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30+ Best Adobe AIR Applications For Designers

Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a free yet sleek runtime environment that let developers to set up web applications that can run as standalone client applications without the constraints of a browser.

With Adobe AIR, it has unleashed the creativity of designers and developers. They can now  have a consistent and flexible development environment for the delivery of applications across devices and platforms such iOS, Adroid and Blackberry OS.

And the result, users can enjoy great applications with great features!

So, what you are waiting for?

Check out our 30+ Best Adobe AIR Applications Designer Should Use Today which we are confident you will love it.

(By the way, there are 4 sections we have prepared for you: Creative & Design, Management, Pictures & Videos and Social Networking. Enjoy!)


Creative & Design

Font Picker

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.

Besides installing it into your computer, you can also use the tool right away from the site.

Simple enough but pretty useful right?


Pixus

Pixus allows you to measure screen objects in pixel using both keyboard and mouse control. You can then preview your designs with presets and skins.


LiveBrush

Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gesture. By combining simple motion controls with brush styles, Livebrush offers a fun and unique way to create graphics.


Contrast-A

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.


Icon Generator

Icon Generator is a little application built on AIR that lets you generate a CS5 or Web 2.0 style icon. Don’t you think the “KC” above looks great?


iPlotz

With iPlotz you can create clickable, navigable wireframes to create the experience of a real website or software application.

You can also invite others to comment on the designs, and once ready, you can then manage the tasks for developers and designers to build the project.


Balsamiq

Product managers, designers, developers and even clients can now work together in the same tool to quickly iterate over software mockups, before writing code.

Mockups feels like you are drawing, but it’s digital, so you can tweak and rearrange controls easily, and the end result is much cleaner. Teams can come up with a design and iterate over it in real-time in the course of a meeting.


TiltShift

TiltShift Generator is an AIR app that adds cool camera effect to your picture on the fly. You can control lens blur, color, and vignetting to make cool DSL / fake miniature image.

Who says you need big and bulky (plus expensive) DSLR to have awesome pictures?


Citrify Photo Editor

Citrify is easy and fun way to edit and spice up your photos. Airbrush your photos and remove pimples. Reduce glare and smooth out wrinkles. Citrify allows you to touchup and adjust your photos with ease.

Best of all, you can add eye-popping effects to your photos. Did you ever want to make your own ‘Obama’ poster? Or wonder what you would look like as the Incredible Hulk?


PreFab3D

PreFab3D is an attempt to simplify common tasks, improve the workflow and greatly enhance the visual quality of your Flash 3D productions.

It’s a small but powerfull tool that can add visual quality to low polygon models using a nice bag of tricks thanks to the advanced rendering capabilities of Away3D.

In fact – we’d say that it’s the “missing link” between designers, modelers and Flash 3D developers!


SimpleDiagrams

SimpleDiagrams is a small desktop application that helps you express your ideas quickly and simply. There’s just enough functionality to describe a thought or capture a process.

SimpleDiagrams keeps the visual expression clear through the simple design of library items and backgrounds.

(image: Mashable)


Splash Up

Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once.

Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.


Photo & Video

Shufflr

Shufflr is your window to the online video universe . You can now discover, view, share & collect videos from all over the web – Comedy Central, Lonely Planet, New York Times and many more. From millions of videos on the web, Shufflr finds the videos you like, using your social graph and some smart learning algorithms.

You can now enjoy your very own personalized online TV without spend much!


inPreso Screens

inPreso Screens is a simple software mock-ups and website wireframes design application. With inPreso Screens you can design low and high-fidelity wireframes, add simple interactivity and instantly publish your wireframes on web.

Visual task setting with inPreso Screens will greatly improve your communication with developers, designers and stakeholders.


Flickroom

Flickroom is an Adobe AIR based application that provides the rich browsing experience Flickr users have long deserved. The dark theme ensures that your photographs look better than ever before.


Uvlayer

uvlayer makes it easy and fun to organize video, photos, and games so you can enjoy them with your friends wherever you are. You can discover and collect media from places like YouTube, Flickr, Hulu, Revision3 and many more.

uvlayer enables you to create collections of media and store them the way you want and where you want.


Management

Polaris for Google Analytics

Polaris is a cross-platform desktop widget for Google Analytics. With 8 standard reports it’s the easiest way keep your data always instantly available. The rich interface and swift navigation make it a pleasure to use.

Such a convenient!


Sandbox Violation

Sandbox Violation desktop is an Adobe® AIR™ application for the flex and flash programming community where users can post questions and answers and earn points based on the votes their content receives.

It also saves your unsubmitted entry if you go offline while composing a question or answer.


SlickRocket

SlideRocket is a revolutionary new way to create stunning presentations, manage them intelligently, share them securely and measure the results. The SlideRocket Player lets you synchronize presentations to your desktop to take with you and present offline..

This is definitely the best way to get feedbacks for your project.


Espresso Reader

EspressoReader is a desktop client for Google Reader that helps you manage and sift through your feeds efficiently and in a visually appealing interface.


Doomi

Doomi was designed from the ground up to stay out of your way and out of your browser. It has all the features you use, and none of the ones you don’t. Create, edit, set reminders, and keep archives of your old tasks.


Ora Time and Expense

Ora Time and Expense is a small easy-to-use application for tracking and generating timesheets, expense reports, and invoices. Use the task timer for tracking time sheet activities. Use your webcam to scan expense receipts, which automatically attach to expense reports.

Customizable report templates generate time sheets, expense reports, and invoices for you to submit in HTML, Excel, CSV, or XML.


StudioCloud

StudioCloud is free business management software that provides an integrated system including Client Management, Scheduling, Point-of-Sale, Bookkeeping, Reporting, Marketing Campaigns, Project/Event Management and much more!


EBay Desktop Application

eBay Desktop is an application built on AIR that provides a better way to shop eBay, the world’s leading online marketplace. Features such as 1 click search filters, alerts, history, and feeds go beyond what is possible within the browser.

The instant a bid comes in, you are notified without having to check your email or open a browser. How cool is that?


Agile Agenda

Agile Agenda is a project scheduling utility focused on allowing project managers to enter data about tasks. The software is capable of dynamically adjusting to changing conditions that occur during a project life cycle.


Doit.Im

Doit.im adopts the excellent task management principles to guide you to get head cleared and rid of various pending ideas in mind , help you organize tasks and focus on important items , so as to closely tracking work and feel easy when facing up bulks of complicated projects.

No pressure but efficient , enjoy your work and get unexpected success.


Klok

Simplified time tracking for those working on multiple clients, projects or tasks. In contrast to many time entry applications, Klok allows you to visually see how your days are filling up.


Mindomo Desktop

Mindomo Desktop is a collaborative mind mapping and brainstorming 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.


Social Networking

Skimmer

Skimmer is an Adobe® AIR™ desktop application designed to streamline, beautify, and enhance the experience of participating in your most frequently used social networking activities.

It improves upon your day-to-day interaction with multiple social networks, removing distractions and providing a rich experience that is particularly suited to multimedia content.


TweetDeck

TweetDeck is your personal real-time browser, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more.

The parts that we love most are it let you to manage multiple Twitter accounts simultaneously, use its scheduling feature to check-in or send a tweet in the future and use your TweetDeck Account to add all of your social network accounts in one go.

TweetDeck is totally a must-use application for heavy social-networker.


Do you have any experience with the applications mentioned above? Did we miss any great Adobe AIR application?

Feel free to share with us by leaving us your comment below. Cheers!

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2 comments

  1. avatar

    Cool! I like the iPlotz. A very convenient and efficient way of designing your website. You just simply pass the design made to developers to build the project you want.

  2. avatar

    Hey, great AIR apps design collection.
    Thanks…

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