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8 Adobe AIR Apps that DON'T Suck

Note: This blog post is from 2008. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.
Looking for some demonstrations of effective use of AIR? Check out 8 Adobe AIR Apps that DON'T Suck. Sure, it's got the oft-mentioned Ebay one, but lots more, including ones for Google Analytics, Pownce, Twitter, and Digg, that you may have missed.

Of course, many of those same examples (and more, though not all) are offered at the Adobe AIR showcase page. Still, the showcase is just a handful of highlighted examples and some, such as the WebKut page clipping tool and the XDrive app aren't listed. You can instead find those and dozens more at the AIR Marketplace. Curiously, a few of the makeuseof linked examples aren't even listed in the the Marketplace site, including the Google Analytics (still in beta), Pownce, Twhirl, or Digg ones, to name a few. (That may be old news to avid AIR fans, but I thought I'd point it out for those on the periphery.)

Given that, and for those who don't look at the Showcase or Marketplace pages regularly anyway, I thought this blog entry worth highlighting. In any case, It's nice to see outsiders picking up the baton in the AIR race.

BTW, I'm a huge fan of the site it's posted at, makeuseof.com, as they offer really valuable resource links on a wide range of tech topics every day.

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It might be worth mentioning also an AIR version of the CF8 docs by Brian Love which is a perfect application of the technology, simple, fast and highly useful:

# Posted By Jeremy Halliwell | 3/18/08 5:23 AM
And so you have. Thanks. :-)
# Posted By Charlie Arehart | 3/18/08 10:20 AM
I am developing a combined Adobe Flex and AIR application to manage and organize knowledge, based on topic maps: http://www.quesucede... Furthermore, the actual topic map engine was developed with ActionScript 3 and uses SQLite as a backing store (for object graph serialization and de-serialization). With Adobe AIR, I am hoping to provide a vastly improved user experience. Specifically, the availability of powerful graph visualization libraries that allow you to visually layout the relationships between topics contribute to making the whole topic map experience very intuitive and appealing.
# Posted By Brett Kromkamp | 10/4/09 5:31 PM
Nice lists and links, checking them one by one.. Thanks.
# Posted By IT Rush | 2/24/13 10:24 AM
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