Adobe AIR – Revolutionizing the World of Online Help

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Adobe AIR runtime enables applications to deliver both the benefits of server connectivity and the compelling end user experience of a desktop application. With a seamless offline- online experience, end-users of Adobe AIR applications can continue to work when they are temporarily offline.

Neither of the popular help output options – CHM or WebHelp or WebHelp on a Server provide the array of features as Adobe AIR does today. That said, in my opinion, RoboHelp Packager for Adobe AIR is a beginning, beginning of a new revolution in help authoring. Here is a list of what you get today-

Needless to say, Adobe AIR has attracted a lot of interest among the help community and some of the experts believe that within two years, Adobe AIR will be the preferred help format for 40% of all help authors. The only debating point is whether Adobe AIR will mainly replace CHM/HTML Help, or if it will take share away from WebHelp as well.