11. Januar 2009

Air Apps for UX Designers

To get you started, Download the latest version of Adobe AIR if you haven't done so already (Mac or PC).

Adobe Media Player

Get inspired by watching intresting stuff with the Adobe Media Player.

Adobe® Media Player software provides control and flexibility to view what you want, when you want — whether online or offline. You can queue up and download your favorite Internet TV content, track and download new episodes automatically, and manage your personal video library for viewing at your convenience.

Agile Agenda

Get agile with Agile Agenda.

This is a demo/trial version of Agile Agenda. Agile Agenda is a project scheduling utility focused on allowing project managers to enter data about tasks. The software is capable of dynamically adjusting to changing conditions that occur during a project life cycle. Agile Agenda supports the sharing of data through XML, PDF, and a web based view. It has a slimmed down "developer's client" giving anyone working on a project a simple view of their assigned tasks.

Balsamiq Mockups

Quick and easy prototyping with Balsamic Mockup.

Product managers, designers, developers and even clients can now work together in the same tool to quickly iterate over software mockups, before writing code. Mockups feels like you are drawing, but it's digital, so you can tweak and rearrange controls easily, and the end result is much cleaner. Teams can come up with a design and iterate over it in real-time in the course of a meeting. Mockups is tightly integrated with Atlassian Confluence, Atlassian JIRA and XWiki. We even have a desktop version for when you are offline. Mockups for Desktop starts at $79 per user, with volume discounts available. You can download a free demo at the link above.


Grab a link and download videos from YouTube with Doppelganger.

Doppelganger is a lightweight, drag and drop download manager for online videos. Unlike most video download extensions, Doppelganger allows you to download a video without visiting its page first. Anywhere there's a link to the video's page, simply drag the link to Doppelganger and the download will begin. At the moment, Doppelganger only supports YouTube videos, but will accommodate more sites in future releases.

Google Analytics Reporting Suite

Get your analytics with the Google Analytics Reporting Suite.

The Google Analytics Reporting Suite brings Google Analytics to the desktop, with a host of features that help you understand how your website is performing and where you can improve. From tracking your visitors, referrals and campaigns to viewing your AdWords ROI metrics, the Google Analytics Reporting suite is a must-have for every web business.


Personal time tracking with Klok

Klok is a personal time tracking application that makes it easy for anyone working on multiple clients, projects or tasks to keep track of their hours. In contrast to many time entry applications, Klok is meant for those of us who want to press a button when we start working and another when we stop. Klok keeps track of the rest. Klok allows entry of time spent in the past as well and also allows for editing time entries. The application features drag and drop, excel export, archive and a collapsed view that stays our of your way.


Track the time you spend working on projects with Kronos.

Kronos lets you track the time you spend working on your projects. The application also shows you the money you earn, live. Flexible, Kronos can run multiple timers at the same time. You could for example track the work of a whole team if you wanted to.


Get color inspiration and many beautiful themes with kuler desktop.

Import kuler themes directly into Creative Suite 3 Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Select Save Theme menu to learn more. * Color inspiration. Browse and search color themes from kuler (kuler.adobe.com), an online application to create and share color harmonies. View RSS feeds of Highest Rated, Most Popular, Newest, and Randomly Selected themes. Drag and drop themes as transparent "tear offs," to scale and view over any application. Download themes as ASE (Adobe Swatch Exchange) files to your desktop, or quickly copy as hex values to your clipboard. Access your own themes and favorites from your Mykuler area.

Mindomo Desktop

Work on the same mind maps online and offline with Mindomo Desktop.

Mindomo Desktop is a mind mapping application which can be deployed to your desktop and run across operating systems. It allows you to work on your mind maps offline or when your internet connection is not available.


Plan your tasks with MiniTask.

MiniTask is a fast and easy-to-use task management application that helps you with organizing your daily todos more efficiently. It supports features like drag 'n' drop reorder, alarm timers, printing of pretty task sheets, copying tasks from and to other applications etc.

Ora Time and Expense

Track the time you work on a project with Ora Time and Expense.

Ora Time and Expense is a small easy-to-use application for tracking and generating timesheets, expense reports, and invoices. Winner of Adobe AIR Developer Derby Best Business HTML Application.


Compare your design and the developers work with pixDIF.

pixDIF is a utility for designers and developers to help them see and measure differences between design comps and design implementations.


Measure objects with Pixus.

You can not only measure the screen object size with easy. With browser skins, overlay mode and screen size presets, you can also preview how your design will look in the real environment. - No switching to low-res again. - Tested on Mac OS X and Windows. - Ideal for web and interface designers.


If you charge time for money, then you need timeloc.

Timeloc is a desktop widget that keeps track of the time you have spent working on a job or project. It will no longer be a case of guess work as to how much you need to bill your clients or assign to a project. Timeloc is ideal for both internal and external billing.


Take quick and easy snapshots with Websnapshot.

Enter the Url and Press Snap. Or Drag&Drop it from your browser. Click on the Thumbnails to Save. With Auto Save Checked, the thumbnails are immediately saved to your 'save' folder. Select the type of Snapshot you want to make: Thumbnail, Browser size, or Full Page. You can tailor the way the snapshots are take in the Preferences pane. Set the download folder as needed. By default the snapshots are saved to the Desktop.