20+ Useful Adobe AIR Applications You Should Know

Adobe AIR was first introduced on 19 March 2007 with the name of Apollo and 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.

Here’s a collection of some Adobe AIR Application you should know.

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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.


ReadAir is a desktop client for Google Reader.

Flickr Desktop Search

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


ImageDropr is a new tool for uploading your images to flickr. This application takes a unique approach towards preparing your content, titles, tags, etc. by creating tools that expedite this process.

Flickr Flipper

Flickr Flipper allows you to search for Flickr photos and also search for photos from specific Flickr users. It uses Papervision to display the photos one at a time and even allows you to download the photo to your computer.


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.


RichFLV allows you to read and edit FLV data. You can cut FLVs, convert the sound of the flv to mp3 and convert flv to swf.

Adobe Media Player

Adobe Media Player allows you to queue up and download your favorite Internet TV content, track and download new episodes automatically, and manage your personal video library for viewing at your convenience.


Shrink O’Matic is an AIR application to easily (batch) resize (shrink) images. It handles JPGs, GIFs and PNGs.


Color Browser is a simple way to create and organize your favorite color palettes. Sets of colors are easily viewable in a clean interface.

Color Finder

Desktop Color Finder lets you search our entire database of nearly 1 million named colors and more than 300,00 user created color palettes.


WebKut is an AIR application that allows you to capture web pages, or parts of them in a very simple way.

Photoshop Express Uploader

Photoshop Express Uploader lets you drag and drop photos from your desktop to upload to Photoshop Express.


facedesk is an application that, when installed, becomes a stand-alone application to do all your Facebook surfing with.


Flair is a free, easy to install application that lets you know whenever you’re poked, or someone writes on your wall, or adds you as a friend – without having to constantly check the Facebook website or your email.

WordPress Comment Moderator

Moderator is a WordPress Plugin and associated desktop application, built using Adobe AIR, that allows you to view and moderate comments from your desktop.

Ora Time and Expense

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


Klok is a tool intended to be used by individuals, who have a need to track the time they spend on projects, tasks or anything else for that matter.

Finetune Desktop

Finetune Desktop gives you quick access to your custom playlists and will keep track of your favorite music from Finetune.

Pandora Desktop

With the Pandora Desktop Application, you can play your Pandora stations right from your desktop – without opening a new browser window.

Adobe Developer Connection Developer Desktop

Adobe Developer Connection Developer Desktop (ADC Desktop) is an Adobe AIR application that delivers a number of helpful resources for Developers.

Other resources:

Resources, tutorials and collections of Adobe AIR applications.

Adobe AIR Marketplace

Adobe AIR Marketplace is a place where AIR developers can publish their Adobe AIR applications for users to download.

Adobe Air Tutorials

Adobe AIR Tutorials. Articles, resources, tutorials, and downloads.