10 Kick Ass Adobe AIR Apps You Should Try

Remember Adobe AIR? With advancements in HTML5 and even Silverlight, AIR seems to have been left in the back of our minds-at least here at Web.AppStorm. Adobe AIR has some pretty great apps, however, that are still rocking the AIR space and even leading their respective areas (like Twitter).

We’ve pulled together 10 kick ass Adobe AIR apps you should definitely try if you haven’t already. Take a look!

TweetDeck

TweetDeck

1. TweetDeck

TweetDeck is one of the most popular Twitter clients around and with good reason; it’s feature rich, a pleasure to use and cross-platform thanks to Adobe AIR. The AIR app also has Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Google Buzz and Foursquare integration, among many other amazing features.

Price: Free

Seesmic

Seesmic

2. Seesmic Desktop

Seesmic Desktop is another competing and powerful desktop Twitter client sporting an easy to use interface and lots of great features. Seesmic also developed Twhirl, a once popular Twitter client taking advantage of Adobe AIR and my first favorite Twitter client.

Price: Free
AppStorm Review: Become a Social Network Ninja with Seesmic

Splashup

Splashup

3. Splashup Light

If you need image editing capabilities that don’t extend too far into the advanced areas, Splashup may just be your go-to app. It’s a very lightweight yet more than capable photo editor that can take on most users’ lightweight editing tasks. If you need more, you can also try out the full Splashup app.

Price: Free
Related Roundup: The Top 8 Free Online Image Editors

SlideRocket Player

SlideRocket Player

4. SlideRocket Player

If you deal with presentations, SlideRocket is a must-try web app. SlideRocket takes presentations to the next level and eliminates the need for less flexible, more expensive software. The SlideRocket Player AIR app is the perfect compliment to an already amazing web app and service.

Price: Free / $24+ per month
First Review: SlideRocket: Desktop-like Online Presentations?
Second Review: Power Your Presentations with the New SlideRocket

Doit.im

Doit.im

5. doit.im

If you’re not already using a task management app, Doit.im is a great one to try out. With access on pretty much every platform (web, desktop and mobile), you’ll have quick and easy access to your tasks at all times. The AIR app uses a fresh and clean interface and is a breeze to use.

Price: Free
Review: Efficient Task Management with Doit.im

Klok 2 Pro

Klok 2 Pro

6. Klok 2 Pro

Keeping track of your time and the way you use it is vital if you want to be more productive and, especially for freelancers, minimize the amount of time you work for free. Although the app isn’t free, it definitely has a great selection of features and a nice interface to visualize how and when your time is being used.

Price: $15.99, trial available
Related Roundup: 50 Air Apps and Browser Addons for Web Designers and Developers

iPlotz

iPlotz

7. iPlotz

Need to create mockups or wireframes? Definitely give iPlotz a try as it will most likely be just the solution you were looking for. iPlotz makes it easy to wireframe your ideas whether you’re on Windows, Mac or Linux and includes a plethora of features to help you get the job done such as project and task management.

Price: $75, trial available
Related Roundup: 101 Apps for Your Web App Startup Toolbox

EarthBrowser

EarthBrowser

8. EarthBrowser

Although Google Maps and other online mapping software is quite amazing, EarthBrowser offers some features to take things to the next level. EarthBrowser offers features like real-time weather conditions and forecasts, live natural disaster updates and animations and a whole lot more.

Price: $29.95, trial available

Polaris

Polaris

9. Polaris

If you run a website, there’s a strong chance you’re a Google Analytics user and you probably check on your site’s stats pretty frequently. Polaris is an AIR app that gives you a sexy and easy to understand interface for your Google Analytics stats, which also makes it super easy to keep an eye on your stats all the time and instantly.

Price: Free

Yammer Desktop

Yammer Desktop

10. Yammer Desktop

This is Yammer’s own desktop client, which makes it super easy to stay up on current happenings within your company or organization. If you’re not familiar with Yammer, it’s basically Twitter but for companies or organizations.

Price: Free

Care to share?

Although these are some great AIR apps, we’d love to hear about your favorites so leave us a comment below. Thanks!

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Project ROME

Project ROME

11. Project ROME

From Adobe, Project ROME is an “all-in-one content creation and publishing” app for a variety of uses. To better understand some of the things Project ROME can do, you’ll want to watch their video trailer. Submitted by Will Moyer. Thanks!

Price: Free

skimmer

skimmer

12. skimmer

Skimmer℠ is an app 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.” Submitted by mor4ee. Thanks!

Price: Free

Livebrush

Livebrush

13. Livebrush

Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gesture. By combining simple motion controls with brush styles, Livebrush offers a fun and unique way to create graphics.” Submitted by to. Thanks!

Price: Free


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