Older versions of InDesign were designated with a CS. This was short for Creative Suite. So the most recent version of InDesign CS was InDesign CS6. These versions of InDesign were sold with the older perpetual licence type of access. These versions of InDesign are no longer supported by Adobe.
This has been replaced by Adobe InDesign CC where the CC refers to Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud is the description given by Adobe to all of their applications that are available over the internet. The Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of over 20 applications that Adobe makes. These enable photography (Photoshop CC), design (Illustrator CC), video (Premiere Pro CC), movie effects (After Effects CC), and much more.
Apps accessed through the Adobe Creative Cloud are constantly upgraded and so the designation does not change as it used to with each new release of InDesign which went CS1, CS2 and so on.
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Earlier versions of the app used the CS designation, which represented Creative Suite. InDesign CC is subscription-based, requiring a monthly or annual fee, while InDesign CS was available as a perpetual license which could be purchased and used forever with a one-time fee. Many of the same features necessary for working on projects are present in both the CC and CS versions of InDesign. While InDesign CS is no longer supported by Adobe Systems, it can still be used for many projects on Mac OS and Windows computers. While InDesign CC may not have received significant updates since the creative suite versions, related Adobe apps have been updated considerably. Users subscribing to the entire Creative Cloud for other applications can access InDesign CC as it is included. InDesign CC is useful if using the most current Windows operating systems.