20 Free Adobe Air Apps for Designers and Developers

Adobe AIR is a very versatile development environment, developed with Flash, HTML or JavaScript code to create desktop applications (apps). It is very light light and easy to use.

You need to download Adobe Air so that these apps can run on your desktop, here is the link: Download Adobe Air.

1. Google Analytics Reporting Suite

Google AnalyticsDescription:The Google Analytics Reporting Suite brings Google Analytics to the desktop, with a host of features that help you understand how your website is performing and where you can improve.

2. Pownce (http://pownce.com/)

PownceDescription:Pownce is a way to keep in touch with and share stuff with your friends. Send people files, links, events, and messages and then have real conversations with the recipients. Once you join you can download the Adobe Air App. Highly Recommended.

3. Digg Reader (http://www.xeroproject.com/diggReader/)

DiggDescription:This is not really a Designer or Developer App, but it is the best app that I have come across.
The digg reader allows you to chose from one of the main 4 Digg RSS feeds to read the latest headlines, it refreshes every 2 minutes, then click on a headline to read the full story. (Simple).

4. Kuler Desktop

KulerDescription:Browse and search color themes from kuler (kuler.adobe.com), you can view RSS feeds of the Highest Rated, Most Popular, Newest, and Randomly Selected themes.

5. JoomEdit (http://www.joomlaonair.com/index.php/joomedit)

Description:Joomedit is a desktop based Joomla content manager built in Adobe Flex/ Air 3, it is designed to allow you to manage Joomla content from a sleek and friendly browser independent desktop user interface it currently supports Joomla 1.0.13 and 1.50.

6. WebKut (http://toki-woki.net/p/WebKut/)

Description:This application allows you to capture web pages, or parts of them in a very simple way, and save them.

7. Spaz – Twitter Client (http://funkatron.com/spaz)

Description:Spaz is a free, open source Twitter client for Mac, Windows and Linux.

8. WebSnapshot (http://onrails.org/)

Description:A very easy to use, as the title says, web snap shot utility.

9. CleVR Stitcher (http://www.clevr.com/stitcher)

Description:The CleVR Stitcher is an incredibly easy way of creating your panoramas. Simply drag and drop your photos and press the button and you should have a perfect panorama in a couple of minutes.

10. Ora Time and Expense (http://www.johnwu.com/ora)

Description:Ora Time and Expense is a small easy-to-use application for tracking and generating timesheets, expense reports, and invoices.

And the rest…

11. twhirl.
(Another Titter Client).

12. FotoBooth
(Integrates with flickr for one click uploads to your flickr account).

13. Snapshooter (Write a valid web address and hit the “Take snapshot” to save an instant picture of any webpage to your desktop..

14. Color Browser
(Color Browser is an app to organize your favorite color palettes locally).

14. Color Browser
(Color Browser is an app to organize your favorite color palettes locally).

15. Flickr Flipper
(Flickr Flipper allows you to search for Flickr photos and also search for photos from specific Flickr users).

16. Vertabase Timer
(Track time on projects and track time on clients).

17. MyDesktopNotes
(This widget offers the possibility to create notes shown on your desktop. You can create multiple notes and customize them).

17. Agile Agenda
(An excellent Task Scheduler).

18. Sundial
(Sundial allows you to track and report on time spent on multiple projects).

19. Google Calendar Invoice Creator
(This app reads an RSS feed from your Google Calendar in which every created appointment the number of hours worked for a project represents. Based on the title it filters the appointments, calculates the total of hours and creates your invoice in html or text version).

20. Klok
(Klok is a tool intended to be used by individuals, like myself, who have a need to track the time they spend on projects, tasks or anything else for that matter.).

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