Adobe AIR is now one of most innovative application platform for developers to build rich Internet applications that run outside the browser on multiple operating systems.
There are apps for everything from business to shopping to image management to managing music.
And there are also some applications that are useful for webmasters, authors and administrators of blogs. These includes Google apps, image editors, social networks, feedreaders, comment moderators and other useful apps for blogs.
We have selected more than 10 AIR apps to help you on your design blog workflow.
Shrink O’Matic is an AIR application to easily (batch) resize (shrink) images. It handles JPGs, GIFs and PNGs. This can be used in resizing the photos you will use for your post.
A simple application to resize images in batches. It includes settings for quality and a crop tool for individual images.
An image editor for simple image enhancements. It allows you to adjust levels, contrast, brightness, hue, saturation and more.
Websnapshot take a screenshot just by entering the URL or dragging and dropping the page into the program using one of the three sizing methods; Thumbnail, Browser or fullpage view. This can be used in creating post of showcasing web sites.
WebKut is an AIR application that allows you to capture web pages, or parts of them in a very simple way. This can be used to capture a certain part of a site and use as an image reference for a blog post.
A simple app for creating AIR application icons in all four icon sizes out of one 256×256 PNG file. This can be used to generate png icons in different sizes for your icons freebies.
TweetDeck is an Adobe Air desktop application that aims to evolve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking an abundance of information. This can be use to share and tweet your blog post as well as sharing some design related tweets to your followers. You can manage your groups as well as multiple users.
DiggTop is an application for Windows and MacOSX that lets you view a blended list of your favourite Digg topic or keyword feeds. This can be use for one of social media’s high traffic generator.
Moderator is a WordPress Plugin and associated desktop application, built using Adobe AIR, that allows you to view and moderate comments from your desktop. This would be useful as you don’t need to access you wp-admin to moderate the comments.
Doomi is a simple to-do-list application that designed to stay out of your way, be easy to use and look pretty. This would be useful in creating and managing your list like task for creating new post or submitting your post to social sites.
MiniTask is a FREE, fast and easy-to-use task management application that helps you with organising your daily todos more efficiently. This would also be a great alternative for managing your task.
GMDesk is an application that lets you run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps as a stand-alone application to do all your mail handling, calendar event reading etc with.
ReadAir is a desktop client for Google Reader. This would help you get updated on the recent feeds from other design blogs you follow.
SEO Analyzer checks your page rank and analyzes your links and keywords for their search ranking effectiveness. This would be helpful for the SEO side of your blog.