The Adobe® AIR® runtime lets developers use proven web technologies to build rich Internet applications that run outside the browser on multiple operating systems.
Dozens of companies like National Geographic, eBay and Nickelodeon use the free Adobe AIR to create exciting new applications letting the user use their services on their desktop. Applications using Adobe AIR are easier, more powerful, more fun to use.
Here I’ve collected 30+ useful adobe air application for web designers and developers, these are the applications that help you to achieve more that you could using a web browser alone.Hope you find this apps useful
1.) Shrink O’Matic
Shrink O’Matic is an AIR application to easily (batch) resize (shrink) images. It handles JPGs, GIFs and PNGs. Simply drag and drop images and they’ll be resized as you wish! Options allow you to choose the output sizes, names and formats.
2.) Font Picker – finding the right font for the job
This simple tool shows you all the fonts installed on your computer and helps you choose which one is most suitable for a particular project.
Klock- Personal time tracking made easy, Keep track of anything with Klok’s simple work timer and visual display of how your days “fill up”.
Enter the Url and Press Snap. Or Drag&Drop it from your browser. Click on the Thumnails to Save. With Auto Save Checked, the thumnails are immediatly saved to your ‘save’ folder. Select the type of Snapshot you want to make: Thumbnail, Browser size, or Full Page.
WebKut is an AIR application that allows you to capture web pages, or parts of them in a very simple way. It provides you 3 capture options: the entire page, the current view, or only a selection.
6.) Icon Generator for Adobe® AIR™
Icon Generator is a little application that lets you generate a CS3 or Web 2.0 style icon, only 3 step. Pick color, type characters, and save it. Just create 4 different sizes of the icon.
7.) Flickr Flipper
Flickr Flipper allows you to search for Flickr photos and also search for photos from specific Flickr users. It uses Papervision to display the photos one at a time and even allows you to download the photo to your computer. Currently it only returns up to 100 photos of your search.
8.) Em based layouts
9.) COLOURlovers Desktop Color Finder
You can use the Desktop Color Finder to search the entire database of nearly 1 million named colors and more than 300,00 user created color palettes.
This application is a simple way to create and organize your favorite color palettes. Sets of colors are easily viewable in a clean interface. Edit them, rearrange them, create new sets, make them your own. Cross-platform using Adobe’s AIR technology.
Browse the color themes in Adobe Kuler, sign in to your account & manage your themes. Also, import themes from Kuler Desktop directly into Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop).
12.) RegExr Desktop
A tool for learning, editing, and testing regular expressions. It is simply a desktop version of the online RegExr application. It provides a small library for special characters, character classes & more.
Snippely is a basic text and code organizational tool. Instead of storing bits of code, quick notes, and memos in text files all over your hard drive, this application will let you save and organize “snippets” in one convenient location. A snippet is a collection of one or more pieces of code and notes. Snippets are stored in groups for organization and quick retrieval.
Thousands of Flex developers use the award-winning SearchCoders Dashboard on a daily basis to search the most valuable source of Flex-related information: the FlexCoders mailing list archive. The integrated chat room connects to the Flex developer chat that can be found on flex.org/community and chatopica.com/topics/flex and it has a special code input feature that allows developers to send code to the room without filling up the output area. Developers can also use the notes and favorites to keep track of valuable FlexCoders threads and blog posts.
MiniTask is a FREE and easy-to-use task management application that helps you with organising your daily todos very quickly. It supports features like drag ‘n’ drop reorder, alarm timers, task sheet printing and customisation of styles.
FEAT (Freelancer’s Estimation Assistance Tool) is a tool to help freelancers calculate hourly rates and project pricing estimates. It is inspired by a very similar calculation PDF sheet which was created by Lauren of creativecurio.com and by some other useful freelancer pricing resources on the net.
The tool uses the same calculations like the ones from the links mentioned above plus it stores your values so you don’t have to enter them again every time. Version 1.0 features hourly rate calculation, a project pricing wizard and an option to change the visual theme of the tool. It also resides nicely on your desktop or wherever you put it and is there whenever you need to make an estimation.
You can create widgets that define how the images will be resized. Create as many widgets as you want – one for each of your resizing needs. For example, you can create a widget for sending photos in mail with a maximum size of 800 pixels. Or, you could create a widget for resizing photos to upload into a web gallery at 50% of their original size.
18.) Xe-IMG Image Editor
Import .jpg .png .gif .swf and URL-extern Photos supported – Zoom Photo, Mask Image supported – Filters Sharpen, Enhance, Embossing supported – RGB Color settings, Alpha transparent supported – Set Backgroundcolor, Statusbar, Info…
If you’ve been running ImageSizer then hopefully you’ll have seen the automatic updates announce themselves, but here they are with a features list and pictures!
The first thing you’ll notice is that the interface is looking a little bit brighter – with those helpful #1, #2, #3 markers. They’re designed to make it easier to identify the process you need to take to use the application. We’ve also added more instructions to the application, in a simpler language (hopefully).
Contrast-A allows users to interact with a 3-dimensional RGB color space, experiment with color combinations, check the contrast according to both WCAG 2.0 and 1.0 and see the results for different types of color deficiency. Custom color palettes can be created, printed and saved as Pdf to the user’s desktop.
Dot3D is an Adobe AIR application that lets you view a 16×16 pixel picture in 3D. You can freely draw, rotate the picture on the canvas, and save it to your desktop as an image file in PNG format. You can also put an external image file (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, and ICO format) onto the canvas. Dot3D will automatically draw it.
22.) Fireworks AutoBackup utility
Auto Backup is an Adobe AIR application that helps you to automatically keep creating backups of all your .png files which are being modified, while working in Adobe Fireworks application. A copy of the working file is automatically saved at a user-specified interval inside a folder named FWAIRBackup which is located in the same path as that of the original file.
23.) Random Patter
Easy app that renders paterns based on given parameters. Rendered image can be used as a base of a mosaic. Preset parameters can be saved and loaded (in xml file format) and output image can be saved as SVG document.
24.) Lita – SQLite Administration Tool
25.) htmlText Editor
One of the simplest and most used projects I’ve done is the htmlText Editor. Mainly used by Flex developers, it provides a shortcut to having htmlText generated in a WYSIWYG type editor. I’ve thought for a long time about making a desktop app out of it. The time has come. It’s got some additional features that I’ve procrastinated putting in, such as:
* Updating both ways – you change the rich text, it changes the htmlText AND you change the htmlText and it instantly updates the rich text
* No more “filter tags” button – it updates the display as soon as you check and un-check the boxes
* CDATA wrapping – check the box to wrap the htmlText in CDATA tags and what you copy to the clipboard will be wrapped in the CDATA tags
26.) De MonsterDebugger
De MonsterDebugger is an open source debugger for Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR. De MonsterDebugger is made in Flex and AIR by design studio De Monsters.
Taking some cues from Splashup, Splashup Light also has powerful tools for advanced image editing enthusiasts like Levels, Hue – Saturation and Brightness – Contrast. Together with standards tools like rotate, crop, resize and many fun effects, Splashup Light is a well-rounded photo editor perfect for those that don’t need or want heavy desktop image editing suites.
SWFShot is a utility to allow you to take large high resolution snapshots of your JPG, PNG and SWF content. SWFShot is pretty simple really. Once you’ve read these instructions, view the “File and Info” tab to get started. From there, you can browse for a file.
Now that the file is selected and you are ready to capture images from your media file, click the “Load Media” button to load it behind the application as fullscreen panel-less, windowless preview.
29.) Mindomo Desktop
Mindomo Desktop is a mind mapping application which can be deployed to your desktop and run across operating systems. It allows you to work on your mind maps offline or when your internet connection is not available.
Just drag the image out of every browser to the PhotoTable Icon and it shows up on your screen, always in top, on- and offline. You can collect them on your screen, drag them, show/hide all at once and of course delete them one by one or even all at once. Bring them to front or back, change your PhotoTable Icon or copy the link of the picture was assigned to. You also can drag files from your os to the screen by dragging them to the PhotoTable Icon without losing the original image when deleting them from screen.
31.) TiltShift Generator
TiltShift Generator is a web service that adds cool camera effect to your picture on the fly.
This app is originally made to improve my cheap iPhone Camera’s potential.
zFlick is a free Adobe® AIR™ application for viewing and saving photos from the Flickr service.zFlick enables you to search for anything that your mind could desire. If you come across a really cool image save it! Simply drag-n-drop to your desktop. zFlick takes the capabilities of Adobe® AIR™ and produces a rich user friendly animated interface.