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[NO LONGER WORKS] Adobe AIR applications are nice looking and not so memory-hungry applications. If you don’t already have Adobe AIR installed you can download it for free from Adobe’s website.

We’ve already previously taken a look at some Adobe AIR applications 8 Adobe AIR Apps That DON'T Suck 8 Adobe AIR Apps That DON'T Suck Read More worth installing but more and more websites are constantly jumping on the AIR bandwagon. So here are some more new AIR apps worth a look.


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.

Just like on the website enter the keywords that you want to search for and choose if you want to search for colours, palettes or a pattern. Then select how you want to sort the results and then hit “search”.

This one is useful for artists, designers, decorators or just anyone looking to re-decorate their house.


Ora Time and Expense

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.

When you first run it, make sure that you configure the settings so that the First Name is your name and not “John Doe”. After doing this you can then choose the data format and other settings such as number of decimal places for money and hours. New projects, clients, task types and expense types can also be added.

Once you’ve got everything set up you can start a “New Task” if you know how long it’s going to take or you can start the timer and this will start a task. You can also pause the timer in case you have to run out somewhere. Once you’ve finished doing the project you can generate in a number of formats and then print it or send it via email.


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.

As I said, the number of AIR apps is increasing all the time. So which new ones have caught your eye recently?

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