Monday, September 22, 2008

9 Useful Adobe Flex / AIR Applications

Adobe's Flex framework and the AIR component have brought allot of versitility to both websites and the desktop.  Here is a small collection of some of the best applications out there currently.

  1. Mediamaster - is an application that will save your entire song library so you don't have to rip/download/buy them all over again if you ever lose them due to a computer crash.  You can also share your playlist with other users and browse their music selections.
  2. - Is an application to help you get thru your next project.  It contains a document creator called Buzzword, a desktop sharing app for collaboration and meetings, and Adobe share which gives you 5gb of file storage.
  3. Finetune - This is a awesome internet radio application which allows users to create and share playlists.
  4. Mooflair - This application is one of the best video delivery system around.  It allows you to browse through videos, create playlists, and download them to your desktop so you can easily drop them onto your iPod.
  5. Photoshop Express - This application from Adobe, combines the photo editing capabilities of Photoshop Elements in a Flex RIA. You get 2 gigs of online photo storage, and a free URL to host all your pictures and albums. It can also be integrated with other social websites, like flickr, facebook, and  picassa.
  6. IExpenseOnline - This financial application helps you track what you spend vs. what you make, and it also has tips on how to cut down your expenses and save your money.
  7. Tweetdeck - This application lets you seamlessly read and write tweets for Twitter, outside of your browser.
  8. Craig's List Desktop - This application makes searching thru listings on Craig's List much easier.  There are multiple searching options, and pictures are included in the results.  You can save your searches, and all of the listings update in real time.
  9. Timetoast - A handy appliaction to organize numerous dates.  Add the dates you need to remember along with a description and Timetoast will chart them on a timeline for you.  Picturs can also be added and you can share your timeline with other users.

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