Adobe AIR was first introduced on 19 March 2007 with the name of Apollo and designed as a cross-operating system runtime that enables web developers to use their existing web development skills, code and tools to build and deploy rich web applications and content to the desktop.
Many of the apps are centered around productivity, including an entire section of apps created for Google. There are categories for photo and video apps, including things to help manage your Flickr account.
There are apps built for design, including one to create icons yourself. It’s a simple little program that helps you make a neat little favicon for your website, among other things.
If you are using anything built on Adobe Air that wasn’t included in the article, let us know about them. We’ll be happy to take a look at them.