I like Adobe AIR. With AIR you can develope rich internet applications that run outside the browser on multiple operating systems. In this post I want to share with you some really interesting Adobe AIR applications for web lovers: this list includes some social-network clients, developer tools, and mashup applications.
1. TIME 100 desktop application
TIME 100 allows you to access to the complete archive of past and present honorees on the TIME 100 annual list of the “World's Most Influential People”.
I think it's one of the most interesting applications actually in circulation. Take it a look!
DestroyTwitter is a robust but compact Twitter application built on the Adobe AIR platform. It consists of a series of canvases that constantly update to keep tweets current and up-to-date using notifications that appear immediately after a new tweet arrives.
DestroyTwitter also features complete direct messaging functionality. Messages and tweets can be replied to with the original visible for quick and easy reference. A search function is also available to track anything that's being talked about.
Feedalizr is a social media desktop client that keeps track of updates from friendfeed, twitter, facebook, Flickr, Twitpic & jaiku. It offers full support for these services so that users can interact, i.e. comment, like, favorite, tweet, reply etc. and their updates are instantly reflected on the services website and added to their stream.
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, removing distractions and providing a rich experience that is particularly suited to multimedia content.
5. Icon Generator
Icon Generator is a little application that lets you generate a CS3 or Web 2.0 style icon, only 3 step. Pick color, type characters, and save it. Just create 4 different sizes of the icon.
6. Kuler Desktop
Kuler is an online application to create and share color harmonies. With this AIR application you can search and import Kuler themes directly into Creative Suite 3 Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
You can also view the highest tated, most popular, newest, and randomly selected themes. Drag and drop themes as transparent "tear offs," to scale and view over any application.
Lita is an administration interface for SQLite databases. It lets you edit your databases structure and data in a dedicated environment.
With Lita you can open, create, compact databases; create, rename, delete, and empty tables; Easily run, import and export your custom SQL statements.
Bookmash is a mashup application which allows you to find quickly videos, music, photos, people and news on line.
Any suggestions about other interesting AIR applications? Please leave a comment!