Adobe AIR is a cross-platform runtime that uses the best among the web technologies to create truly rich and engaging applications for the desktop. Being a Flex Developer, I find Adobe AIR extremely interesting and useful to me. They are multitudes of AIR application out there which you can use in your day to day work life.
This, being my first post here in SDN, I would like to list some of the AIR applications that I have installed on my machine and find very useful in my work.
This one is definitely an indispensable application for all Flex/Air developers. It is one application that brilliantly integrates over 200 samples with source code, links and other details. It doesn’t limit itself to the Flex SDK but goes on to give examples of various other Cloud APIs, Visualization tools and Mapping.
Searchcoders is yet another very vital tool for Flex and Actionscript developers. It lets you search through an almost endless sea of information that is stored in the very famous mailing list archive Flex coders. It also lets you chat about the code without disrupting the conversation.
Scoop is a very useful Adobe AIR application that collates all your RSS feeds while integrating with Google Reader. The best part about this is that you do not have to limit yourself to one Google reader account but depend completely upon Scoop to collect all your feeds from multiple reader accounts.
All of us write down important code snippets and almost all of us misplace them or completely loose them. Not anymore! With Snippely you can save and organize snippets more conveniently. It is indeed a very useful tool.
This is a simple to-do application. It is very simple and naïve yet very useful. I personally prefer to use this one over the many other similar applications simply because it has an appealing look-and-feel.
This one is a simple color selecting tool that lets you find the values of a color, generate new colors and also see your most recent color generations.
This application displays a list of all the fonts installed in your system. Just type in your text and you can look through the list to see how your text looks in different fonts.
WebKut is a screen capture tool that lets you take snapshots of WebPages. You can also select parts of webpages whose snapshots are to be taken. The interface to this tool is very handy and lets you select the size of area, image format among other options.
In the age of social networking, one cannot forget Twitter. TweetDeck lets you manage your twitter feeds with its simple to use interface. If you have to add URLs to your tweet you can use its very handy feature to shorten it!
This one is not really related to your work but you can keep yourself updated on how the stock markets are doing. Considering the economic trends of these days, this application would be quite useful.
These are some of the applications that rest in my desktop. If you have any more applications that seem interesting, I would love to know more about them.
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