5 Cool Adobe AIR Applications


If you always find yourself on COLOURlovers looking for colours, palettes and patterns then the COLOURlovers Desktop Color Finder could come in pretty useful for when you’re needing a palette.

Ora Time and Expense

Ora Time and Expense is an AIR app that everyone wanting to track time should have. If you’re a freelancer and you need to time a project that you’re working on as well as generate reports such as invoices, expense reports and timesheets in various formats (.csv, .htm, .xml, .xls) then this is a good app to install.


Tumblweed is like Twhirl but it lets you post updates to Tumblr. Just like on Tumblr you can post a text entry, photo, quote, link, chat, audio or video. Within Tumblweed you can also post a snapshot which will let you take a picture using your webcam then add a caption and then post it.

Shrink O’Matic

Shrink O’Matic is an AIR app that allows you to resize one image or multiple images at the click of a button. Once the application is open, select the output width and height or ratio then the output name that will be given to the images and then the format. You can choose to keep the format the same or convert it to JPG, GIF or PNG.

Password Keeper

A nice AIR app that I recently discovered and one that I will be using a lot is Password Keeper. If you have a brain and use different passwords for different websites then sometimes remembering all these passwords can be a pretty hard task. Password Keeper does exactly what it says on the tin - it keeps all your passwords in one lightweight and nice AIR application. When you first run Password Keeper you enter a username and password for Password Keeper then you will be logged in. From here you can add passwords. To add a password click “New” then enter the title of the website, the URL, your username and your password for that website then click “Save”. Your password is now saved and can be retrieved at any time.