We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
5,138 Software Downloads

Adobe Air 2.7.1

Adobe Air is not so much an application in its own right as a platform which can be used to run other applications. Using Flash, Flex, Ajax and HTML, programs can be designed that run on a range of platforms freeing them from the constraints of the internet. Online applications have seen something of a popularity surge in recent years, and Adobe Air aims to make them as close to traditional hard drive based programs as possible.

There are a huge number of applications available for the Air platform - everything from Twitter clients and eBay tools to agenda tools and media players - and there is a key benefit of using Air. Should you switch from a Windows based PC to a Mac or Linux machine, or frequently work with computer which have different operating system installed, the cross-platform nature of Air means that it is possible to work with the same programs without the need to install a platform-specific version.

After Adobe Air has been installed, don't be confused by the fact that no program shortcuts have been created to launch the tool - you will first need to install one or more Air applications; a good starting point is to pay a visit to the Adobe Air Marketplace at http://www.adobe.com/go/airmarketplace. From here you can browse through a wealth of tools covering all manner of topics.

Platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 2000, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Version: 1.5.3.9130
Licence: Freeware
Manufacturer: Adobe
Date Added: {ts '2011-08-10 10:20:00'}


IDG UK Sites

3 of the best portable chargers: a solar power charger, a hand-cranked charger, and how to charge...

IDG UK Sites

iOS 8 review: Hands on with the iOS 8 beta

IDG UK Sites

Thinking robots: The philosophy of artificial intelligence and evolving technology

IDG UK Sites

Sharknado 2 VFX: how The Asylum created CG flying man-eating sharks