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 application 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.
Requirements: Windows or 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.
Requirements: Adobe Air Runtime
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
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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