Adobe AIR and the Adobe Flash Platform unleash the creativity of designers and developers by providing a consistent and flexible development environment for the delivery of applications across devices and platforms. Support for additional platforms, including Android, is under development.

Native process API

Create native installers allowing you to launch and communicate with native processes using standard input and output. Using the native process API, communicate with native libraries built using Java™ and .NET and native applications such as "grep" for file searching. You can also create operating system–specific installers (native installers). Applications that use the native process API must be deployed using a native installer.

Native document handlers to open documents

Open documents in popular file formats like PDF, PSD, DOC, PPT, and MP3 using the native application associated with that file. For example, opening an MP3 file will launch iTunes on systems where iTunes is the default application for MP3 files.

Local microphone API

Record audio locally on your device without the need for a server.

UDP networking support

Take advantage of runtime support for the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to build time-sensitive, real-time networking applications such as multiplayer games.

WebKit with HTML5/CSS3 support

Benefit from new capabilities such as CSS transforms, animations, and canvas support.

Mass storage device detection

Detect when mass storage devices such as cameras and USB flash memory drives are available to synchronize files such as photos, videos, MP3 files, or other files.

Enhanced drag-and-drop support

Copy files to the local machine by dragging them out of the Adobe AIR application and onto the desktop. This enables new user interaction possibilities for applications such as content management systems or online stores.

Socket servers and peer-to-peer applications

Build peer-to-peer applications or local servers that make it easier to communicate with other local applications or remote applications over the network.

What's New:

In today's release, we've updated Flash Player with critical security and functional bug fixes. We recommend all customers upgrade to this version.

For those organizations that use the Extended Support Release (ESR), please note that we have incremented the ESR from version 13 to version 18 with today's update.

Current Flash Player 18 users who have enrolled in the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" update mechanism will be automatically updated to the latest version of Flash Player over the next 24 hours.

Users who have selected "Notify me to install updates" will receive an update notification dialog within 7 days from today. Please note that Windows users will need to restart their system or log out and in to activate the update notification dialog.

Flash Player can always be downloaded and installed by simply visiting

Customers using Google Chrome or Windows 8.x Internet Explorer will receive the update through the Google and Microsoft update mechanisms.