10 Adobe Air Apps Essential for Designers

Adobe Air is a wonderful platform and is so versatile with all the applications out at the moment, from Financing to being able to choose your color schemes for projects.


What is Adobe AIR? : Adobe AIR enables you to have your favorite web applications with you all the time.

Adobe AIR 1.5.2 Installer

What is Adobe AIR SDK? : The Adobe® AIR™ SDK provides the tools necessary to build and deploy Adobe AIR applications, including:

  • Framework for Adobe AIR APIs
  • Template for the Adobe AIR application install badge
  • Command-line Adobe AIR Debug Launcher (ADL)
  • Command-line Adobe AIR Developer Tool (ADT)

10 Adobe AIR Apps Essential for Designers

1. 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.


2. Adobe Shortcut App for Creative Suite

Can’t remember your shortcuts? No worries. Introducing the Adobe Shortcut App, an amazing new tool from Adobe that lets you find and gather the shortcuts you need on your desktop. So they’re right where you need them, when you need them, allowing you to create your masterpieces with ease.


3. Fractal4D

A program that lets you create 3D fractals by controlling their movement, intensity, color and much much more.


4. WebKut

WebKut is an AIR application that allows you to capture web pages, or parts of them in a very simple way. It provides you 3 capture options that can be the entire page, the current view, or only a selection.


5. Icon Generator

Icon Generator is a little application that lets you generate a CS3 or Web 2.0 style icon in only 3 steps. You can pick color, type characters, and save it. It lets you create 4 different sizes of the icon.


6. Relax my Eyes

RelaxMyEyes runs in the background & warns you when it is time to relax your eyes. Very handy for designers & developers, people who are very concentrated & don’t realize how time goes by.


7. Tilt Shift

TiltShift Adobe AIR application gives your photos a tilt-shift photography effect that normally requires expensive special lenses or Photoshop chops.


8. iPlotz

iplotz allows anyone to create navigable mockups and wireframes to create prototypes of websites and software applications.


9. Pixus

Pixus is an pixel ruler application. It can measure the screen objects in pixels using both mouse and keyboard control and preview your design with skins and presets.


10. Agile Agenda

Agile Agenda is a very powerful tool for project managers. It will automatically set the start and end dates of each of your tasks based upon the available information such as task priority, resource availability and estimated durations. It will automatically move completed tasks up, extend the duration of late tasks, split partially completed tasks. Among Agile Agenda features: automatic milestones, dependencies, resource allocation and availability, filtered GANTT charts, task lists.


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