Adobe AIR allows developers to take advantage of different technology in order to further develop their own applications. These applications run outside of the Web browser and can function across multiple platforms. Adobe AIR, which is free, is used by many companies, such as Nickelodeon, eBay and National Geographic.
This is a free application for AIR that allows users to shrink their images in batch format, rather than one by one. Drag and drop PNGs, JPEGs or GIFs and select how you want it to shrink.
2. Font Picker
This free tool grabs all of your font files and lets you type in a sample phrase to help you select the font you need.
Track personal time and see how you spend your days.
Drag and drop or type in a URL into this application to take snapshots of a website. They can be in browser size, full page size or thumbnail size.
This works in a similar fashion to Websnapshot, except you also have the ability to cut out a selection of the Web page for snapshot purposes.
This allows users to generate a Web 2.0 or a CS3 style icon. Only three steps are involved and you are on your way to four different sizes of your newly generated icon.
This allows users to find Flickr photos based on keywords or usernames. Papervision is used to show the photos and save it to your computer, but it only offers up to 100 search results.
Search among almost a million different colors to find the one you need.
Use this application to organize color palettes you enjoy the most. There is also a sample palette to get started.
Import color themes to be used in various Adobe applications.
11. RegExr Desktop
This desktop application offers the ability to test expressions with special characters.
Use this tool to store "snippets" of code, quick memos and notes instead of abusing your hard drive with multiple instances of Notepad. It can even be organized to quickly retrieve the memos.
This application has won awards for its ability to help developers search for the kind of code they need. You can even take notes and keep track of various blog posts of high value. Best of all, it is free.
This free application will allow you to manage your time effectively, and it also allows you to reorganize your day by drag and drop.
The Freelancer’s Estimation Assistance Tool allows freelancers to determine how much they have been making hourly for the day.
This is an easy to use application that resizes images based on the options set in your widget. This makes for easy Internet uploading.
Import all of your images and edit them without dealing with clunky Adobe applications.
This application has been around for awhile, helping users redefine their images. In recent updates, however, they have made the process even easier, with clearer instructions posted directed on the application.
Interact with a 3D space of RGB color and experiment with the different combinations. This also allows you to check the level of contrast and to test for color deficiency.
Automatically backup your modified PNG files while you are in Fireworks. Adobe AIR is definitely a unique kind of development tool that has developers creating so many kind of applications that make the lives of others easier.