The Adobe® AIR™ runtime enables you to have your favorite web applications within your desktop without any browser limits.The applications made for Adobe Air can run on a desktop computer without a browser and provides all the convenience of a desktop application. Moreover these applications can access a desktop file system, clipboard, drag and drop events, system tray/notifications, and more.
How to Use Adobe Air
Just download the application that has been built to run on Adobe AIR and complete the installation and you’re set.To install it manually go here.
Applications which I recommend
The Google Analytics Reporting Suite brings Google Analytics to the desktop.
Take snapshot of Web pages.
twhirl is a multi-account twitter desktop client with TweetScan search.
Use the SearchCoders Dashboard to search the FlexCoders mailing list and chat with other developers.
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4;Windows XP SP2;Windows Vista;Mac OS X v10.4.910 or 10.5.1 (PowerPC); Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later, 10.5.1 (Intel)