Best Adobe AIR Applications for Designers


Adobe AIR was first introduced on 19 March 2007 with the name of Apollo by Adobe Team. Previously, the applications which could only be used inside a browser are now capable of running directly through your desktop.

Adobe AIR designed as a cross-operating system runtime that enables web developers to use their existing web development skills, code and tools to build and deploy rich web applications and content to the desktop. The only requirement is that to run the Adobe AIR Application you need the AIR runtime engine installed in your system.

BlackBookSafe Adobe AIR Application

BlackBookSafe is an HTML/JavaScript contact list sample application built on Adobe AIR 1.5. The application uses the JQuery framework and the AS3CoreLib library, and come with three new AIR 1.5 features: Pixel Bender effects, 3D transformations, and the encrypted local database. – Visit


GMDesk is an application that lets you run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps as a stand-alone application to do all your mail handling, calendar event reading etc with. No need to open it up in a web browser, or have it clutter your workspace. – Visit

Flickr Desktop Search

Flickr Desktop Search
Flickr Desktop Search is an Adobe AIR based utility which helps you to search Flickr images. – Visit


Snoto Photo
Snoto Photo is a desktop application for browsing your recent photos as well as the recent photos of others. You can also do a slideshow of the photos. – Visit


AlertThingy - Your social deskop!
AlertThingy v3 brings the very latest updates from your favourite social networks direct to your desktop. Plus send Tweets, update your Facebook status, upload photos to Flickr, post to Tumblr and more. – Visit

GeeMail – Desktop client for gmail

Have you ever wished you could run a special application for gmail, and use the browser only for browsing? GeeMail is your wish fulfilled; and it does even more. GeeMail has everything in place which is required to access your gmail. You don’t need to configure POP and IMAP settings like traditional email clients. – Visit

Facebook Desktop for Adobe AIR

Official Facebook Adobe AIR app


AIRTube Video Downloader

AIRTube Video Downloader allows you to download YouTube FLV videos by simply dragging or pasting in the video’s URL. After the video downloads the application will expand and show you a preview of the video. – Visit


UvLayer is a social video application where you can discover, watch, collect and share video media. – Visit


Twitteron is an Adobe AIR powered desktop application for twitter. The interface looks clean and easy to use. – Visit


Skimmer is an Adobe AIR desktop application designed to streamline, beautify, and enhance the experience of participating in your most frequently used social networking activities. It improves upon your day-to-day interaction with multiple social networks . – Visit

Polaris – Adobe Air Google Analytics Desktop Application

Polaris – Adobe Air Google Analytics Desktop Application
Polaris is free desktop reporting client for Google Analytics that lets you have google analytics data right on your desktop. – Visit

twibble desktop

twibble desktop
twibble desktop is a twitter client for Mac and Windows built on top of the new Adobe AIR platform. – Visit


twhirl is a desktop client for the Twitter microblogging service. Most of the features available on the Twitter website are accessible through twhirl, too. Plus, a lot of usability enhancements have been added. It is based on the new Adobe AIR platform that allows web development techniques to be used to create desktop applications. It is powered by the Flash-based Flex 3 framework, also from Adobe. – Visit

Adobe Media Player

its allows you to watch downloaded, streamed, or your personal videos stored on your computer. – Visit


Bookmash is a mashup application which allows you to find quickly videos, music, photos, people and news on line.

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