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In my opinion, one of the best programs to be produced recently is the Adobe AIR platform which is being used to make some really visually powerful desktop applications. I was first introduced to Adobe AIR when I downloaded the desktop Pownce application and ever since then, I have heard nothing but praise from other bloggers about what fantastic software development opportunities Adobe has opened up.

In our recent roudnup of desktop apps for bloggers 30+ FREE Desktop Applications for Bloggers 30+ FREE Desktop Applications for Bloggers Read More there was one Adobe AIR powered tool too. Called Google Analytics AIR Beta, this one shows you (as the name of the app suggests) your Google Analytics statistics and takes away the need to visit the Analytics website. You can just load up this small desktop app and it very quickly collects the information for you enclosed within an aesthetically-pleasing interface.

But as always with programs like this, you have to give the software app your Google account password and some people may find this unacceptable. I on the other hand am inclined to trust the application. I find it tedious to go to the Analytics website and continually type in my password every time. This program keeps your password in a website profile and all you have to do is click on the profile for the website you want to analyse. The stats will then instantly load up.


You get all the features that you would normally expect to find on the regular Analytics site and all of the information is exportable as a downloadable PDF / Excel / XML file :


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I get the feeling that I will be checking my Analytics data a lot more in the future.

  1. ER
    May 26, 2009 at 9:24 pm


  2. saturngod
    January 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Download Link change now.... I searched and found it :)

    • Tony
      April 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

      i just dl'd and it did not work. Anyone have a working file?

  3. Marketing Man
    May 10, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Thanks for the article, I could not understand how to load the .air extension, thank you.

  4. Gadgetoman
    March 17, 2008 at 8:10 am

    It's realy nice. Thanks.

  5. William
    February 6, 2008 at 9:26 am

    If you installed the Adobe Air Beta 1 and then install the gas.air, and then upgrade the gas.air, it still works.

    Sorry the bad English! :-(

  6. Gilbert
    January 20, 2008 at 7:24 am

    I installed this using Air Beta 2 and have since upgraded to Air Beta 3. It still works with Beta 3 installed.

    I agree that this is one of the most comprehensive Air Apps so far.

    But remember folks this is a Beta technology (and not one of those eternal betas) so expect things to change and things to go wrong until Air gets an official release in the spring.

  7. Robert
    January 19, 2008 at 11:03 am

    In my case it says that GAA needs previous version of of Adobe AIR.

  8. fatihturan
    January 19, 2008 at 3:42 am

    This application doesn't work with Adobe AIR Beta 3. So bad. :(

    • Mark O'Neill
      January 19, 2008 at 9:26 am

      I hate to disagree with you but it DOES work with the latest version of Adobe AIR. I have it running on my PC right now.

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