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25 Stunning Adobe AIR Applications For Designers

Adobe AIR Applications has become popular for internet-enabled desktop applications. If you’re a designer, AIR applications will help you with a multitude of tasks that will make your life easier, aiding you in streamlining your workflow.

Adobe Integrated Runtime, also known as Adobe AIR, is a cross-platform runtime environment developed by Adobe Systems for building Rich Internet Applications (RIA) using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML, and Ajax, that can be run as desktop applications. Today I have collected 25 Stunning Adobe AIR Applications For Web Designers.

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1. ImageSizer

ImageSizer

ImageSizer is a batch image processor tool built to resize, optimize and rename multiple JPG files. Once your images are processed, they can be exported as a single ZIP file, making it convenient to transfer groups of images on the internet.

2. Klok

Klok

Klok is a free time tracking application which will help you manage your time in more productive manner. You can track the time you spend on projects, how much you spend in meeting, on phone or even on making sales calls. In other words you can track everything in a very simple and hassle free  way.

3. zFlick

zflick

zFlick is a free Adobe Air application for viewing and saving photos from Flickr photo service. It enables you to search for anything, save the image you like by simply drag-n-dropping to your desktop. It provides a user friendly animated interface which looks very beautiful.

4. Xe-IMG Image Editor V3

Xe-IMG Image Editor

Using this simple image editor you can import images having format .jpg, .png, .gif. Mask them and apply variety of filters such as Sharpen, Enhance, and Embossing. It also has RGB color settings and status bar for your comfort.

5. Shrink O’Matic

Shrink O’Matic

Shrink O’Matic is an AIR application to easily resize a batch of images. It can handle JPGs, GIFs and PNGs. Simply drag and drop images and they’ll be resized as you wish. Options allow you to choose the output sizes, names and formats.

6. Font Picker

Font Picker

This simple tool helps you pick the best font for a project. Font Picker shows you fonts installed on your computer with customizable sample text for quick and easy font management and selection.

7. COLOURlovers

COLOURlovers

By using this AIR application you can browse entire database of COLOURLovers, having nearly 1 million named colors and more than 30,000 user created color palettes.

8. Color Browser

colorbrowser

This application is a simple way to create and organize your favorite color palettes. Sets of colors are easily viewable in a clean interface. Edit them, rearrange them, create new sets, and make them your own.

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9. Adobe Kuler

kuler

Kuler is a web-hosted application for generating color themes. Many people don’t know there is also a desktop based application for it, which requires Adobe AIR. You can quickly experiment different color variation and browse thousands of themes from Kuler community from your desktop..

10. JustResizeIt!

JustResizeIt!

11. Boks

Boks

Boks is an AIR application that provides a user interface for blueprint CSS’s framework. It handles grid configuration, baseline rhythm, CSS (with or without compression) and grid.png export, HTML layouts and much more.

12. SWFShot

SWFShot

SWFShot is an Adobe AIR based application that allows you to create high-resolution images of Flash content stored on your hard drive.

13. Splashup Light

Splashup Light

Splashup Light is an image editor made for those that want to enhance, beautify, or merely play with their photos. Effects include Levels, Contrast/Brightness, Hue Saturation, Text Editing and Shapes and much more. Splashup Light is ideal for those using Tablet PCs and other Portable Computers.

14. Em based layouts – Vertical rhythm calculator

Em based layouts

Em Calculator is a very simple way of creating CSS code for typography set on baseline style. It calculates vertical rhythm in em units instead of pixels, which is a typographic unit of measurement.

15. Pixus

Pixus

Pixus is a pixel ruler which measures the screen objects in pixels using both mouse and keyboard controls and preview your design with different skins,

16. Livebrush

Livebrush

Livebrush is a unique motion-based drawing tool. Use the speed of your brush to toss graphics around the screen or elegantly swing the brush around your cursor.

17. Icon Generator Lite

Icon Generator Lite

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.

18. DestroyFlickr

DestroyFlickr

DestroyFlickr explores alternative methods for viewing and sharing lickr content. Its user interface provides an environment that benefits photos rather than hindering them. With the ability to look at a photo on a dark, neutral background, you can view it without the interference of a brighter surrounding. It is able to retain a constant history of where you have navigated, offering the ability ot revisit a specific area.

19. Desktop Ruler

Desktop Ruler

Desktop Ruler helps to measure any graphic object on the desktop. A very useful tool for designers and web developers.

20. FontBook

FontBook

Font book enables you to find font for you new design and to view all of your installed fonts. You can manage you favorite fonts using groups and ratings.

21. iPlotz

iPlotz

iPlotz is a downloadable Adobe AIR application for wireframing and creating clickable and navigable mockups of websites and app interfaces. It comes with collaboration and project management tools for designers working in teams.

22. Splashup Light

Splashup Light

Splashup Light is a simple image editor that allows you to change levels, contrast/brightness, hue saturation, text editing, and shapes. It helps to enhance and improve your existing photos.

23. Mindomo

Mindomo

Mindomo Desktop is a mind mapping application which can be deployed onto your desktop and used across Linux, Mac OS, and Windows operating systems. It allows you to work on your mind maps offline.

24. Snoto Photo

Snoto Photo

Snoto Photo is a desktop application using Adobe AIR technology for browsing your recent photos and other images. You can also create a slideshow of your photos with AIR app.

25. Contrast-A

Contrast-A

Contrast-A is a great Adobe AIR application for designers wanting to easily create color schemes for their design. The tool comes with a contrast checker based on WCAG standards for accessible color contrast ratios.

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Husnain Naz

Naaz is a web designer and loves to find new tips and tricks for creativity purposes and likes to share them with the people.

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