As everyone know Adobe’s AIR platform permits developers to create awesome desktop based applications with existing HTML, Ajax, Flex, or Flash web development skillset. This is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Adobe AIR applications supports many features like native desktop integration, drag-and-drop, Input Output Files scenarios, Clipboard and more.
Below is the list of ‘Huge collection of Stunning Adobe AIR Applications and Resources‘, some of the applications / resources help us in learning and developing applications using Adobe AIR, really I mean it! if you do not believe it! just have a look below:
All Newly released Adobe AIR Applications this year:
Vimeo Desktop Uploader (Beta) is a cross-platform desktop application allows you to upload videos to Vimeo without visiting the website. You can even pause and resume your uploads! Installation is fast and easy. Once you’ve got the program loaded on your OS of choice, just drag and drop your videos to get the party started. And has more fancy features like Upload multiple files, Batch edit video info and privacy and Pause & resume upload
HipChat is an instant messaging service designed for Companies and Teams which provides all features like File Sharing and Storage, Chat Rooms, One-on-One Messaging, Notifications, Spell Checking, Chat and File history, Instant image preview, SMS Feature, Emotions. Special think about this one is like you can send and receive one-on-one chat messages on any phone via SMS. They’ll even be saved in the chat history.
Graphic.ly: Are you a fan of comic books, you must just download this application this has got lots of features actually this is a place for all people that, like us, love the art and story telling that lives within the pages of a comic book or graphic novel, and enjoy nothing more than sharing that enthusiasm with their friends. This is a place were Comics and Friends can meet. Desktop application is powered by Adobe AIR.
The Simpsons Unleashed is the application released by Fox and that allows you to play pranks on your friends using characters from “The Simpsons” television show. Just invite your friends to join the fun, Homer keeps you company on your desktop while you work or play, Toss exploding cans of Duff, radioactive nuclear rods and other means of destruction right on their Desktop, You can create even more digital havoc as you compete to see who can pull the most outrageous pranks!
Moviefone is a Desktop Application powered by Adobe AIR, it is titled as “Top HD Trailers” which lets you watch the latest HD Movie trailers. This widget is available for free works on both MAC and Windows Machines. It has got many features like Browse Away – It has got over 50 HC trailers to the most popular upcoming movies available at all times. Add the movie to your Netflix ® queue or purchase tickets to local showtimes, you can do your research, Build your list, Go Big [Fullscreen options for high definition monitors.]
National Geographic and Effective UI together released a Complete National Geographic! Where you can explore 120 years of amazing discoveries, fascinating maps and world’s best photography.
Through Zoodles you can safely entertain and educate your child online. Zoodles is a safe online service that makes learning fun for young children!
Printies allows kids to create there own design with the desktop application which is powered by Adobe AIR, it is a simple tool where your kids can come up with their own designs and Print the same on Fabric Sheet and you can show case the same to your friends.
ChessJam is a new online chess game which allow users to play chess with others from all around the world. This is compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux.
You can order your yummy and spicy Pizza from your desktop, this desktop application has been developed using Adobe AIR. Just download the application, install it and jump in by registering to the site and carry on to place an order. It’s Yummy Application
With aSnippet application you can share your code with other visitors and use what they post, this application is very useful for developers related to Flash [ActionScript] and Flex
Readefine is new way application where you can read your RSS feeds in a different style, this beautifies RSS, Google Reader articles, plain text and HTML for easy reading. Read content in a book like multi-column layout and tweak settings like justification, column width, etc. for that perfect look.
Flickroom is an Application which provides the rich browsing experience for Flickr users.
Focus Booster is a very good application to help you get What you need done! It is a simple and elegant application designed to help you eliminate the anxiety of time and enhance your focus and concentration.
More Adobe AIR Applications (old! but hot!):
Doit is an excellent Task Management Application, it supports cross-platform usage can work well in OS of Windows and Mac. Doit.im adopts the principles of GTD®, guides you to enjoy working pressure-free and efficient. Doit.im for phones is coming soon. Take your to-dos anywhere online. And Sync your Phone with the PC and work anytime without delay. Doit.im support delegation feature, you can collaborate with others in your task management.
Colabolo is a very good issue-tracker tool which would be useful for small teams and for personal use as well. You can navigate to your issues like you navigate your emails. You can organize your issues by type, status, assignee and priority, Filter your issues by type, status or assignee, you can discuss the issue with your colleagues using real-time commenting – Drag and Drop files to Share them, Receive push notifications to your dock, you can also integrate with email account to interact with your customers, Customize your workflow to match your business process, Review your project progress via your dashboard, Review your schedule and never miss a deadline, Respond without delay using iPhone app when on the move.
Livebrush is a drawing application tool. 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.
Adobe Shortcut App for Creative Suite: Can’t remember your shortcuts? No worries. Introducing the Adobe Shortcut App, an amazing new tool from Adobe that lets you find and gather the shortcuts you need on your desktop. So they’re right where you need them, when you need them, allowing you to create your masterpieces with ease.[Content Courtesy: Adobe AIR Marketplace]
Ephemeris is an Application mostly used for Photographers, his application uses Google Maps providing users the ability to select a location and determine the time and azimuth of sunrise or sunset for a given date or dates.
LoomTV has released desktop version, now you can catch latest and upcoming movies and favorite videos for free.
Lupo Manager the easiest way and most productive way to localize Flex applications. With this you can extract strings from your source code, manage resource bundles and implement i18n logic in your Adobe Flex® / Adobe AIR applications, in a very productive way.
Joost Media Player is an Adobe Air application that gives users the ability to view Joost.com’s extensive library of television shows, music and movies. The player has over 400 television shows, a library of over 10,000 music videos and a large selection of film.
NihongoUp is an award-winning Japanese educational game and reviewing tool that will help you study kana, JLPT kanji, vocabulary & grammar faster-and with more fun.
Pixel Window is a simple, awesome, light-weight, cross-platform application for measuring things on your screen, It creates a transparent window that acts like a pixel ruler with its width and height reported in the center. Just drag it around and resize it to measure whatever you want.
iPLOTZ allows you to rapidly create clickable, navigable mockups and wireframes for prototyping websites and software applications. Create a project, add wireframe pages with design components and discuss your creations with others.
Shrink O’Matic is an application which easily resize images that is shrink images. It handles JPGs, GIFs and PNGs. Your job is to just drag and drop images and they’ll be resized as you wish! it also allows you to choose the desired output sizes, names and formats.
JustResizeIt JustResizeIt! introduces a brand new way of resizing images – just drag and drop them!, wait a few seconds, and drag & drop resized images into an e-mail, an office document, or a folder.
Xe-IMG Image Editor V3: features include – Importing of .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…etc.,
ImageSizer now comes with a Crop Tool, it has got all features what a image editor should have like drag & drop, resizing, naming etc.,
Icon Generator for Adobe® AIR™ is a little application built on AIR that lets you generate a CS5 or Web 2.0 style icon.Three versions are prepared according to the usage. You can use Windows XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X, Linux.
Websnapshot: Just 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: 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.
Flickr Flipper: llows 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.
Splashup: is a powerful tool 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.
e2vector: is an illustration app. that enables you to draw pictures, or import and modify online SVG artwork.
Color Picker Applications
Pixus: A handy tool for web and interface designers which allows them to measure objects in pixels and preview design. You can measure screen objects in precise mouse / keyboard control and save them as presets and more features.
Kuler: With this application you can select your color themes in Adobe Kuler, sign in to your account & manage your themes. Also, import themes from Kuler Desktop directly into Adobe Creative Suites like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop.
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.
Random Pattern: An 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.
Colorbrowser: 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.
COLOURlovers Desktop Color Finder: You can use the Desktop Color Finder to search our entire database of nearly 1 million named colors and more than 300,00 user created color palettes.
Social Networking Tools
Sideline: Sideline is an Adobe® AIR™ desktop application built with the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). It allows users to create and group custom queries by topics of interest.
TweetDeck: is a desktop application which allows you to add, create and manage TwitterLists, Update Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn. Manage conversations with @replies and direct messages. Record, share and watch video clips, and view YouTube videos within TweetDeck too… and you can see many more features on the site. TweetDeck is also available for iPhone and iPad.
DestroyTwitter is a compact though robust Twitter application built to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux using Adobe AIR. It consists of a series of canvases that constantly update to keep tweets up-to-date using notifications that appear when a new tweet arrives. DestroyTwitter uses a minimal amount of memory compared to its AIR-based alternatives without sacrificing functionality and performance. As a result, it can easily run in the background as an automated process.
Polaris: is a Google Analytics Reporting suite AIR application, not built by Google Team but built using Google API and Adobe AIR and 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.
Wikipedia Desktop Widget
Wikipedia Desktop Widget: Lets you search Wikipedia topics from your desktop.
Project and Time Tracking Tools
Klok: is a personal time tracking tool, Every minute you spend working that goes unaccounted for is like giving away your product for free. Tracking your time accurately is essential to staying profitable. In addition, knowing how much time you spend on past projects, can allow you to better estimate future projects. Do you know how much time you spend in meetings? On the phone? Promoting yourself? Making sales calls? Keep track of anything with Klok’s simple work timer and visual display of how your days “fill up”.
Ora Time and Expense is a small easy-to-use application for tracking and generating timesheets, expense reports, and invoices. It has got many features like Task timer for tracking timesheet activities as you go. Start the timer when you begin a task, stop it when your done, and Ora will calculate the total duration, Use your webcam to scan expense receipts for automatic inclusion in expense reports, Mileage and Hotel wizards for quick expense entries, Enter timesheet tasks in minutes, hours, or days – Generate timesheets, expense reports, and invoices in HTML, Excel, CSV, or XML; Customizable timesheet, expense report, and invoice templates
Timeloc: is a desktop widget that keeps track of the time you have spent working on a job or project. It will no longer be a case of guess work as to how much you need to bill your clients or assign to a project. Timeloc is ideal for both internal and external billing.