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Favorite Adobe AIR Apps

Posted by Sravan | September 10, 2008 .

Adobe AIR

Adobe Systems posted a press release a couple of days ago that “there have been more than 25 million installations of applications deployed on Adobe® AIR™ in the first six months since its release.” Sure, the number is a product of various parameters and an unknown procedure but it still is a great achievement!

I love AIR apps and use some of them every day. So I thought it would be nice if we can share and discover new ones from each other. Here are my five favorites (in alphabetical order).

1. Google Analytics: This has been around for quite a while, and its ability to go offline helps. I don’t personally use it a lot, but it is quite useful for every site owner or webmaster, now that Google Analytics has become such an integral tool for them.

2. RichFLV: I discovered this a day after I mourned Randy Pausch’s death, and watched his Last Lecture on it. The only app that can edit FLVs (at least was when I reviewed it), I continue to use it as an FLV player to watch long Youtube videos.

3. Snackr: What would I do without this? Snackr is the RSS ticker that I use to read most of the blogs that I don’t read daily. It is also the way I catch up with the RIA community. The app got better after it started syncing up with Google Reader.

4. Tokbox: I forgot to review this here, but it is a cool way to video chat. You must try it, if you haven’t already.

5. Twhirl: This social software client is feature-packed to the core. Most of you probably are using it, right?

What AIR apps do you use? Let us know using the comment form below.

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4 Comments so far
  1. Richard Monson-Haefel  September 11, 2008 6:01 am

    Cool applications! I especially like Google Analyitics.

    I would suggest, however, that you consider Curl Nitro (http://www.curl.com) for office work. Curl Nitro has a stronger sandbox than AIR and is safer in an office setting where tacit workers might download arbitrary applications. You never know what that cool office widget might be doing to your computer. With Curl Nitro its not a concern because all applications are completely quarantined by default.

  2. Mário Santos  September 11, 2008 6:20 am

    I use one called Klok, that is a time manager specialy usefull to me (track some of my time spent on some freelancing projects) and also google analythics reporting suite :)

  3. Mário Santos  September 11, 2008 6:21 am

    I use one called Klok, that is a time manager specialy usefull to me (track some of my time spent on some freelancing projects) and also google analythics reporting suite :)

    Can see it at:
    http://klok.mcgraphix.com/klok/index.htm

  4. Sravan  September 11, 2008 10:22 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about Curl, Richard. Should try out something sometime. I agree that Adobe products seem to be quite vulnerable. They’ve a lot of work in that area.

    Klok looks great, Mário. But I’ve never been able to use time planners. I hope to one day value my time enough to do that. :-)

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