10 Adobe AIR -Must See- Applications

WebResourcesDepot have collected the "must see" Adobe AIR applications which any developer is interested in Adobe AIR should bookmark.

Some of the Adobe AIR applications have their source codes, so they may help developers to create their own.

Adobe AIR Applications With Source Code

 

Fresh

Download Fresh: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/sample_apps/b3/Fresh.air

Download Fresh Source Code: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/sample_apps/b3/Fresh.zip

Fresh is a skinnable RSS reader built entirely using AJAX running on Adobe AIR. The Fresh reader features offline RSS reading, multiple panels within a single window, tabbed browsing, and basic browser integration. Fresh is based on the YUI-Ext / Ext JS library and RSS Feed Viewer sample by Jack Slocum

Adobe AIR Sample Application - Fresh

 

Roadfinder

Download RoadFinder: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/sample_apps/b3/RoadFinder.air
Download RoadFinder Source Code: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/sample_apps/b3/RoadFinder.zip

Roadfinder combines two of the most popular online maps, Yahoo! Maps and Google Maps, into a single application. Search for an address by typing it in or dragging it from the desktop. There is close collaboration between these two maps as moving or zooming on either map effects the other.
Adobe AIR Application Sample RoadFinder

Spaz

Download Spaz: http://funkatron.com/index.php/site/comments/spaz_a_twitter_client_for_mac_os_x_windows_and_linux/
Download Spaz Source Code: http://code.google.com/p/spaz/

Spaz is a free, open source Twitter client for Mac, Windows and Linux. The current version, known as Spaz.AIR, uses the Adobe Integrated Runtime.
Adobe AIR Application Sample Spaz

 

Signet

Download Signet: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/sample_apps/b3/Signet.air
Download Signet Source Code: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/sample_apps/b3/Signet.zip

Signet gives you the ability to take your del.icio.us bookmarks to the desktop. Built entirely in HTML and JavaScript, Signet uses the YUI-Ext / Ext JS library by Jack Slocum.

 

Adobe AIR Applications Without Source Code

 

 Ora Time And Expense

Ora Time and Expense is a small easy-to-use application for tracking and generating timesheets, expense reports, and invoices.
Adobe AIR Application Sample

 

Digimix (This is a crazy one)

DigiMix is offering its customers the ability to find, edit, mix & share their music. This application is a demo version of DigiMix.
Adobe AIR Application Sample Digimix

 

SearchCoders

This Flex-based chat widget is designed with programmers in mind. The code input feature allows developers to chat about code without disrupting the conversation.
Adobe AIR Application Sample 5

 

finetune Desktop (Great Application)

The Finetune Desktop is the ultimate companion to your Finetune profile. With this application, you can listen to user created playlists as well as dynamic playlists dedicated to artists and tags. Finetune Desktop gives you quick access to your custom playlists and will keep track of your favorite music from Finetune.
Adobe AIR Application Sample finetune

 

DiggTop

DiggTop is an application for Windows and MacOSX that lets you view a blended list of your favourite Digg topic or keyword feeds. In addition to the full Digg submission information, it will also display a slideshow of images it can scrape from the linked article.

View video submissions from your favourite Digg video categories, and preview some videos right in the application. You can also set up keyword and Digg count filters that will notify you with a sound and icon when new stories match your criteria.
Adobe AIR Application Sample DiggTop

 

Kuler

The kuler desktop displays RSS feeds of color themes from kuler, an online application to explore, create, and share color harmonies.
Download Kuler: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/kuler/kuler_desktop_1-3_121207.air

Adobe AIR Sample Application Kuler

 

StockQ

StockQ is an application built for Adobe AIR which provides streaming stock quotes and manages multiple stock portfolios.
Adobe AIR Application Sample

  • wow, not bad! I love it! this was a well needed list for those who have no idea what adobe AIR is and the possibilities that come with it.

  • Thanks for the mention! Actually, Spaz is an open source application. You can get the source code from the SVN repository at http://code.google.com/p/spaz

  • Umut M.

    @Ed, Thanks for the info, I’ve updated the page.

  • GDizzle

    It’s really starting to look like desktop applications are the future… There’s no way you could get this kind of functionality in a browser!

  • Have a look at http://test.ikitikla.com . It is very biggest e-commercial project.

  • bimi den hofstede

    @GDizzle : I don’t see anything here that wouldn’t work as a SWF in a browser…. Can someone explain to me again why I would want to use AIR ???

  • I am very interested in the “digimix” sequencer, but I can’t find out anything about it. The digimix page just has a logo on it now. Does anyone know if it is possible to get a copy of this program, or better yet have access to the source code? I’d love to know how they created this.

  • I designed the kuler air app for Adobe so I was really excited to see it in your list. Thanks for the add 🙂

  • @Michael, it is a very cool application which I use daily. Thanks for it.

  • I always prefer the desktop applications anyway.

  • Michael

    You should check out http://www.feedalizr.com a very nice AIR App for friendfeed. Loads more to come as well I hear 😉

  • I have started a new site dedicated to Adobe AIR applications head on over to http://freshairapps.com and get app reviews, news tutorials and resources.

    Thanks J

  • Hi, nice summary of the best AIR apps around. I just released one myself and thought I would let you know about it:

    http://pogopixels.com/download/YouTube-AIR-Widget_15.html

    It’s basically a YouTubeWidget which lets you browse, search or view videos directly from the desktop. I hope it demonstrate well the sort of great apps that can be done with AIR!

  • Ilia Kovalchuk

    I saw a funny one over at http://www.ifartair.com. It doesn’t hold a candle to this list, but it’s still funny if you have audio.

  • Also check out Howler, an AIR mp3 player.
    http://www.ericcarlisle.com/projects/howler.aspx

  • Here is a service which requires the use of the Adobe Air client for users to benefit. Are there any other offerings that that require Adobe Air?
    http://www.newzdog.com

  • jkk

    Hi,
    I am planning to create a hospitality application. The application will contain live TV channel stream, VOD streams and movie video streams. This will be almost like a mediaplayer.
    The concept is to setup a PC based set-top boxes with LCD Panels to hotels. But all the data ( such TV list , Movie list ) will be stored in a remote Databse server ( MS SQL or Oracle).
    Since it should be very RIA with flash files, I chosed Adobe AIR to develop such interactive application.
    But when I go into adobe devlopment learning, I found
    1 ADOBE AIR with FLEX
    2.ADOBE AIR with FLASH
    3.ADOBE AIR with javascript
    I am ready to choose any type and go on. But it should support best Video player, SQL support.
    Also I am planning to deploy the application in Linux Set-/op boxes in future.
    Please advice.

  • @jkk,

    I can easily say that I’m not an experienced AIR developer. I created an application but took so much time of mine & still learning.

    I think you should better ask this question to Adobe AIR gorums for the best answer:

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/index.cfm?forumid=72

  • Nice list, but how about this one: http://www.riaforge.co.uk/go/flvplay

  • check out more AIR apps at the Adobe AIR Marketplace.

  • Ben

    I don’t think there’s any such thing as an AIR app without source code.

    Just browse to the folder where it was installed. It’s all right there. SWF files, JS files, etc.

  • Thanks for this list. Please check out this new Air Application for time tracking :

    http://twodecember.com/en/kronos/

  • Also checkout just released cyn.in Desktop AIR app.

    http://blog.cynapse.com/introducing-the-cynin-desktop

  • Here you can find 4 different AIR applications.
    2 for eBay searching with cool licking pets, 1 to send funny emails with a choice of 10 licking pets signatures.
    The last one is both an eBay alert (to remind u an auction is ending) and a 1 hour count-down (so u can’t miss the auction).
    Enjoy !

  • nice article.. im writing about adobe air too..

  • Hi,
    I am planning to create a hospitality application. The application will contain live TV channel stream, VOD streams and movie video streams. This will be almost like a mediaplayer.
    The concept is to setup a PC based set-top boxes with LCD Panels to hotels. But all the data ( such TV list , Movie list ) will be stored in a remote Databse server ( MS SQL or Oracle).
    Since it should be very RIA with flash files, I chosed Adobe AIR to develop such interactive application.
    But when I go into adobe devlopment learning, I found
    1 ADOBE AIR with FLEX
    2.ADOBE AIR with FLASH
    3.ADOBE AIR with javascript
    I am ready to choose any type and go on. But it should support best Video player, SQL support.
    Also I am planning to deploy the application in Linux Set-/op boxes in future.
    Please advice.

  • this is cool,thax .Im interesting in this …

  • Airaddicted

    Check also http://www.loom.tv. The company provides a real nice air app for searching & collecting videos from different sources on the web. Own playlists can be embedded on your own website or blog. I never use YouTube again – LoomTV is so much more fun!

  • TwitterDeck is missing!!! http://tweetdeck.com/beta/

  • Great list, thanks for sharing!

  • Nice collection of AIR Apps. Looking forward to learning more about Adobe AIR Development.

  • AIR app Bulkr can be used to download photos from Flickr in batches. You can backup your entire photostream with one click. There are many other features too – download sets, favorites, explore photos, flickr search etc.

    http://clipyourphotos.com/bulkr

  • TDawg

    So like where is studiocloud eh? oh… hehe I didn’t look at the date of this post. Oh well… my bad. Anyways they provide a free adobe air business program. their website is studiocloud.com

  • Hey, My favorite app is Road finder.
    Thanks for share….

  • VerseVIEW is a Bible and Song lyrics presentation software completely written with Adobe AIR and Yahoo YUI. (www.verseview.info)

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