Adobe Air’s most install-worthy apps


Lifehacker has listed the top 10 apps that make installing AIR worth your time and effort. Among them are social networking widgets, RSS readers, and other utilities. As you may know, AIR is a set of cross-platform runtimes that allow developers to create rich internet apps that work on various different operating systems. The runtime environment is just as straightforward to install as any other ( JRE, for example).

Snackr and Twhirl, are both staples here at Hack a Day HQ for tracking news. We’ve also heard good things about Google Analytics Report Suite, which can be really useful for tracking site traffic. Still, we’re inclined to think that our audience could write software that’s at least as creative or useful. If you think you’re up to it, download the Adobe AIR SDK and get crackin’.

Comments

  1. vampyre says:

    this is pretty weak. perhaps you guys should change the name of this site to “what ever we can think of post about”. if this software had been modified to do something it wasn’t meant to do , then, maybe it would make a good post. but to just start listing of applications you like? thats just sad. if you guys need that much help i’ll gladly write up some articles

    i’ve been a loyal reader for a long time and i’m actually considering taking the site off my google gadget list. i hate to be harsh like this but, wow.

  2. vsnine says:

    I like the new format. Maily because I don’t read slashdot anymore because of all the trolls.

    Air looks pretty interesting, maybe it can reduce my “program clutter”…

  3. sifel says:

    i hope #2 is trolling..

  4. Dab says:

    “this is pretty weak. perhaps you guys should change the name of this site to “what ever we can think of post about”. if this software had been modified to do something it wasn’t meant to do , then, maybe it would make a good post. but to just start listing of applications you like? thats just sad. if you guys need that much help i’ll gladly write up some articles

    i’ve been a loyal reader for a long time and i’m actually considering taking the site off my google gadget list. i hate to be harsh like this but, wow.”

    My sentiments exactly. Shame really that Hackaday has become another /. and a poor imitation at that. Dissapointment Pie me thinks

  5. miked says:

    “but to just start listing of applications you like?”

    the main post seems to be adobe air applications that lifehacker likes

  6. joseph says:

    Yeah it seems like lifehacker has been making a few appearances on hackaday as of late. And Slashdot wouldn’t even post this story. This is like…digg stuff.

  7. Louis II says:

    Comment #1 makes sense.

    Comment #2 does not understand that the trolls will come here when they see the similar news topics/format.

    Comment #3 is trolling, obviously.

    Comment #4 true.

    Comment #5 Funny and True.

    Comment #6 has explained why I don’t use Digg.

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