Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 132 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    329,430
  • Date Added:
    October 05, 2010
  • File Size:
    15.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    211
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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A single platform to download individual applications across multiple operating systems. What's not to love? Adobe Air (which stands for Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a sleek runtime platform that installs and runs an application on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. You'll need it to download applications built using Air. Since developers need only make one version of the app for all three computing platforms, they can spend more quality time creating their product.

Or so the theory goes. As a runtime and delivery mechanism, Air won't determine how well the app fulfills its purpose, but programs built on Air do tend to look sleek and polished, like Web apps pulled down to the desktop. They also install quickly and seamlessly, as long as you've got the most recent version of Air running. If you don't, each app installation will prompt you.

Air has allowed developers to make hybrid applications, or desktop tools that can integrate with various Web services, while still allowing some offline functionality that Web browsers don't yet have. This includes things like taskbar and dock notifications. It continues to develop alongside advances to Adobe's other Web plug-ins. If you're looking at desktop applications based on Air, you should definitely give it a try.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 132 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 31
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 22
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4 stars

"Very clear and easy to use"

November 18, 2010  |  By paulcnet16

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

Easy to use, does what its says on the box.

Cons

None so far

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2 stars

"I trst Adobe but I have no idea how t use the tools"

November 05, 2010  |  By rnhammer

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

I do not know enogh to know what to ask!

Cons

Not alot of informantion about waht it helps me

Summary

I really have not enough information to from any true ideas about the product

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5 stars

"You'd know if you didn't have it."

November 05, 2010  |  By BOBCURBY

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

It is small and self-loads, without it a lot of what we see on the internet would be visible. It does its job without hesitation.

Cons

Apart from needing frequent updates, it hasn't got any.

Summary

Far better than Macromedia flash, which it reads very well, all the YouTube videos etc need this to run smoothly without constant buffering, and those quirkly flash ads, well they need this to, so does your on-line bookings of holidays and flights, the list is endless. You need this software.

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4 stars

"useful aid to have"

October 29, 2010  |  By BAXTERM3

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

works well on my machine

Cons

no problems so far

Summary

useful to have i have not experianced any problems

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2 stars

"Interesting but flawed"

October 20, 2010  |  By finalrain

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

Allows use of light-weight cross-platform aps.

Cons

Not designed with safe computing best practices in mind.

Summary

I use to AIR applications regularly and enjoy them a lot.

The problem comes whenever one of them needs to be updated. I have to log out of my regular account and into an admin account to update the applications. These aren't applications that require administrative privileges for any reason whatsoever, so the requirement to actually be logged into an admin account is absurd. Even trying a Run As fails 100% of the time.

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3 stars

"Troublesome!"

October 18, 2010  |  By MeAnn1

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

Many specific PC programs will not work without it

Cons

So far I've had to re-download and reinstall this version about 8 times already. Let's see what happens with tonight's!!!

Summary

Abobe is necessary but just doesn't seem very stable and can be a real pain when your computer keeps telling you that you have a damaged copy, didn't load right, not working....... I hope their next version is better!!!

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4 stars

"I'm not sure it's purpose"

October 17, 2010  |  By lblogan0513

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

I have not noticed a difference so it is my assumption it is doing it's job.

Cons

I don't really know any.

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3 stars

"seems to work ok"

October 17, 2010  |  By Penny3333

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

nothing of note

Cons

nothing worth mentioning

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4 stars

"don't know what it does, but it must ok"

October 16, 2010  |  By terrishannon915

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

after I finally got this downloaded, I am assuming all is well

Cons

hard time getting it to download, but was also having other problems with my computer

Summary

I downloaded for my computer told me to; don't know what this program does, but it must be ok

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4 stars

"Dont know much about it but it must be doing it OK."

October 16, 2010  |  By joro32

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.0.4

Pros

So far has not messed anything up that I know of.

Cons

Can not come up with a con since I didn't pay for it and it obviously is doing what it is designed to do..

Summary

Thank You.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date October 05, 2010
Date Added October 05, 2010
Version 2.0.4
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.8MB
File Name apple.html
Popularity
Total Downloads 329,430
Downloads Last Week 211
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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