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Scout is a free application (with Windows and Mac versions) that allows anyone to make use of Compass and Sass without the complexity of Ruby + command line.

The applicationĀ runs Sass and Compass in a self-contained Ruby environment, has support for defining multiple projects and various settings to customize the use.


Using Scout, we can define custom output folders (so that any generated CSS can be directly written into our project folders) and also set the style of the CSS (nested, compressed, etc.).

And, a logging interface displays every action performed by the app (with any errors occurred).

Antialiaser is a free application that eases OpenType and TrueType font visualization and customization for using them inside Flex and AIR projects.

Using the application, it is possible to use any font, fine tune them and get the generated CSS.


Its interface shows the system + embedded fonts, standard + zoom view and has various options like activating transparent background, comparisons and snapshots.

Advanced and beginner Flex developers will probably both find the application useful for a better typography in their projects.

Antialiser comes with versions for for Windows and Mac OS X.

ScaleNine is a website providing free themes for styling your Adobe AIR and Flex applications beautifully.

The themes are created using graphical skinning techniques, CSS styling, programmatic skinning, or a combination of them.

There are 80+ themes which are built by different designers and the website also lists inspirational applications + resources for Adobe AIR and Flex developers.


AnalyzePal is a free Adobe-AIR application that provides an easy way to measure your PayPal sales, performance & customer tracking.

It doesn't require any PayPal username-pass or API information as AnalyzePal works in an offline way with the transaction logs that can be downloaded from PayPal.


The application displays a snapshot of your last 3 months activities with charts or you can view the revenue for any given period.

AnalyzePal is also great for browsing past transactions quickly as it works offline.

Besides the free version, it has paid & more-featured versions that can filter data by customers, countries, etc.

Adobe AIR applications are great considering the ease-of-use & simplicity they offer.

Almost regulary, WRD is sharing the fresh Adobe AIR applications that web designers & developers will find useful, like:

Since then, new applications are created & ready to use. And, here they are:


Image Editing, Debugging & Invoicing


zFlick Flickr Search Tool

This is an awesome Flickr search tool that makes browsing between images fun.

Once you find what you're looking for, just drag'n drop that image to your desktop to download it.



It helps measuring the width/height of any item on the desktop. With a semi-transparent background & custom-presets, it is a great helper when prototyping websites.

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Adobe used to have individual Cookbooks applications for Flex, AIR & Mobile that presented code snippets created by the community.

Now, they have combined all, with new additions, under a single Adobe Cookbooks application.

Adobe Cookbooks

The website is a great place for finding ready-to-use code samples for Adobe products, specially ActionScript & Flex.

Besides adding new snippets, users can request for the ones that they can not find & other users can create/share them.

The new Adobe Cookbooks also offers a better search/browsing experience with titles like "related recipes" & "contributor lists".

Adobe AIRAdobe AIR has clearly became the standard on creating desktop applications for web developers.

Besides the offline applications, it can combine the richness of web with the simplicity of desktop & offer very functional tools.

At WRD, there were 2 other posts that had shared web designer/developer focused Adobe AIR apps.:

Since then, various new tools are built & here are 15 new Adobe AIR applications for designers & developers:


colrful - Adobe AIR Flickr Search Tool

colrful is a beautiful application that enables you to make color-based searches in Flickr. Any number of colors can be mentioned, they can be viewed as thumbnails/originals & downloaded.

Another feature is the ability to mention an image URL & get similar images from Flickr.


Google Analytics Adobe AIR Interface

The application is a desktop interface for Google Analytics (free version works with 1 website).

It offers most of the features of Google Analytics including visits, pageviews, reports, Google Maps report & more..

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Adobe AIR LogoWith the ease of development & multi-platform support, Adobe AIR is a getting-popular choice for creating desktop applications.

There are many beautiful applications built with it including the ones that are functional for the designer & developer community.

Months ago, a post published at WRD was sharing 27 Adobe AIR Applications – Handy For Web Designers. Since then, there are various great applications created.

And here they are, 16 Fresh Adobe AIR Applications For Designers & Developers:



ImageSizer is a batch image processor tool which can resize, optimize and rename multiple JPG files.

Once the images are processes, they can be exported as a single .zip file.



A batch image resizer that works with drag'n drops. It enables users to define different presets in advance & creates resized images instantly.

The application is great for anyone sending photos with e-mails, requires batch resizing & more.

Xe-IMG Editor

Xe-IMG Editor

It supports multiple image types, image-from-URLs & SWF files as images to be edited.

With various effects like: zoom, image mask, sharpening, enhancing, embossing & more Xe-IMG Editor is a handy free desktop image editor.

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Every designer & developer loves handy tools that simplify frequent tasks.

And, even if you've a complicated software that does the same thing, usually it is much more effective to run a tiny, fast-loading application that does the job.

This is a list of 27 functional Adobe AIR applications that can help a web designer to design & develop:

  • Better
  • Faster
  • More organized

Info: If you don't have Adobe AIR installed, it can be downloaded from here.

Web Snapshot

Adobe Air Snaphot

Very nice application for taking snapshots of any webpage.

It enables you to configure the snapshot sizes & lets you choose whether the snapshot be a thumbnail, browser size or the full page.


Adobe AIR Screenshot

Using WebKut, you can take snapshots of an entire webpage, parts of them or a selection.

The tool's interface helps a lot by showing the size of the area selected, letting the user to choose the image format & quality.


Adobe Air Ruler

A pixel ruler that enables you to measure the size of any object..

With browser skins, overlay mode and screen size presets, you can also preview how your design will look in the real environment.

Web & interface designers will love it.


Adobe AIR Pixel Ruler

PixelPerfect has 1 job to do: measure things on your desktop.

While designing a website or looking for the size of an object in a website, you can run this ruler & that's it.

Icon Generator

Adobe AIR Icon Generator

A little application that lets you generate a CS3 or Web 2.0 style icon, in only 3 steps. Pick color, type characters, and save it. Icon is generated in 4 different sizes.

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I am, kinda, well-organised developer and try not to code similar things twice and keep my code snippets within folders to reach them whenever needed.

Today I saw Snippely, a code snippet manager built with Adobe AIR by the Mootools development team (yeah, complicated).

Code Snippet Manager

With a very simple interface Snippely organizes your code snippets and can highlight coding syntax for easier reading. Best of all it is open source, which Adobe AIR developers looking for a good Mootools sample may find handy to dive into the code.

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