentrate on its market leading applications Dreamweaver and Illustrator rather than Freehand and Go Live.

Some industry pundits are suggesting that the two products will be spawned off into separate products lines rather than be included in the company Creative Suite package.

Adobe is rumoured to be releasing version 3 of CS later in the year.