Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    322,995
  • Date Added:
    June 17, 2011
  • File Size:
    15.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    299
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/Server 2003 x86 R2

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 21 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
  • 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

"Program seems to be working effectively"

July 15, 2011  |  By bayfia

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

Improves Internet connectiion for downloads and uploads

Cons

None I know of

Summary

A useful application.

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2 stars

"Worthless softward"

July 11, 2011  |  By DanielOBensonMD

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

I haven't found any redeeming features

Cons

Adobe uses this program as part of the Adobe Support Adviser. When you run an update and the update fails to install you're advised to download the Adobe Support Adviser, which requires the AIR.
After AIR runs I get the message: error found.

Summary

Well duh. I knew there was an issue! That's why I ran the damn Adobe Support Adviser in the first place. And the next step is even worse: "Please contact customer support." Yeh. How? No email addresses are listed on that support page. Only hyperlinks to FAQs. You could call. That's it. Not too cool for a program I paid $1500.00 for.
Forget the adobe support adviser and the AIR that it uses. Take your chances and call adobe directly.
If this application is an example of how adobe expects to use AIR it's a miserable failure!

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5 stars

"It hides nicely in the background."

July 05, 2011  |  By wolfsqn

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

Works as advertised.

Cons

None; works as advertised.

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4 stars

"good software"

July 01, 2011  |  By recordpro

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

works well

Cons

none that are apparrent

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4 stars

"Good product"

June 28, 2011  |  By Blackpython

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

Seems to work well with other applications

Cons

None as yet

Summary

Integrates well with other programs

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4 stars

"good program"

June 28, 2011  |  By moatney

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

works well so far

Cons

none to speak of

Summary

works well for me

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3 stars

"dont understand what it does"

June 28, 2011  |  By fatmat8

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

not sure about cons

Cons

not sure about cons

Summary

not clever enough to understand program

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1 stars

"I haven't got a clue what it is for."

June 27, 2011  |  By fidaveia

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

Nothing to recommend.

Cons

Nothing to write home about.

Summary

All I wanted was a simple PDF reader and Adobe pushed a bunch of stuff into the download. Adobe think that they really are GOD's gift to computing. Not recommended!

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2 stars

"cannot get it to work yet"

June 26, 2011  |  By cieside1

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

same as above won't work

Cons

same as above wont work

Summary

and once more won't work

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3 stars

"haven't used"

June 26, 2011  |  By haf canadian

 |  Version: Adobe AIR 2.7

Pros

none to comment about

Cons

none to comment about

Summary

CNet insists I review Adobe AIR, but if I've used it, I don't know it. So I can't really review it. Just because we download updates, doesn't mean we immediately have experience with the new version.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date June 17, 2011
Date Added June 17, 2011
Version 2.7
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2003 x86 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.8MB
File Name apple.html
Popularity
Total Downloads 322,995
Downloads Last Week 299
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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