The One Feature I’d Like From Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR is a fantastic piece of software that allows you to run web applications on your desktop. You need to down the Adobe AIR client which runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Then you need the person or company who builds your favorite web services to build an AIR version. Once they do that, you can run the web application on your desktop. It’s interesting that many of the AIR clients for popular web applications are not written by the application developer, but by a third party using the web applications’ API. That’s the case with the popular twitter client Twhirl and the new FriendFeed client AlertThingy.
The problem with AIR is that unlike Firefox, which allows for tabbed browsing, there is no way to launch one AIR client and get multiple services. I’d like to have Twhirl, AlertThingy, and Shifd (another cool AIR client) all running at the same time in different tabs.
Imagine if you could simply "attach" AIR clients to each other and they become tabs in one single mega AIR client. That’s basically how Firefox works and I suspect I’m not the only person who wants AIR to work that way too.