45+ Adobe AIR Applications for Designers and Developers

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Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-platform runtime environment used to build rich internet applications using Adobe Flash, Flex, HTML and Ajax, helping web developers and designers to perform their task with ease and much efficiently. This is one of the most appreciated application platform which become a very popular platform for internet-enabled desktop applications in recent years. With the increase in its popularity, the number of utilities and tools are also increased significantly.

If you are designer or developer then you must check these handy and convenient tools based on Adobe AIR platform which will offer ease and flexibility in your daily routine.

1. Flickroom

Flickroom is designed to provide you the luxurious Flickr browsing experience. You can share Photos via Twitter or share them on Facebook, browse Streams, Sets and Groups and enjoy many other features.

2. Klok

Every web designer and developer needs to manage their time. Klok is a neat and nifty time tracking tool for managing your time which comes with pre-defined templates. You can use it from your desktop if you have Adobe Air 1.5 or higher.

3. facedesk

Facedesk is a stand-alone Adobe AIR application to do all surfing related to Facebook. You don’t need to open Facebook is another web browser this application will be your browser for surfing Facebook.

4. ZFLICK

zFlick is a free Adobe Air application which can be used to view and saving photos from Flickr. It also offers search feature for Flickr.

5. WebKut

WebKut is a simplistic application to capture web pages or part of it. It provides 3 ways to capture, entire page, current view or a selection.

6. Shrink O’Matic

Shrink O’Matic is an Adobe AIR application to easily resize batch of images. It supports JPG, GIF and PNG formats of image. Simply drag and drop images and choose the output sizes, names and formats from options and they will be re-sized.

7. Kuler

Using Adobe Kuler you can browse the color themes and import directly into Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. You need to login to your account first.

8. ImageSizer

9. Moderator – WP comments moderator

Moderator is a wordpress plugin and desktop application that allows you to view and moderate comments of your website directly from your desktop. You can accept or delete comments or mark them as spam.

10. Xe-IMG Image Editor

Xe-IMG Image Editor is a free and simple application which requires Adobe AIR to run. You can import photos in different extensions and Filter Sharpen, Enhance, Zoom Photo, Mask Image etc.

11. BetaDesigns Caliper

Using BetaDesigns Caliper you can measure anything on your monitor. The Caliper floats above all other application on the screen and can be used to measure anything on monitor screen. This is a very handy tool for Web Designers for Layout Measurements and for Graphic Designers for Illustration Measurements.

12. Designview

Designview is a very useful tool for those, developing Flex applications to create a quick layout before fine tuning to MXML. It provides basic functionality of Flex Builder Design View.

13. SWFShot

SWFShot is an Adobe AIR based application which allows you to take large high resolution snapshots of your JPG, PNG and SWF content saved in your hard disk.

14. Livebrush

Livebrush is a motion-based tool designed for drawing purpose. It contains over 100 styles and decorations, you can export lines you draw as vector files which can be used in other graphics applications.

15. Remember The Task

Remember The Task is an AIR based application designed by Jash Sayani, for simple purpose of remembering tasks. It is a light-weight application that allows users to view pending tasks with due dates and add, view and complete tasks.

16. TweetDeck

TweetDeck is a personal browser by which you can remain in touch of your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more. It shows everything you want to see and helps you to remain updated and organized.

17. Flickr Desktop Search

It is a very simple application to search Flickr.com from desktop. It supports Linux, Mac and Windows.

18. COLOURlovers-Desktop Color Finder

Colorlovers is an awesome tool to find brilliant color schemes. With this interface, you can download pallets, color schemes and patterns without going to your browser.

19. CFDocs on AIR

CFDocs is extremely simple to use AIR application which is designed to learn AIR. It contains all ColdFusion tags and functions which can be used on your desktop when you are offline.

20. ColorBrowser

This application is a simple way to create and organize your desired color palettes. You can edit them, rearrange them, create new sets and save them for use in future.

21. Em based Vertical rhythm calculator

Em Calculator is a very unproblematic way of creating CSS code for typography set on baseline style. Rather than pixels it calculates the vertical rhythm of your designs in em units, which is a unit of measurement in the field of typography.

22. Polaris for Google Analytics

Polaris is a desktop reporting client for Google Analytics. If you have 1 website to monitor then it is free otherwise if you want to monitor multiple websites then you can purchase Paid Version which costs $15 / Year.

23. PixelWindow

PixelWindow is much unsophisticated Adobe AIR application used for measuring elements on your monitor screen in pixels.

24. Websnapshot

You must have come across to the situations when you need to take a screen-shot of a website; Websnapshot is capable of doing this job very easily and efficiently. You just enter the URL and press Snap, the thumbnails will be automatically saved to your “save” folder. You can select from three different types of snapshot which are Thumbnail, Browser size or Full Page

25. FEAT

Freelancer’s Estimation Assistance Tool (FEAT) is a tool to help freelancers in calculating hourly rates and project pricing estimates. You can define your expenses like salaries, tax and mention the profit margin that you expect. Then it gives your hourly rate that you must charge.

26. AIR Icon Generator

AIR Icon Generator is a very quick way of making icon or web 2.0 badges. You just need to enter text, choose the icon and color. Then by pressing “Generate Icon” you will get different sizes of the generated icons.

27. Font Picker

Font Picker is a simple tool to view all the fonts installed on your computer with sample which can be customized. This is an excellent application for quick font selection and management.

28. SEO Analyzer

SEO Analyzer is built using Adobe AIR and it is a desktop based application build specially for checking page ranking, link and keyword analysis of any website.

29. Splashup Light

This application is capable of performing levels, Hue/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast rotate, crop, resize and many more basic image editing features.

30. RegExr Desktop

RegExr Desktop is a un-complex desktop based tool for learning, editing and testing regular expressions or RegEX.

31. colorPicker

colorPicker is Adobe AIR application ascertain the hexadecimal color code from a color grid or sliders. You can use “Copy to Clipboard” button to copy the hexadecimal value of the color and paste it into your HTML code or IDE. It also keeps a list of all recently used colors.

32. iPlotz


iPlotz is used to create clickable, navigable mockups and wireframes, of a website or application. It is a downloadable application, desktop version costs $75.

33. JustResizeIt


Using this application you can drag and drop images, re-size them and further drag and drop re-sized images into E-Mail or a folder.

34. htmlText Editor


htmlText Editor is a basic WYSIWYG editor for htmlText. You can create htmlText visually hence speeding up the workflow.

35. .merlin – An AIR Font Organizer

.merlin is an AIR based utility; it will extract the actual font name and rename the fonts which are labeled incorrectly.

36. Ora Time and Expense


Ora Time and Expense is a tiny application which has power of tracking and generating timesheets, expense reports and invoices.

37. Fireworks AutoBackup utility


AutoBackup utility provide to the flexibility of saving a copy of working file automatically at a user-specified interval inside a folder named FWAIRBackup which will be located in the same location of original file.

38. SearchCoders


By using this application you can interact with different Flex Developers. You can search most valuable source of Flex-related information like the Flexcoders mailing lists.

39. Fractal 4D


Fractal4D is a free and AIR based line art generator. Very handy tool to create abstract lines.

10. De MonsterDebugger


De MonsterDebugger is a debugger for Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR. The great thing in this application is, it is open source and can be used for free.

41. FNK

Fnk (pronounced fink) is an online visual programming environment that uses a dataflow approach for the analysis, processing and synthesis of image, sound and other data in real-time.

42. DOOMI


DOOMI has one basic and important function, which is to remember what you have to do next. A very simple To-Do List.

43. BOKS


Boks is a Visual Grid Editor which provides a user interface for blueprint CSS’s framework. It has ability to handle Grid configuration, baseline rhythm, CSS exporting and HTML layouts.

44. The SQLite Sorcerer


SQLite Sorcerer can be used to perform basic ADMIN functions for SQLite database. You can create database, open recent database, compare the structures of different databases and check the results of SQL.

45. Demandbase Stream


Demandbase Stream is an effective website traffic tracking tool which enables you to see which businesses are visiting your website in real-time. You can filter data and set up a watch list or examine the keywords being searched and the pages which are currently being viewed.

46. GMDesk


GMDesk enables you to run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Map without opening any web browser. It is an AIR based stand-alone application which offers convenient access to most Google Services.

If you have experience of using Adobe AIR then mention the applications you use in comments and suggest us the applications which are missing in this list.

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20 Comments Best Comments First
  • RaduM

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 15:00

    1

    Nice list :)
    You can also use the Text Escaping Unescaping with AIR app I made to convert text in different formats: http://bit.ly/aCsa3d

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  • Steven Lee

    Monday, June 28th, 2010 16:43

    7

    This is totally awesome! Thanks for all the effort in compiling all of these!

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  • Dan

    Monday, June 28th, 2010 12:45

    8

    Amazing list, Adobe Air has some great tools for web development and project management. We use Boks and Klok quite a lot. Also the Kuler app is pretty cool.

    0
  • Mike

    Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 09:31

    9

    Thanks for the awesome list :) I found the application to store the color pallets is extremely helpful. It’s what I have been looking for for an alternative of Adobe Kuler.

    0
  • Vivek Parmar

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 23:44

    5

    Huge list most of them are new to me thanks for adding all of them at one place.

    0
  • krike

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 19:35

    2

    Nice list :) Some are new for me :D thanks for sharing

    0
    • Taimur Asghar

      Sunday, June 27th, 2010 21:55

      3

      Thanks Krike for your appreciation :D

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  • Dan B. Lee

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 23:29

    4

    Great article and thanks for the work on this. I have heard of a many of these apps but it wasn’t until now that I realized the level of redundancy between them all. Many of these apps accomplish the same thing in similar ways, perhaps with a few features that differentiate them.

    Do you think this is because of the limitations of AIR? Or is there really a high demand for the features that each app has?

    0
  • John

    Thursday, July 1st, 2010 02:50

    10

    Awesome post. This is what really makes adobe stand out. thanks

    0
  • Aaron

    Friday, July 2nd, 2010 18:29

    11

    Awesome post! A lot of good AIR apps here. I use to Destroy Twitter for my tweets and such. I think its a very good one! Check it out! Thanks for the post!

    0
  • Saket Jajodia

    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 18:31

    18

    Awesome collection, Thanks a lot Taimur.. In this I liked most of them and going to give try to some of them e.g.: Websnapshot, AIR Icon Generator, Font Picker and SEO Analyzer..!! Thanks once again..!! :)

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  • Sanjeeb Sahu

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 11:21

    19

    Thanks for posting such good applications, but i l love Flickroom..

    0
  • Dan Andries

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 03:46

    20

    Font Picker made me install AIR. Thanks a lot dude!

    0
  • Tony

    Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 14:42

    17

    Taimur you provided quite a comprehensive list of incredible AIR Applications. Kuler and TweetDeck are the ones I already knew, but Doomi and WebKut are just awesome I’m definitely going to use them. Thanks a lot.

    0
  • Silviu

    Monday, September 19th, 2011 11:39

    16

    Huge list most of them are new to me thanks for adding all of them at one place.

    0
  • Mr Calsaire

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 09:13

    12

    What a mad list !! thx for that !

    0
  • asnake

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 13:48

    13

    that’s why adobe standsout ….. thanks alot

    0
  • Harold

    Monday, July 19th, 2010 20:01

    14

    Nice to see an SQLite app. Thanks

    0
  • Gabriel Achiran

    Monday, August 29th, 2011 15:08

    15

    Adobe is amazing. I never knew they were so many apps, and each of one is very useful.

    0
  • Saad Bassi

    Monday, June 28th, 2010 07:58

    6

    Thanks for a useful addition.:)

    0
  • Dan Andries

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 03:46

    20

    Font Picker made me install AIR. Thanks a lot dude!

    0
  • Sanjeeb Sahu

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 11:21

    19

    Thanks for posting such good applications, but i l love Flickroom..

    0
  • Saket Jajodia

    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 18:31

    18

    Awesome collection, Thanks a lot Taimur.. In this I liked most of them and going to give try to some of them e.g.: Websnapshot, AIR Icon Generator, Font Picker and SEO Analyzer..!! Thanks once again..!! :)

    0
  • Tony

    Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 14:42

    17

    Taimur you provided quite a comprehensive list of incredible AIR Applications. Kuler and TweetDeck are the ones I already knew, but Doomi and WebKut are just awesome I’m definitely going to use them. Thanks a lot.

    0
  • Silviu

    Monday, September 19th, 2011 11:39

    16

    Huge list most of them are new to me thanks for adding all of them at one place.

    0
  • Gabriel Achiran

    Monday, August 29th, 2011 15:08

    15

    Adobe is amazing. I never knew they were so many apps, and each of one is very useful.

    0
  • Harold

    Monday, July 19th, 2010 20:01

    14

    Nice to see an SQLite app. Thanks

    0
  • asnake

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 13:48

    13

    that’s why adobe standsout ….. thanks alot

    0
  • Mr Calsaire

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 09:13

    12

    What a mad list !! thx for that !

    0
  • Aaron

    Friday, July 2nd, 2010 18:29

    11

    Awesome post! A lot of good AIR apps here. I use to Destroy Twitter for my tweets and such. I think its a very good one! Check it out! Thanks for the post!

    0
  • John

    Thursday, July 1st, 2010 02:50

    10

    Awesome post. This is what really makes adobe stand out. thanks

    0
  • Mike

    Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 09:31

    9

    Thanks for the awesome list :) I found the application to store the color pallets is extremely helpful. It’s what I have been looking for for an alternative of Adobe Kuler.

    0
  • Dan

    Monday, June 28th, 2010 12:45

    8

    Amazing list, Adobe Air has some great tools for web development and project management. We use Boks and Klok quite a lot. Also the Kuler app is pretty cool.

    0
  • Steven Lee

    Monday, June 28th, 2010 16:43

    7

    This is totally awesome! Thanks for all the effort in compiling all of these!

    0
  • Vivek Parmar

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 23:44

    5

    Huge list most of them are new to me thanks for adding all of them at one place.

    0
  • Dan B. Lee

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 23:29

    4

    Great article and thanks for the work on this. I have heard of a many of these apps but it wasn’t until now that I realized the level of redundancy between them all. Many of these apps accomplish the same thing in similar ways, perhaps with a few features that differentiate them.

    Do you think this is because of the limitations of AIR? Or is there really a high demand for the features that each app has?

    0
  • krike

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 19:35

    2

    Nice list :) Some are new for me :D thanks for sharing

    0
    • Taimur Asghar

      Sunday, June 27th, 2010 21:55

      3

      Thanks Krike for your appreciation :D

      0
  • RaduM

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 15:00

    1

    Nice list :)
    You can also use the Text Escaping Unescaping with AIR app I made to convert text in different formats: http://bit.ly/aCsa3d

    0
  • Saad Bassi

    Monday, June 28th, 2010 07:58

    6

    Thanks for a useful addition.:)

    0

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